08 July 2020

Ewaa shelter looks after two children of a nurse who contracted Covid-19


“There are no words to express our gratitude to the UAE and Ewaa shelter,” said Jonita, after contracting “Covid-19” and forced to stay for more than 14 days in hospital with her husband, which prevented them from taking care of their daughters.

After being tested positive, Jonita and her husband Suresh Babu were transferred to Al-Rahba hospital, and their children, Arunima (10 years old) and Advitha (4 years old), stayed alone at home.

“We couldn?t get help from anyone, and like all parents, we were very worried about our children being at home alone,” she said. “Until my doctor contacted the department of Health and informed them about our situation.” She added.

Jonita praised the quick response from the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, which arranged for their children to join Ewaa shelter, where the best care and attention were given to them throughout their stay.

?The admirable care given to my daughters by Ewaa shelter has been a major part of the psychological and moral support during our recovery journey? she said.

She pointed out that during the period her children spent in the shelter, which lasted for more than 20 days, a true family atmosphere has been offered to them, including following up their online distant learning.?

“We are truly grateful to Ewaa shelter and to the Government of the UAE, and we feel profoundly proud to be in this country.? said Jonita.

“Since the outbreak of the Corona pandemic, the governments took a wide range of measures in response to the crisis.? Said Sara Shuhail, Director general of Ewaa shelters for Victims of Human Trafficking. ?All state departments worked together, within the approach established by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.”

Sarah Shuhail added that ?the two kids were given the necessary psychological support and were helped to follow their studies remotely. It was a great experience for both the shelter and the girls,? she added. (Al Ittihad newspaper)