As the 21-day nationwide shutdown is practiced to aim Social Distancing, the weaker sections of the society take a major hit with no one to feed or tend to them. Skoruz Technologies – A US based Data Analytics firm with Offices in Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad has stepped up efforts to tackle the challenges posed by the Covid-19 situation and the consequent socio-economic impact on the weaker sections of society.
Aided by support from their CSR funding and Employee’s contributions, the company is working to tackle the crisis and help out vulnerable sections of the population, especially vendors, daily-wage earners, gig-economy workers and elderly / mentally retarded people on the streets.
The company along with some NGO partners in Bangalore and Chennai have already distributed over 500 packaged meals so far to the vulnerable groups in India in the past two days. They plan to distribute 1000 + packaged meals each day to underprivileged people on the streets across Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad.
Commenting on the initiative, Saminathan , CEO and Co-Founder of Skoruz Technologies said “This was just an idea that i had and when i shared it with my team, they immediately took it up and actioned it within 12 hours. It was very heartwarming to see our employees contribute to this initiative as well. We are actively working with the local authorities to take this to more people in the coming days”
Along with food, the volunteers also educate them on personal hygiene and social distancing to help them safeguard themselves from the deadly coronavirus
The company has always been active in supporting society in times of need. They distributed food and basic amenities to those people who got affected by the Chennai Floods in 2015 which displaced over 1.5 million people.