Education Material Distribution
To Ockhi Cyclone Affected Children
Ockhi Cyclone strengthened further on December 1, triggering a red warning for the fisherman in the city of Trivandrum. Durring the time Over 1,000 people from the coastal hamlets were evacated to the relief camps.
According to the fisheries department, Government of Kerala; 85 deaths were reported in Trivandrum, and over 1,000 people were evacuated to the relief camps. Four months after Cyclone Ockhi, Survivors and Kin of the deceased still counting losses, awaiting for the compensation from the central and state governments
A sombre atmosphere prevailed in the coastal villages of Valiyathura, Poonthura, Vizhinjam, Pozhiyur and Adimalathura as an after effect of ockhi cyclone.
Social workers from Trivandrum Don Bosco Veedu society visited the relief camps in Valiyathura, Poonthura, Vizhinjam, Pozhiyur and Adimalathura. The team interacted with group of fisherman, children and women folks living in relief camps. The team found a scare prevails among the fisherman; some of them are doubt if they will ever be able to get back to work again. Poverty lingers in these coastal hamlets.
Those families were incapable to provide their children with education materials for their children, due to the ockhi cyclone. The noble contribution our Donors helped the society to provide education materials (including: school bags, pen, pencil, instrument boxes, water bottles, notebooks & Umberlla) to the children affected by ockhi cyclone.
On 2nd June the children affected by ockhi cyclone from Valiyathura, Poonthura, Vizhinjam, Pozhiyur and Adimalathura, were gathered in the Govt. Fisheries school Auditorium at Valiyathura. Trivandrum Don Bosco Veedu Society organized a one day motivational camp for the children affected by ockhi, inorder to overcome from their emotional trauma.
Kathy Calvin mentioned “Giving is not just about making a donation; it’s about making a difference”. Thanking all our Donors for their contribution in making a difference in the life of the children affected by ockhi cyclone.