The southern coast of India saw the worst torrential rainfall ever in the month of November 2015. The heavy rainfall continued from the 8th of November till the 14th of December 2015. The annual rainfall proved to be catastrophic and one of the costliest calamities to have occurred in the year 2015, leading to more than 500 deaths and displacing more than 1.8 million people. Chennai was the worst affected.

The waters had reached to such levels that people were trapped in their own homes and since the roads were blocked due to the overflowing water there was a lack of clean drinking water and lack of food, shelter and health care services.


Project Highlights

  • 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.

Impact

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


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