Trending Stories on NewzHook – 1 to 4 June
Hello Newz Hook readers! We are here with the list of most shared and popular stories for the week.
What happens to people with disabilities when their caregivers test COVID positive? This is an aspect that has not been looked into. After a young man with Down syndrome in Tamil Nadu was left to fend for himself when his parents’ tested positive, disability rights groups have urged local authorities to look into this gap.
Many schools across India have started classes online with the lockdown still in place in educational institutions. Many parent support groups have raised concerns about this. One of them TogetherWeCan in Kerala petitioned state Chief Minister P Vijayan asking for a rethink on this decision citing concerns about the possible impact on mental health.
This week NewzHook was proud to highlight stories about initiatives by people with disabilities to help the larger community during the pandemic. On #NHSalutes, we featured visually impaired researcher Kailash Tandel who is raising funds to support the fishermen’s community in Mumbai and neighbouring areas.
Another story is from Udaipur, Rajasthan where disabled people from Narayan Seva Sansthan stitched face masks for migrants and railway employees.
Chennai-based impact enterprise v-shesh is using the lockdown to spread Indian sign language awareness and promote deaf inclusion in the larger public. They have online classes across three groups and the response has been great.
And finally do check out our new section NH Voice. Lots of interesting articles there by our readers. If you wish to see your name in that list, you can get published on NewzHook too!
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