The outburst of the Coronavirus has affected millions of people, whether losing their jobs or loss in their business. COVID-19 has created a havoc situation in everyone’s life, especially with disabled people. With many losing their jobs and striving to sustain their daily subsistence, KISS foundation extended their helping hands to two physically disabled girls from Kandhamal.
Jyostna Majhi and Laxmi Patro from Kandhamal had a complicated life and due to COVID things have turned upside down for these two disabled girls. They left their homes and shifted to Bhubaneswar to take up vocational training with a dream of becoming independent. Jyostna was doing DTP and Laxmi took up a tailoring job in Bhubaneswar. But to the national lockdown, both the girls lost their jobs and were in a complete devastating condition during this pandemic. For the last six months, they were staying at a school.
After their story came to light, KISS and KIIT founder Dr Achyuta Samanta extended their hands and decided to help them. He stated in his official Facebook page that he wanted to help them in all possible ways and when he asked these two girls they revealed their urge to be independent and do some jobs which will help them to sustain their livelihood. Even despite being disabled, they have a wish to be independent and self-sufficient.
He assured that the girls would be provided employment at KISS and stay as in the staff quarters. Specific arrangements will be made before they join and now, for the time being, they have provided them with the financial assistance of 10000 rupees for sustenance.
Dr Samanta further said, “I understand how difficult it is for girls to lead a life without financial stability and independence, especially the differently abled. We promise to take good care of them at KISS”.
The two girls expressed their gratitude to KISS, and Dr Samanta for helping them out in this pandemic situation.
Article Written by Dikhya Mohanty
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