In the last one year, the family-run NGO delivered over a lakh meals to the needy
Hyderabad: Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, there have been several initiatives taken up by NGOs and individuals, to provide for various resources to the needy. Ahamprana, an NGO based out of Hyderabad, initiated by cybersecurity professional Prawin Kumar Tangella, is one such NGO that has been striving hard to ensure the needy gets food, groceries, oxygen concentrators and more in the last one year.
Its beginning was in 2018 when Prawin wanted to take up an initiative in the memory of his late father. “My father passed away years ago and throughout, I wanted to take up an initiative and serve the people and on June 28, i.e. his birth anniversary, in 2018, my mother and I launched this organisation. We initially started off by providing resources for girl children and rural education, by distributing books and other necessities to needy children,” says Prawin. His organisation distributed over 50,000 books to the needy in the last three years.
Later, after the pandemic started, Ahamprana turned towards ensuring food necessities were taken care of and in the last one year, the family-run organisation has delivered over a lakh meals. “We started getting hundreds of requests after we started and as of last month, we served a lakh meals and at our peak, we were serving 300 meals to Covid-affected every day in the city,” says Prawin, whose family cooks the meals.
Another key segment where the organisation has been striving hard is to ensure teachers get resources. “Teachers are among the worst-hit segments of the population and unlike other affected professions, teachers aren’t perceived as needy. That is the reason we gave hundreds of grocery kits to teachers, at a cost of Rs 1,090 per kit,” says Prawin, adding, “We are going to continue providing this for teachers as long as it is necessary.”
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