Written By: Kaplianlal, Assistant Manager, Programme, North-East
Edited By: Communications Team
“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand”. – Henri Nouwen
In the midst of chaos and agony for the loss of near and dear ones and shattered dreams, for every passing moment, people in the camps look out and waited patiently something to hope for. They long for the day to go home and gather together their lives torn apart by the violence that once engulfed the length and breadth of Assam.
IGSSS in collaboration with the support from its partner had set upon the task of reaching out to the distressed and displaced people taking shelter across two districts- Chirang and Kokrajhar respectively- in whatever way they can to relieve them of their woes even for fleeting moment to bring solace to the weary and disheartened soul.
Indeed the intervention did provide them the much need succour and also in restoration of their dignity. The smile and joy it brought back to their faces was a sight to behold. The distribution of the relief material in terms of both the content of the package and the timeliness with which it was done was much appreciated by the affected people.
The contribution, support for one another and cooperation among the team was exemplary. Distributions at camps were done on villages wise. The emphasis was laid on protection (child trafficking) issue that are displayed in the banner translated into Bodo and Assamese.
During the distribution, the volunteers also administered an feedback interview with a few beneficiaries to elicit their feedbacks and gauge the timeliness, efficiency of the distribution system and appropriateness of the items. It was encouraging to hear from them their appreciation and satisfaction on the materials they received especially the quality, design and size of the blankets. They are also extremely delighted to have received the money that will help them in reviving their livelihoods like purchase of livestock, seeds and children education expenses.