Smile Foundation in collaboration with Pepsi Co., Quaker oats and 10 other NGO partners provided much needed relief to the people stranded in their own homes due to the heavy floods.
Relief work was started in eight different locations in Chennai and drinking water, packed food, other urgent supplies and survival kits were provided. The aim was to reach to as many people as possible. Over 10-15 health camps were conducted every day, benefitting more than 800 people per camp across the city. Volunteers were identified who worked tirelessly night and day and rescue teams were deployed to help people out of places which were filled with water.
Relief operations conducted in two phases: phase I was Intensive Relief Operations which was concluded and Phase II is Health Based Rehabilitation Support which is still ongoing.
Approximately 756000 liters of water and 37780 kg of food was distributed.
Approximately 378000 people benefitted through water distribution and 188900 people benefitted through food items distribution.
Smile on Wheels deployed to provide free health care services to the affected people.
More than 2000 people were provided services such as OPD sessions, diagnosis tests, and free medicines every day.
Awareness sessions on how to be safe from water borne diseases and follow healthy habits to be safe from diseases were attended by both men and women.
21,346 CHILDREN DIRECTLY PROVIDED EDUCATION THROUGH 120 CENTERS IN 21 STATES
50% OF TOTAL BENEFICIARIES ENROLLED WHERE GIRL CHILDREN, TO ENSURE A FAIR START FOR ALL
100% CHILDREN RECEIVED REGULAR NUTRITION & HEALTH CARE SUPPORT
100% TEACHER RECEIVED TRAINING IN INNOVATIVE TEACHING SKILLS
IN 2014 , A TOTAL OF 12,000 PEOPLE BENEFITED FROM THE INITIATIVE
OVER100 ICE ACTIVITIES WERE CONDUCTED LAST YEAR, BENEFITING MORE THAN 6500 PEOPLE
4500 STUDENTS RECEIVED BENEFIT FROM SCHOOLHEALTH PROGRAMS
IN THE FIRST MONTH OF THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE STATIC CLINIC PROGRAM A TOTAL265 PEOPLE BENEFITED OF WHICH 57% BENEFICIARIESWERE WOMAN