Cry has worked in the flood relief and rescue operations in the Vyasarbadi area . Now following are the aims of the project in phase 3. Aim is to empower the children of Vyasarpadi through critical life skills concepts towards a free and emancipated childhood even in the most difficult of situations. To build awareness among the critical stakeholders of parents and community on preventive measures to ensure child safety, protection and emotional as well as physical health in disaster.
Home to over 1.5 lakh people, Vyasarpadi is the oldest and largest slum in Chennai. Although located within 5 kms from Chennai Central railway station, the area lacks proper roads, water supply, drainage system and sanitation facilities. The area is hence a hotspot for spread of communicable and vector borne diseases, more so when it rains. WE have ensured atleast 1000 families have received household good, educational materials and clothes were distributed to the most suffering families
160 marginalized will be children reached through the programme.Children develop social and interpersonal skills, strengthen emotional health and enhance their sense of agency.Children are equipped with basic knowledge on safety and preparedness in the event of a disaster Children experience a sense of solidarity & confidence in self and their community of children & adults.
These programs will help 2000 families and community members reached through mass awareness IEC material available for use and community based discussions. Household and community action is strengthened with clear knowledge on child focused steps to be taken in disaster situations. Greater sense of confidence & preparedness at HH and community level