Care Today Fund supported the rehabilitation efforts in the flood affected areas of Jammu and Kashmir that were devastated by floods in September 2014.
In September, 2014 torrential rains and breach in embankments over Jhelum and Chenab rivers caused unprecedented floods in Jammu and Kashmir creating extreme havoc in the lives of people living and tourists visiting the region. The floods wrecked infrastructure, damaged homes and resulted in the death of more than 175 people and over 23,000 people were evacuated to safe places. 10 Districts of Jammu and Kashmir were badly affected. Many parts of Srinagar were under water inundating many homes, hotels, schools, hospitals, petrol pumps, offices and other critical establishments. It was a humanitarian crisis, as thousands of survivors were at risk due to lack of food, water, medicine and safe shelter.
Care Today Fund implemented the following projects in partnership with several organizations:
- In partnership with Save the Children, a reputed international NGO, Care Today Fund undertook activities to repair and refurbish six government primary and middle schools in the villages of Adder, Uranhall, Nowathoo, Kanjigund, Hanji Danter and Mir Danter, located in Anantnag district, Jammu & Kashmir. The schools were badly damaged by the floods, affecting hundreds of children’s education and future prospects and needed extensive repair and replacement of furniture and fixtures.
- Despite difficult situation and conditions, Care Today Fund was able to complete all the activities successfully and handed over to the Government. The project enabled schools resume functioning in full strength thereafter. The renovation activities included replacement/repair of doors, windows, toilet blocks, handrails, parapet wall, construction of a hand-washing station, school boundary wall, entry gate, fencing of stairs and balcony, construction of paths and ramps, installing drinking water facilities, complete retrofitting all schools and painting of whole school