Support Chennai Flood Relief & Rehabilitation

2015 north east monsoon season has created havoc with colossal devastation in the coastal districts and north Tamil Nadu especially Chennai,Kanchipuram, Tiruvalllur and Cuddalore. Unprecedented rains and a death toll of more than 360 people has reported. It rained more than 200% of  the annual average in a very short span of time that resulted in floods in many parts of the city, suburbs and low lying areas. It is estimated that the loss was more than 1 lakh Crore rupees ($ 3 Billions).

Children from vulnerable families and economically weaker sections are also worst affected by losing their education materials, dresses and faced with numerous other hardships. Many of the schools in the areas have been affected badly, schools have lost most of the teaching learning materials. Schools had to be closed for more than 33 working days in the last two months causing loss of teaching /learning hours.

Immediate Relief

To provide immedifate assistance to the families, ILP 's NGO partners are distributing survival kits to families in the blocks of Ponnamallee, Villivakkam, Tiruvallur, Poondi & Ellapuram. They are covering 60 villages  with 1608 families. The cost of a family kit is around Rs 1,200 ($20).

 

 

 

Short Term to Medium Term Relief and Rebuilding efforts

ILP will focused on supporting the functioning of government schools and ensuring children are back in school in and around chennai by focusing on the following activities

Learning Materials

 

  • Provide teaching materials to schools & anganwadis.
  • Provide geometry box, guides and other learning equipment that children lost in the floods.
  • Intervention to ensure that the  children get text books, Note books, Uniforms and school bags from the Government.
  • Facilitate replacements of lost school records/certificates through respective education boards. Help get provisional certificates and reports immediately

School Infrastructure

  • Schools used as relief centers- this needs to be moved out quickly, so that schools can resume

  • Advocacy with government departments for ensuring safety of schools and anganwadi buildings

Help with Learning

  • With the loss of school days, help children catch up with classes. Possible bridging/coaching classes and transitional curriculum for lower grades.
  • Arrange special coaching for students i 10th Standard & 12th Standard.
  • Appoint para - teacher / extra coaching for students studying in Govt. schools
  • Setup learning centers for children in relief camps who may miss school for longer duration. 

  • Socio-psycho support system for children facing psychological trauma.
  • Child Protection - Danger of child trafficking - In case children have lost their elders.

You can support these rehabilitation efforts by donating here
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