We are pleased to see our Ekta Unity service users taking up the opportunity of taking part in our FREE online singing classes.
Thank you to Mr Kundra for leading on this initiative and supporting those who are feeling isolated during this unprecedented time of Covid-19, and whilst our regular services and activities are closed at St Paul’s Church, Foleshill Road, Coventry.
Mr Kundra-Ekta Unity’s Singing Tutor said: “We know how important the regular singing group was for our service users. It was beyond just singing, but was as much about social connections, promoting well-being and shared creativity – all of which have been hit hard by coronavirus (COVID-19). However, a positive factor that has come out of this is the fantastically creative way our service users have found by attending the online singing sessions every week to stay in touch and keep singing. The Ekta Unity online singing sessions has brought joy to everyone and helped to keep singing in their lives. The sessions have helped to keep them connected to our group and maintain some momentum to their activities”
Suman Ghaiwal-Chair of Ekta Unity said: “The singing sessions enable those who have been members of the Ekta Unity singing group to come together, sing and continue to share their love of singing and music with others. The virtual sessions replicate the vital sense of community and friendship that the members usually experience through their weekly singing group, which have been postponed due to Covid-19. The online singing sessions provide valuable support to those with long-term health conditions and improving their wellbeing during these uncertain and challenging times”
Sanjay Jagatia-CEO of Ekta Unity added: “The regular weekly singing sessions that Ekta Unity held at St Paul’s Church, were often one of the few chances that many had to meet with friends and share their love of singing and music. The social-distancing measures introduced in response to the coronavirus, together with older people being at a higher risk of developing the disease, has meant that they have been cut-off from this vital part of their social lives. Now, the sessions led by Mr Kundra, have enabled people to gather virtually online every Wednesday to sing songs together and share stories”
The Ekta Unity Board of Trustees