Dispatches: Stories from the Long Lockdown and Life Under COVID19

On 25 March 2020, the Azim Premji Foundation and Wipro commenced joint efforts to support civil society responses to the pandemic. Here are a few stories about this extraordinarily challenging time for all of us. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has been an extraordinary time for all of humanity. It has pushed us to the limits as a country, with challenges to our health system and our ability to provide relief services to a population immensely affected by the lockdown.

In collaboration with partners and University alumni, we began to do relief work in many parts of the country. Driven by our deep presence on the ground, we have worked across 190 districts with 1600 team members, 5000 government school teachers and thousands of employees of our partner groups. 

This is a series of stories from the field about the impact of this time on our fellow citizens. These are equal parts information and anecdotes.