Survival Relief package for Chennai flood families

by VOICE Trust
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Survival Relief package for Chennai flood families
Survival Relief package for Chennai flood families
Survival Relief package for Chennai flood families
Survival Relief package for Chennai flood families
Survival Relief package for Chennai flood families
Survival Relief package for Chennai flood families
Survival Relief package for Chennai flood families
Survival Relief package for Chennai flood families
Survival Relief package for Chennai flood families

People of Ekkaduthangal  , Manali, Velachery and Thambaram affected by flood in November , December 2015 are limping to normalcy as far as their daily wage earning activities are concern. They live in temporary shelters on the road sides. They have agreed to continue to send their children to school.  For the past 18 months educational supports have been extended to flood affected children with donations received from friends through GobalGiving .

Kalaipattrai , the local NGO Partner has informed that 450 school going children need school bags , books , notebooks , guidebooks , water bottles Tiffin box. The estimation for each child comes to around 20 US Dollars. VOICE Trust makes appeal to friends to contribute through GlobalGiving.

VOICE Team is taking special steps to support children in flood affected families of Chennai during January and February 2018 for preparing exercise to face the annual examination scheduled in March and April 2018. VOICE Trust will share with friends and GlobalGiving about results.

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Notebooks,water bottles ready for Chennai Children
Notebooks,water bottles ready for Chennai Children

When huge floods devasted Chennai in December 2015 many helps came frm Friends through GlobalGiving. Relief supplies were given to families of daily wage workers living on the streets and in the river banks. Rehablitation services continued with your help. 

New supports during June - September 2017 are given to 150 school Children with Note Books and Water Bottles. They wanted also tiffin boxes. We explained to them that amount was not sufficient to get tiffin boxes. We also told them that many Children wanted guide books for preparing for exams. We assured them that we will place such appeals to friends helping them through GlobalGiving. 

You have extended great helps for around 21 months now. With your help we have supported maximum number of flood affected families living on the road sides and on the river banks. Some of the women want tailoring machines to stitch Children and Women garments and earn additional incomes for their resource poor families. More school Children want educational supports. We appeal to you for your help and cooperation through GlobalGiving. 

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Draft cover page being printed in Note books
Draft cover page being printed in Note books

18 months after the Chennai floods, daily wage families of Ekaduthangal, Manali, Andarkuppam, Napalayam, Velacherry, Tambaram are struggling for returning to normalcy. They appreciate the relief packages, the recovery programs and the educational supports extended to them with help from friends through Global Giving. 

Chennai flood families will be helped with 600 notebooks, 120 lunch boxes and 120 water bottles for school Children before July 2017. Kalaipattarai - the local partner wanted school bags and guide books. But, we expressed inability due to financial constrains. Note books designed with logos of VOICE Trust, GlobalGiving, Kalaipattarai.

VOICE Trust appeals to friends to extend more helps through GlobalGiving for following interventions for Chennai floods:

  • 150 School bags for 150 School Children 
  • 750 Guide books for 150 School Children
  • 150 Sewing Machines for 150 Flood affected families for livelihood enhancements
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Cultural program in flood affected area of Chennai
Cultural program in flood affected area of Chennai

Flood devastation in December 2015 in Chennai, destroyed homes and belongings of many people inculding street dwellers of Ekkattuthangal and daily wage labor families of Manali, Velacherry, Tambaram. Because of emergency help provided by many friends through Global Giving, relief goods were supplied for restarting their family life. With donations through GlobalGiving repairs to houses was taken up. The best intervention was through educational supports to school Children with books, notebooks, school bag, tiffin box, water bottle, play materials. Because of such supports, Children in flood affected areas are now appearing for school exams confidently.

Many Children from flood affected families have been motivated along with their parents through cultural programs and sports in collaboration with local partner Kalaipattarai. Such events have reinfused confidence in flood affected areas.

On behalf of flood affected people of Chennai,  VOICE Trust appeals to Friends through GlobalGiving for following:

1. 325 school Children want guide books in different subjects.

2. 75 Women need tailoring machines for Income generation. 

3. Homes with Orphan Children require livelihood supports for 60 orphan girls and boys.

Also, Kalaipattarai - the cultural troop wants musical instruments to continue motivating the flood affected people

Sports events encourage flood affected Children
Sports events encourage flood affected Children
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Banner used for flood Relief- Recovery Programs
Banner used for flood Relief- Recovery Programs

Thanks to many of you, VOICE Trust could join with Global Giving in Washington DC and social activists of Ekkattuthangal - Manali – Velacheery – Tambaram in Chennai to rush relief supplies to 765 flood victims in January 2016. With your continued help, we added recovery programs during March 2016 for benefit of  450 flood victims. Educational supports were given to 2000 children in flood affected areas during June 2016 and also in September 2016.

During October 2016, the children of Manali Orphanage were given individual counseling for strengthening them to go forward in life. During November 2016, Manali school children were guided with intellectual games. During December 2016, VOICE Trust joined with local people to take steps for keeping the water ways clean to allow free flow of flood waters. This was the cause for 2015 floods.

Kalaipattarai – the local partner in Chennai has asked VOICE Trust to approach you and other friends to extend special helps for 24 flood affected women with sewing machines so that they can review tailoring enterprises to enhance incomes for meeting family needs.  VOICE Trust appeals to all of you through Global Giving to help flood affected women for tailoring projects. One sewing machine with embroidery attachments will cost Indian Rupees 7,500/= your help will lighten up poverty experiencing families in flood affected areas of Chennai. 

Counselling for Children in flood affected
Counselling for Children in flood affected
Intellectual games organized for school children
Intellectual games organized for school children
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