Laxmi Roka - Mobile CrechesWe need to stay connected and work together. We must learn from each other and work together on new strategies to reach more vulnerable children and communities.
Name: Laxmi Roka
If you could send one positive message to your colleagues around the globe at these challenging times, what would it be?
If you could send one positive message to children and families/caregivers around the globe at these challenging times, what would it be?
What are you learning during these times as an individual and a professional?
In my profession, I learned new things. I was able to help my team members and encourage them too.
What would you like people to know and understand about your work during the COVID-19 pandemic?
We had to begin by ensuring that the families were okay and had necessities, such as food. We put all of our efforts toward ensuring that the community had necessities. We simultaneously worked with parents to help them cope with this situation and their children's needs, specifically during this time.
What concerns you the most now, and what concerns you most for the upcoming period?
I also worry that if there is no work, children will be forced to work, increasing child labor in our country. If parents are struggling to find work and have to leave their children to search for jobs, there is a chance that older children will be responsible for their younger siblings and be deprived of education.