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The floods of November 2015 have brought life-changing disaster to Chennai tossing up the routine activities of its residents. As a result many have suffered immeasurable destruction, loss, damage and despair. We initiated our immediate action were to the victims of the flood in Chennai, our relief activities were carried out in Teynampet, Chennai, taking care of victim’s dire needs. Throughout the 2016 and a major part of the year’17 our initiatives are going on.
In an effort to streamline the relief assistance process, we teamed up to implement the delivery of immediate relief work like provision of Dress (food and water packets, mats, mosquito nets and bed sheets, Toiletries (Bathing soap, washing soap, towel, tooth brush and paste, hair oil, powder, combs, sanitary pads), Provisions (Rice, cooking oil, sugar, dhal), Utensil kit (cooking pots, frying pan, ladles, tumblers, plates), carbon emission free, smokeless stoves to the flood victims residing in the areas of Teynampet, Chennai.
Student chairs, staff chairs, mats, file cabinet, games materials were procured and distributed to four schools; Appadurai Corporation Primary School, Panagal Park Corporation Primary School, Vanniyar Corporation Primary School and Dr.Giriyappa Corporation Primary School. The most deserving students of these schools as well as children at the household levels from Teynampet area were provided with shoes, socks, uniform, stationery and ID cards.
Crutches, elbow crutches, hearing aids, cot were provided to people living with disabilities.
104 families were provided with necessary materials based on the beneficiary’s need. For the construction of roofing tarpaulin sheets were provided with the needed construction materials. The provision of these most basic items had allowed those affected to have an assured shelter for themselves and take care of their family members under proper safe roofing.
2250 community members were oriented on preparedness for disaster management
The community level training was imparted to the people living in Thiru.V.Ka Nagar, Dr.Giriappa Road and Thomas Road, Teynampet, Chennai. Around 2250 participants where children, older adults and neighbours living in that surrounding acted as participants in the training programme.
They were educated on immediate first aid, planning which involved identifying organizational resources, formation of teams, determining the roles and responsibilities, communication touch up with neigbhouring communities, etc. to ensure that the response system functions successfully.
The training programme was facilitated with the help of Mr.Palani, Chariman, Red Cross Society, Chennai City; Mr.Lawrence, Demo Organizer, Red Cross Society; Mr.Subramaniyan, First Aid Trainer.
Five Adult Disaster Response Clubs (ADRC) are formed with 150 lead volunteers from the community.
150 active lead volunteers are introduced through the imparted trainings which serves as a platform to select caregivers to take care adults with disabilities. Five Adult Disaster Response Clubs with 30 members per club are formed.
In continuation of our project for the victims of the Chennai flood in slum, 47 community level awareness and disaster preparedness programme were carryout for 2556 participants.
The aim is to educate and make them better prepared for a disaster for the community especially the children.
We have been working among the children for the disasters awareness program which has been held by our team members. Our methodology includes, how to rescue the students who was locked in demolish building due to the natural disaster and the way they should carry affected members. Secondly, the youngsters who suffer a lot by strangers were guided how to deliver and rescue through the simple whistling sound.
The students are gaining knowledge day by day through our training. It shows a tremendous impact. The participants kept the training session very active by their constant interaction with the resource person, clearing their queries during rescuing period, immediate sanitary measures they need to adapt to protect themselves from diseases, etc. By the end of the training programme the people of this locality had a clear perspective on flood preparedness.
We thank the donors of Global Giving for their kind support towards the members of the communities who were badly affected by the destruction caused by the cyclone “Gaja”, The relief work was carried out by our team through the National Mother & Child Welfare organization.
- Food & water packets were distributed to 268 families.
- 70 women framers received agriculture tools in place of the ones they had lost during the cyclone.
- 5 training programme on disaster preparedness were conducted for the community.
With the support from Global Giving we have tried our best to assist the victims of the Kerela floods. As per the interventions following activates were conducted.
- Food & water packets were distributed to 275 families<
- Provisions and cleaning materials.
- 7 families were provided with proper shelter through renovation of their houses damaged in the flood.
- 5 training programme on disaster preparedness were conducted for the community
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