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Restore Orphanages Affected By Kerala Floods

Restoring flood affected Orphanages 

The Kerala floods have damaged large parts of the state, disproportionately affecting the most vulnerable and marginalised. Childcare Institutions like orphanages & shelter homes that provide care to abandoned / neglected children are amongst the worst affected, owing to - the damage to the physical infrastructure and the high number of children supported by the shelter home (~30-40 children). Unlike individual families that have just 2-3 dependents, orphanages have a disproportionately large number of dependents. Additionally, since their neighbourhoods that function as their support systems have sustained damage as well, their regular source of donations will be cut off.

 

Guardians of Dreams did an assessment and found that several orphanages across the district were submerged during the floods and sustained huge loss. Since a majority of them had their kitchen, dining & study areas on the ground floor, all furniture & appliances in these rooms have been broken and is now scrap. All kitchen appliances are unusable, beds broken, mattresses drenched & unhygienic to reuse, toilet block walls cracked/crumbling, important documents drenched & washed away.

With high losses and few avenues to raise funds/ support, many orphanages are in a desperate situation.

We would be grateful for donations towards -

  • Purchase of kitchen utensils/small home appliances - INR 6,000
  • Purchase of large home appliances - INR 12,000
  • Disaster relief grant - INR 30,000

Total budget per orphanage -  INR 4,00,000



IMPACT 
The funds raised here will towards the non-profit - Guardians of Dreams - which has undertaken post-flood restoration work across 5 orphanages by providing support across areas like cleaning/disinfecting, replacing all damaged home appliances, providing a calamity relief grant and support in procuring lost ID proofs.

Your contribution will ensure that orphanages and shelter homes affected by the floods are restored back to their previous condition as soon as possible, to mitigate any long-term impact of the trauma on our most vulnerable children.

 








ABOUT ME: 
My name is Gloria Benny and I have been working with vulnerable children for over a decade. After having been on ground the last few days, it is pretty clear that while a calamity of this nature affects all of us in varying degrees, it affects the vulnerable & marginalised the most. Through this fundraiser & the work that Guardians of Dreams does, the goal is to ensure that our children in orphanages don’t have to bear a disproportionate brunt of this, on top of their already traumatic lives.

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28th October 2018
Thank you so much for enabling us to support the Child Care Institutions (orphanages/children's homes) badly affected by the floods. Staff and the authorities of the institutions sends their utmost gratitude for supporting them. Our children (as always) is all smiles and super happy to see their homes restored back to previous condition - often to a state much better than before the floods. If you notice from the pictures below, we have ensured that appliances are bought from leading brands with warranty to ensure durability and is of large capacity to ensure they match the children's homes requirements.

Thank you for your generosity which has made this possible! :)

Next phase - we are getting ready to provide a relief grant.

Keep contributing so we can provide all the children's homes with a relief grant that will enable them to recoup some of their loss from the floods.

Refrigerator: Samsung 415 L 4 Star Double Door fridge



 

Crompton Motor Pump:





Thank you so much for enabling us to support the Child Care Institutions (orphanages/children's homes) badly affected by the floods. Staff and the authorities of the institutions sends their utmost gratitude for supporting them. Our children (as always) is all smiles and super happy to see their homes restored back to previous condition - often to a state much better than before the floods. If you notice from the pictures below, we have ensured that appliances are bought from leading brands with warranty to ensure durability and is of large capacity to ensure they match the children's homes requirements.

Thank you for your generosity which has made this possible! :)

Next phase - we are getting ready to provide a relief grant.

Keep contributing so we can provide all the children's homes with a relief grant that will enable them to recoup some of their loss from the floods.

Refrigerator: Samsung 415 L 4 Star Double Door fridge



 

Crompton Motor Pump:





17th September 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for supporting restoration of orphanages in Kerala.

After the requirement of cleaning & disinfecting the building were met, the Child Care Institutions required immediate support with appliances that would allow them to start cooking. So we started with providing high priority cooking appliances like gas stoves, induction stoves, mixies and fridges -- all appliances that ensure they could cook in large quantities if required.

Timely donation of these appliances ensured that they not just started cooking in their kitchen, but also in sufficient quantities by the time the children returned to the institution.

This has hugely helped them settle the children back in and slowly put their life back together. Thank you so much for your support!

Next phase will involve providing larger appliances like inverter, motor etc.

Do keep sharing and contributing to enable us to restore these children's homes back to mint condition ! :)

Thanks,
Gloria













Dear Supporters,

Thank you for supporting restoration of orphanages in Kerala.

After the requirement of cleaning & disinfecting the building were met, the Child Care Institutions required immediate support with appliances that would allow them to start cooking. So we started with providing high priority cooking appliances like gas stoves, induction stoves, mixies and fridges -- all appliances that ensure they could cook in large quantities if required.

Timely donation of these appliances ensured that they not just started cooking in their kitchen, but also in sufficient quantities by the time the children returned to the institution.

This has hugely helped them settle the children back in and slowly put their life back together. Thank you so much for your support!

Next phase will involve providing larger appliances like inverter, motor etc.

Do keep sharing and contributing to enable us to restore these children's homes back to mint condition ! :)

Thanks,
Gloria













31st August 2018
Update from the field: 
 
Over the last week, Guardians of Dreams team has been on field in Ernakulam cleaning and disinfecting the 5 Child Care Institutions that were submerged during the floods. Though children were safely moved to different relief centres, they need to be brought back soon. Hence, getting the institution back to its operational state is of urgent priority.

Now that cleaning is complete, the team is placing the order for the following appliances to be delivered to the 5 orphanages: Fridge, Mixie, Grinder, Inverter, Motor, Washing Machine, Induction Stove, Water Purifier, TV, Kitchen Utensils & Water Cooler. The amount being raised from this campaign is being used for purchase of these appliances.

Do keep contributing so we can support all 5 homes sufficiently!

Below are pictures of the cleaning work successfully completed by the Guardians of Dreams volunteers! For any further updates on this project, you can follow me on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/gloria.benny










Update from the field: 
 
Over the last week, Guardians of Dreams team has been on field in Ernakulam cleaning and disinfecting the 5 Child Care Institutions that were submerged during the floods. Though children were safely moved to different relief centres, they need to be brought back soon. Hence, getting the institution back to its operational state is of urgent priority.

Now that cleaning is complete, the team is placing the order for the following appliances to be delivered to the 5 orphanages: Fridge, Mixie, Grinder, Inverter, Motor, Washing Machine, Induction Stove, Water Purifier, TV, Kitchen Utensils & Water Cooler. The amount being raised from this campaign is being used for purchase of these appliances.

Do keep contributing so we can support all 5 homes sufficiently!

Below are pictures of the cleaning work successfully completed by the Guardians of Dreams volunteers! For any further updates on this project, you can follow me on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/gloria.benny










Rs.1,258,381
raised of Rs.2,000,000 goal

115 Supporters

Beneficiary: Guardians of Dr... info_outline

Supporters (115)

Smriti
Smriti donated Rs.500
A
Anonymous donated Rs.1,500
B
BRAMESH donated Rs.20,000
A
Anonymous donated Rs.25,000
MP
Mairehau donated US $332
NS
Neena donated US $450