FLOOD RELIEF -MUMBAI FLOOD 2005
Unprecedented rains of 944 mm in Mumbai on 26th July, a record rainfall event, created flash flooding in the city of Mumbai and Thane districts. Almost the entire urban sprawl of Mumbai suburban and Thane district were under water, paralyzing the city and civic life. Karunya Trust extended its hands to the people of Mumbai and Thane districts through its relief activities based on a rapid assessment. Through the formation of various committees at Central and Local levels, under the leadership of the respective parish priests, the relief measures were carried out in the worst affected areas. The relief services include community kitchen, distribution of food materials, medical camps, family kits, student�s kit and Trauma Counseling.
REHABILITATION TO THE VICTIMS OF THE FLOOD
Karunya Trust started its rehabilitation works in the tribal hamlets, which were damaged due to the flood, based on a survey and personal observation in the various villages of Kalyan and Ambernath Talukas. In the beginning, the proposed project covered only 349 tribals families from Savarae, Dapivli, Ambishivi, Karuna Nagar, Dattan Nagar, Bapgaon and Bisol. The tribal families were badly affected and houses were partially damaged. The small and marginal farmers lost all their crops. The fields were also dumped with stones and mud at Savarae, Dapivli areas. The selection of the areas was incorporated with community meeting of village leaders and other stakeholders.
To increase the copping capacity of the people of flood prone villages to deal with flood situation in contingency and developmental aspects.
Out of 27 nominees from Asia Pacific, Gyansaathi Project won the second place with Price money of Euro 2,000
2013 - Regional
In India, Gyansaathi Project won the first place at the Regional level with Price money of Euro 2,000
Karunya Trust is delighted that the awards further brought to light the impassioned involvement of Deutsche Bank's many volunteers who make a difference in social issues within our communities.
Team Karunya expresses its heartfelt gratitude to Sheryl Almeida member and promoter of Karunya Trust, for her outstanding contribution to improving our community.read more..