The Voluntary Association For Social Upliftment (VASU), on Sunday, distributed ration to 300 needy families in South West Garo Hills District of Meghalaya in Ghasura, Purasingha, Kumligaon, Samatigaon, Murikhati, Morkona and Mahendraganj.
Besides ration, VASU also distributed basic necessities such as sanitary napkins, soap, Zinc tablets etc.
“It is important to understand the misery of the communities living in those remote areas. Hence, it was a call to action for us to work for the upliftment of these areas. We have worked in South West Garo Hills even during the peak of militant activities,” said officials at VASU.
Since the dawn of COVID-19, the NGO has been involved in COVID relief work in the South West Garo Hills region of Meghalaya.
To enhance livelihood opportunities for the poor people, VASU also has an apparel making training and production centre in Mahendraganj and a handloom weaving centre in Samatigaon in South West Garo Hills.
VASU also has a Nutrition programme for the women working in their centre at Mahendraganj and Samatigaon. According to VASU, a balanced midday meal for the women, along with multivitamins and folic acid is provided at the centres.
Registered in 2003, VASU began with the primary objective to provide livelihood opportunities through skill development amongst rural people.