Learning Links Foundation

Learning Links Foundation is a not-for-profit organization working in the areas of education, environment, community development & egovernance. The mission of the Foundation is 'Empowering Lives' by providing innovative sustainable solutions in the developmental domain. The Foundation has collaborated with different organizations for projects in India & across the globe and focuses on the development of education to strengthen individual, institutional & community capacity.
Jun 2, 2016

Chennai Flood Relief

The impact of Chennai floods was devastating. Many lost their shelter, valuable belongings and helpless to accept even a simple support from anyone offering around them.

The Foundation tried to support the victims at their best, decided to help the most affected schools, students and their families. Learning Links representatives did a survey of the situation and collected the list of requirements meeting the school authorities, students and their families.

The Foundation procured and distributed daily need items -  stoves, fans, basic kitchen utensils like milk boilers, sauce pans, plates, tumblers, buckets, mugs, mats, pillows, blankets, groceries, toiletries, etc to the families .

For the affected schools - dual desks, chairs, tables, almirahs, book cases, stationeries’, classroom furniture were procured and established.  Some schools were also been supported with the required electrical works, whitewashing, repairing of the existing furniture’s etc.

The students were provided with uniforms, note books, variety of stationaries which included school bags, geometry boxes, exam pads, pens, pencils, erasers, sketches, colouring kits, folders etc.

The Foundation was able to impact more than 1500 families overall.


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May 9, 2016

Tech Wonders : Edition -3

Food Bank to help the needy:

One of the most burning issues in India is HUNGER. Though there are many people starving out of hunger on the other side most of the people waste food during weddings, birthday parties and other ceremonies.  Looking at this scenario one of the student from Bangalore nodal school thought it would be a great idea to collect leftover food from these parties, ceremonies and hotels and donate it to as many people as possible who fight hunger every day. She named this project as “Food Bank” and she is collecting the leftover food and distributing the people who are in need.

 

Development of Smart Irrigation System by the students to save Water:

Inspired by the technology and innovation students from Bangalore nodal school participated in the Tech Challenge conducted by a software giant The students came up with an idea of smart irrigation system The aim of the project is to create a low cost ecosystem for the efficient usage of water for agricultural purpose (automatic irrigation system) using technology with a major focus on providing support to farmers and equipping them with smart technology. It automatically detects the requirement of water by determining the moisture present in the soil so that an indication can be given to the farmer about when & how much water is required to the field. In this way, water can be saved and a drought situation can be avoided. This idea had won the award in the ‘Popular Choice Award’ category. The festival had a participation of 71 projects from 17 different states of India.

 

Special Digital Literacy Trainings for Community Outreach Children during Summer Vacation:

The foundation is conducting special community digital literacy batches across India (from 8 nodal schools) throughout the summer vacation.  So far 800 community children are enrolled in digital literacy trainings and new batches are also lined-up. At Hyderabad Special Madrasa batches are also organized for girl students. The foundation will reach out to at least 1200 underserved students through community outreach program.

 


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Mar 1, 2016

Chennai Flood Relief Project Report

The recent rains in Chennai and the surrounding areas had resulted in large scale damage. Almost everyone in Chennai had been affected one way or the other by the devastating floods caused by torrential rains. A large number of people had died and thousands of people lost their houses and belongings. Entire Chennai city was under water with no electricity, communication system and transportation system

With a mission to support the flood victims Learning Links Foundation took on the mission to provide relief to the victims. With the help of donations that came by it managed to procure/ collect huge amount of food items (biscuits , rice , cereals , vegetables, noodles , bread , jam …etc) , Warm clothes , bed sheets , purified water etc and made it available for the victims.There was a great response from various corporate employees to support the needy. As an outcome of this generous donations, a volume of 72 big sized carton boxes filed with above said items were collected. These materials were shipped to Chennai in a transport vehicle where in 2 employees of LLF had taken personal risk and travelled all the way to Chennai during heavy rainstorm.

The team members reached the outskirts of Chennai by 09:00 AM on 5th December and LLF resource persons from Chennai joined them in distributing the material. The team members arrived at Govt Girls Higher Secondary School – Sriperumbuthur (Kanchipuram district) which was giving shelter to more than 250 families who lost their houses and belongings due to the floods.

The volunteers of LLF distributed all the materials to the families straying in the school and later moved to the interiors of Sriperumbuthur village to distribute the materials door to door. The people who were stranded in their houses without any food, water and warm clothes were very happy to see someone coming to rescue and help them.

The initiative was repeated in the last week of December and 2nd week of January. A survey was undertaken and teh needs of the affeted victims were identified. efforts are on to procure the necessary items and distribute it among the families.

The donation is alo being used to construct the boundary walls of the schools which have got affected. We are also planning to help the flood victims in reconstructing their permanent shelter’s.
We thank you all the donors who helped us to support the Chennai flood victims.

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