At midnight, on 25th March, 2020, a 21-day lockdown was imposed in India. With effectively bringing a country of 1,300 million citizens to a stand still, it was the world's largest lockdown. A lockdown meant an inability to work. This meant cutting off the daily incomes of hundreds of millions of people and their families. Shocked by the societal implications of the three-week long lockdown on the most vulnerable of India's population, we knew something had to be done - and fast.
After working on our hunger-relief project, we learned we should concentrate our efforts on the cause of this hunger problem (rather than just a solution on the symptom - which is food-supply), and thus we decided to expand our vision towards building post-COVID-lockdown resilient communities.
Here, we are following the guidelines which are laid out by United Nations in form of 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs). We are focusing on 4 of them specifically with the given condition of rise of unemployment and risks to climate, namely; SDG 4 on quality education, SDG 8/10 on decent work and reduced inequalities, and finally SDG 13 on climate action.