The entire state of Odisha, including Puri where Prashanti School is located, has been in lockdown since May 5 to stop the uncontrolled spread of Covid-19. The State has mandated that during lockdown all children return to their homes, so all our students are back with their guardians.
All around India, people are suffering enormously from both the health impacts of Covid, and the economic hardships brought about by loss of income due to lockdown. Many families of the Prashanti School students currently have no income at all, and have not been able to afford to buy enough food supplies to feed their family. They are hungry and in dire need of assistance.