"Rahat Floods"- Support flood victims in India!

 
$43,366
$46,634
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Jan 3, 2014

" Dignifying Relief !! "

School girls walking on a newly constructed bridge
School girls walking on a newly constructed bridge

Goonj's flagship initiative 'Cloth for work' is a humble act of dignified giving where people receive material with dignity and not as charity. We experimented the same approach successfully after the floods in Kosi, Bihar. Here are some glimpses of “Dignifying relief” in Uttarakhand where our teams from all the three centers of Goonj in Uttarakhand (Rishikesh Hub, Guptkashi and Uttarkashi ) are reaching  out to far away areas on a daily basis.

It is certainly encouraging to see how people have accepted Goonj's 'Cloth for Work'  (CFW) initiative to receive the woolens kits with dignity instead of getting it as simple relief. People of village Naugaon (Bhatwari block) in Sangam Chatti in Uttarkashi area took up various activities to make their village more accessible and clean under this initiative. Over 100 people gathered to make two bridges - of 12x3 feet and 30x3 feet to bring back the connectivity of the village. They also undertook cleaning of road-side bushes, cleanliness drives and repairing of roads. Here are some glimpses of the actions from the field….

Bridge made under CFW in village Naugaon, Bhatwari
Bridge made under CFW in village Naugaon, Bhatwari
Repair of 5 km stretch from Sangamchetti to Agoda
Repair of 5 km stretch from Sangamchetti to Agoda
Dangerously crossing a high water gorge on a trunk
Dangerously crossing a high water gorge on a trunk
40 people from village Seku make a 6ft high bridge
40 people from village Seku make a 6ft high bridge
CFW - a connect between local wisdom and problems
CFW - a connect between local wisdom and problems
Cleaning of drains in village Naugaon, Bhatwari
Cleaning of drains in village Naugaon, Bhatwari
Cleaning of road-side bushes in village Naugaon
Cleaning of road-side bushes in village Naugaon

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Oct 2, 2013

From providing relief to reopening schools!

Distribution or relief material
Distribution or relief material

“Ab to ye 100 rupay ka note bhi teen meel lamba lagta hai ” (now this 100 rupee note also seems 3 mile long), Dinmani, a tea vendor at the village Triyuginarayan smiles and adds – “this was the time our money boxes used to be full, tourists used to be all around. In just a few months we used to earn for the entire year and now, we don’t even have Rs 200/- to pay for school fees.”


In the last 3 months Goonj has touched over 166 such villages in the devastated areas of Uttarakhand. Goonj's website www.goonj.org is regularly updated on our work in Uttarakhand. Here is a comprehensive report and the way forward for you to read and share.. -http://goonj.org/?page_id=2572

Family packs being made.
Family packs being made.
Monitoring of materials distributed
Monitoring of materials distributed
Medical camp
Medical camp
The grit of lady to reach ration to her family!
The grit of lady to reach ration to her family!
A little girl happy to be back in school.
A little girl happy to be back in school.
Teacher ensuring hygiene of the children
Teacher ensuring hygiene of the children
Children finally back in school!
Children finally back in school!

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Jul 2, 2013

Encouraging Response for Rahat - Flood campaign!

Volunteers at Work!
Volunteers at Work!

Thanks to thousands of people from all across the world for being with us for Rahat – Floods in Uttarakhand.  We are using a number of sources from local organisations, jeeps to rafting groups to reach out. Meanwhile we have converted a barren community center in Rishikesh into a lively hub for our operations for the months to come. Goonj's team members who handled the work during the Bihar and Andhra Pradesh floods, a number of volunteers and a five member Goonj women’s team from the Delhi processing center is there to take up hardcore loading & unloading work and communication and coordination.

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Volunteers in action!
Volunteers in action!
Team meeting in progress!
Team meeting in progress!
Material Inflow
Material Inflow
Materials Transported!
Materials Transported!
Team Discussion
Team Discussion

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GOONJ

New Delhi, Delhi, India
http://www.goonj.org

Project Leader

Anshu Gupta

New Delhi, Delhi India

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