WRITTEN BY Dignity Freedom Network ON Mon Oct 12,2020
Subhash was a migrant worker 231 kilometers from home when transportation was suspended five days after lockdown took effect in his region.
He knew he needed to get home to his family, so he did what he had to do—he walked. Every single kilometer. But when he got home, he discovered that his family had less than a month’s supply of food left. Because Subhash is a migrant worker, he didn’t have identity papers and didn’t qualify for government assistance during the lockdown.
Without an income or government assistance, and a dwindling food supply, Subhash needed help quickly.
Luckily, two of his children were enrolled at a nearby Good Shepherd School, which had just started a food distribution program for families in need. Subhash received a food packet because his children attended the school. In the midst of an extremely trying time, Subhash can feed his family and he knows where to get additional assistance if he needs it.
His children aren’t just getting an education at the school, the whole family is being cared for because they are part of the community.