PREPARE 10000 SLUM PEOPLE FACE DISASTER IN CHENNAI

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In continuation of our mission for the sufferer of the Chennai flood in slum, community level attentiveness and turbulence preparedness programme have been carried out.

Especially, effective and intensive orientation programmes among schooling children and women. We have been providing first aid kits for free of cost and demonstrate to make use it in emergency and also to handle the victims who is in critical condition before they go through proper medical treatment. Day by day, effect of our team gradually goes up and reduces unnecessary loss due to unawareness.

We would like to tribute our gratitude on behalf of beneficiaries. For projecting our vision as a mission successfully, we need sufficient fund to forward the procedure without hurdles. Therefore with lots of hope we are looking forward for the generous support which would give secured life with peaceful mind for the people of settlement.

In continuation of our project for the victims of the Chennai flood in slum, community level awareness and disaster preparedness programme were carryout.

The aim is to educate and make them better prepared for a disaster for the community especially the children.

We have been working among the children for the disasters awareness program which has been held by our team members. Our methodology includes, how to rescue the students who was locked in demolish building due to the natural disaster and the way they should carry affected members. Secondly, the youngsters who suffer a lot by strangers were guided how to deliver and rescue through the simple whistling sound. 

The students are gaining knowledge day by day through our training. It shows a tremendous impact. The participants kept the training session very active by their constant interaction with the resource person, clearing their queries during rescuing period, immediate sanitary measures they need to adapt to protect themselves from diseases, etc. By the end of the training programme the people of this locality had a clear perspective on flood preparedness.

Successive journey on Disaster Preparedness

 

Society for Poor People Development (SPPD) has been working in the disaster affected poor slum habitations since the heavily disastrous deluge that shook the city of Chennai in the year 2015. Disaster Preparedness is carried out as a continuous intervention by SPPD in association with Global Giving and Red Cross in the slums here.

For past three months we have been demonstrating and educating basic precautions that should be taken among children, youngsters, adult and aged people.

We are providing whistles for children and guiding them to make alarm when they are realizing that they are not in safe circumstances.

We are leading them into the world of awareness about personal hygienic and lack of hygienic habitual actions  which may lead into or causes severe diseases during the disaster.

We demonstrate the first aid procedure to handle health problems towards breathing when they are in need of emergency treatment, and what are the methods and procedures should be carried out to stop fire before spreading vigourously  and how to carry emergency patients those who are under major injuries. For these whole training activities we have chosen 150 community members, among them we have trained and summarize the list as 50 voluntaries and provided Emergency Medical Kit.

All these activities are taken place at the areas of Dr.Giriyappa Salai and Kovil, M.k Radha Nagar, Thiru V.KA Gudiyiruppu at the broad surroundings of Teynampet in Chennai.

 And the sufferings of the poorest communities, who live in the hundreds of slum settlements was unthinkable indeed so SPPD team have involved to bring up betterness in their life. We would like to thank you for generous support and you have become a part of this intervention and extended  a helping hand  to prevent the loss of the lives and heavy damages of  the hapless poorest communities living in our slums.

 We would like inform our special gratitude to Mr.Shann Lakshmanan, Chennai flood Fundraiser.

                                                                                            

Society for Poor People Development (SPPD) has been working in the disaster affected poor slum habitations since the heavily disastrous deluge that shook the city of Chennai in the year 2015. During the floods even the apartments in which economically  much better placed families had met with enormous hardships, for weeks as the water submerged even the first two floors in some low lying areas.

 And  the sufferings of the poorest communities, who live in the hundreds of slum settlements was unthinkable indeed. SPPD stepped in immediately. As part of rehabilitation huts were given supporting structures like frames of comprising of bamboo and casuarinas poles along  with reinforced thick polythene sheets as a protection from the rain. Subsequent to this Disaster Preparedness training is being carried out.

The young woman one of the beneficiaries of the rehabilitation and disaster preparedness training  from Thiru. V.Ka Kudyiruppu of Teynampet slum settlement, says that  the sheets were very large enough as with them the entire area of the house of the roof and the side walls remained covered, preventing even a drop from leaking in. She also explains how the Emergency Medical kit  given as part of disaster preparedness training by SPPD greatly helped an old man, her neighbour.

She says when he got injured with bleeding wound while walking on the muddy surroundings. She at once cleaned and bandaged the wound with the help of the cotton and the medicine provided in the emergency medical kit. Similarly  she could also nurse the wounds sustained by her son. While the families that were benefited

And after the initial relief and rehabilitation efforts, we have been  involved in the crucial measures that are meant to protect the damages to the lives of the most vulnerable sections like the children, disabled, aged and women of the slums here.

The   prevention of damage to the tiny shacks of  the poor families are  residing is another  utmost priority. Upon realising the same    we attach utmost importance on that. Disaster Preparedness is carried out as  a continuous intervention by SPPD in association with GlobalGiving and Red Cross in the slums here . We would like to request you to become a part of this intervention and extend a helping hand prevent the loss of the lives and heavy damages of the hapless poorest communities living in our slums.

Impact of disaster preparedness intervention
Impact of disaster preparedness intervention
Reports on impending disaster in Chennai
Reports on impending disaster in Chennai
Abandoned old lady was safe the protected roof
Abandoned old lady was safe the protected roof
Emergency kit for slum people
Emergency kit for slum people

We wish to bring to your kind information that our interventions have  been continuing  in the disaster prone (flood prone) areas of Chennai city which have the heavy concentrations of the poorest still one of the most voluminous sections, the  slum dwellers. This year as the North East Monsoon rains are about to set in October, the poor communities in the slums flood prone areas of Chennai here are really in a state of acute fear.

Upon our findings based on field experiences we had gone ahead with the Disaster Preparedness for the vulnerable sections as one of the very crucial initiatives. This is because we strongly believe that disaster preparedness not only mitigates the loss of lives and the humble possessions of the hapless sections, but also quickens the process of recovery. With many parts of Chennai, especially the communities  belonging to the vast slum settlements being the most vulnerable sections we have been focussing on the many parts of  Teynampet region in Chennai city

As you are aware as part of Disaster Preparedness initiatives, Sensitization, Strengthening different caretaker groups with training ,  co-ordination, and Networking with government and other private players on disaster management are being carried out.  School children, the people living with disabilities , senior citizens have been made disaster ready with various training inputs including mock demos that depict the disaster scenario. Disaster Mitigation Clubs have been formed in various schools here.  We have been   covering   a good part of Teynampet with these initiatives of follow up activities.

But the neighbouring Saidapet region, supposed to be one of the areas in the city with very huge population  of poor slum dwellers located in the low lying areas of the city stands at a big risk. With copious rains to be brought in by the oceanic depressions   being forecast, the vulnerable communities of the slums this particular locality needs to be made Disaster Prepared on a war footing. This shall certainly bring down the number of casualties   in terms of life and properties. 

With the massive scale of work to be carried out to keep the communities belonging to the slums here prepared to face imminent calamities (cyclonic floods are frequent), we are badly in need of  your support. Hence we will update the Global Giving platform to allow us to alter our page in accordance with the requirements concerning   Mitigation of losses through Disaster preparedness. 

 

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Society for Poor People Development (SPPD)

Location: Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu - India
Website: http:/​/​www.sppdonline.org
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Project Leader:
Raju Joseph
Musiri, Tamil Nadu India
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