Koncab displayed its compassionate side by reaching out to about 1200 migrant workers and people who were working as maids, drivers, daily wage labourers, barbers etc. who lost their jobs and dwellings, in just a flash, owing to the lockdown due to Covid 19 which has engulfed the entire world into its dangerous jaws.
While most associations collected a lumpsum amount from its members and handed it over to an organization or a Trust or NGO who were into helping the victims of the lockdown, Koncab on the other hand decided to reach out directly and personally to the ones affected by the pandemic.
The kits with rice, cereals, wheat, rava and spices were distributed in four phases between April 27th and May 18th.
Phase 1 & 2 : At Konkan Samudai Bhavan
Phase 3 : At Jyothi School, K KHalli
Phase 4 : At St. Charles School – Kammanahalli
In all about 380 households with an average of 3 members per household were benefited by the supplies. President of Koncab - Arun Fernandes said, "It gives me a great sense of satisfaction that we as an organization were able to reach out to someone in need in a small way, and this was planned and executed meticulously by the dedicated efforts of the “Koncabin aid ofCovid Distressed” committee comprising of Sylvester D’Souza, Sunil D’Cunha, Nora Menezes, Steven D’Silva, Jhonas D’Souza and N.A D’Silva".
He mentioned that Koncab is grateful to all its members and well wishers who generously donated for the cause, without which it would not have been possible to reach out to such a large number of people. Arun Fernandes thanked the Koncab EC for their support and guidance. He also acknowledged that Koncab is grateful to the Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo and the Sisters of the Little flower of Bethany for the assistance extended to Koncab.