(Goa, India) With the lockdown in India continuing into the 4th week and extending till the 4th of May due to the coronavirus situation many people especially the families of migrant people living in the slums and shanties are affected as they are day laborers and so have no daily income to purchase essentials and food. The School for children of such migrant families who are all day laborers run by the V. Province (Trust of Nano Nagle School) in Goa with around 300 students organized outreach to the families of the children.
The Redemptorist Students of Philosophy who go to help in the school as part of their pastoral work every week under the direction of the Rector Fr Eugene D’Sliva C.Ss.R., the Prefect Fr. Anil Tirkey C.Ss.R., and the Principal of the School Fr. Ritesh Rosario, C.Ss.R. prepared kits of food grains and other essentials and together with the staff of the school distributed a kit to each student of the school so that their families could have enough food and essentials for a month. Apart from each family of the children given a kit, the Philosophy Students also prepared kits for distribution to other Migrant families living in the area of the St Gerard Majella Philosophy Study House in Varca Goa. Over 100 families benefited from this outreach.
Ivel Mendanha, C.Ss.R.