Thank you for your kind donation and your support gives new hope to the flood victims. With the ongoing support of Global Giving we have tried our best to assist the victims of the Kerela floods. In line to the project activity cited in the proposal and based on the community’s need, the donation helped to provide a proper shelter for themselves and to take care of their family.
The provision of these most basic items will allow those affected to focus on beginning to rebuild their confidence after these devastating events.
Ms. Girija Ramakrishnan, resides in Moopainadu Panchayath, Vaithiri Thaluk, Wayand District, Kerala. Her husband is working as a temple priest; they have two children studying in their own village school. Their children educations were supported by sponsorship. Girija is a house wife, due to her illness and poor health ; she was not able to go for any work to support the family. The father was the breadwinner of the family. They were living in small shed kind of house the walls and kitchen roof of the house were collapsed in the heavy rain (Flood Time).
We found that they didn't have financial capacity to reconstruct the damaged house. Due to damaged walls and roof, during the rainy season water leaks through the damages. The situation is worst in the cold winter. As well they have monkeys; snakes etc entering the house as there were no proper covered roof and walls.
With the support of Global Giving donors, our team has taken over the responsibility of repair their house and completed the work. With overflowing emotions they thank and blessed the donors.
Your contribution to our project through GlobalGiving has a huge impact on the educational support for the rural youth of our locality at large. We see this as a new beginning and believe more progress is possible which upshots a future full of promise and hope.
We take this wonderful opportunity to sincerely thank you for your continued support in this project .Your kindness and generosity has enabled to reach out to the students who are in need of our help.
Manivasagam’s father passed away when he was 3 years old. His mother is working as a coolie labour for a daily wages. . His sister is in grade 9. His mother is the breadwinner of the family. Due to financial shortcomes, Manivasagam was demanded for early employment to support the family. In spite of their hardships his mother was interested in educating her kids.
“I was very interested in pursuing Hospitality Course but the only drawback was the distance from my residence to the institution which I felt will be an added burden to my parent. The orientation given by SPPD team , “Earn while you study” had drawn my interest to this institution, and now I’m pursuing Hospitality Course.
I’m thankful to the donors for their support. The free lunch, travelling allowance and educational material support offered has considerably lessened a part of the educational expenses to be met out by me,” says Manivasagam.
Dinesh’s father is milk vendor and having small barren land in his own village. His father is the breadwinner of the family. His elder sister married with support of his father’s hard earned money. The family lost their elder son in a road accident.
After completing his schooling, he came to know about the Hospitality courses and he enrolled himself. During his study period, he was provided with free lunch, travel, study material and accident insurance with support of Global Giving donors. He is known in the internship programme in Bangalore.
Continuation of the Disaster Preparedness project in the Chennai Slum areas:
Socialistic pattern of awareness and Training have been provided to the communities in different dimensions on the matter of Disaster preparedness to avoid loss of great lives. Now, vulnerable slum areas’ people are going to be shifted from the normal congested and typical slum places to such apartments which are to be located away from the city area.
From disaster preparedness to Vertical living capacity building:
We at SPPD provide perfect and eligible mentoring and personal One to One conselling sessions to the slum communities those who are to be replaced by the Tamilnadu Slum Clearance Board – TNSCB, to the apartment living. Slum dwellers who have been residing at the horizontal residing area by forming small huts in the narrow lane. They are accustomed with open door houses, unhygienic and unhealthy style of living nearby drainage and waste water channels, normal living to gather, socially, and of course very transparent style of living with safeguard position from other people intrude in to slum area. Thus, they reluctant to shift from slum to apartment. Now SPPD takes place to educate them how far safe from this kind of pollution environmental situation to such hygienic and healthy circumstances. Each and every family has been motivated and personally counseled to be prepared. Not only for environmentally safe but also for disaster preparedness towards avoiding loss of great lives. At last, slum people are mentally prepared by knowing such facts and figures while they live in the apartment living.
Behavior Change Communication and changed status of slum people:
Such Behavior Change communication is worked out in the mindsets of people and they themselves interacting as peer discussion and FGD – Focused Group Discussion among them to arrive sustainable solutions from dark to bright side of life – living at apartments.
Mainstreaming linkage – Intervention:
SPPD made its reaching out these people with Tamilnadu Slum Clearance Board and Chennai City Corporation. SPPD is very much appreciated by the Tamilnadu Government to reach this scenario among the slum dwellers.
Indeed, this kind of changed behavior, psychologically speaking, will boost their standard of living in the society like other urban communities and definitely, their children education standard, socioeconomic and cultural changed would occur in their life. This is what expected impact of current scenario.