Motivation is responding to the COVID-19 crisis in India. Read more.

29 April 2021

We are deeply saddened by the devastating impact that COVID-19 is having on India’s people. 

Our thoughts are with our incredible partners and programme participants, and all their families, in these difficult days.

Wherever possible, we are continuing our project work remotely at this time. We have re-started our support calls to the thousands of disabled people who have used our programmes. We’re connecting with partners to see what support we can offer during this critical time. 

Our staff in India are working from home to ensure their safety and the safety of our our partners. We continue to monitor and support the wellbeing of all our staff as they carry out Motivation’s vital work while dealing with the personal impact of the current crisis.

In our other programme countries, we’re constantly monitoring the infection rates and government advice to ensure our communities, partners and staff are kept safe. 

In Kenya, a partial lockdown is in place and our wheelchair services and face-to-face follow ups are paused accordingly. Our teams continue to work remotely on programme development work and advocacy. 

In Malawi and Uganda, our programmes are continuing but have been adapted to ensure activities are held safely, and in line with government guidance. As infection rates happily remain low, this phase of our COVID-19 response work is coming to a close. 

Through these challenging times, we remain committed to the disabled people who use our programmes and services and are disproportionately affected by the pandemic. Those who rely on the support of caregivers and those who have reduced mobility are incredibly vulnerable, and we are determined to continue supporting our community wherever we can.

We are incredibly grateful for your ongoing support of Motivation as we react to the ongoing impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.