LEH FLASH FLOO DS RELIEF FUND 2010
Executive Director C. Balaji Singh visited Leh from Oct ober 12-19 to monitor the progress of ongoing reconstruction projects
Care Today Fund ( CTF) received Rs 81,72,754 towards its Leh Flash Floods Relief Fund appeal. Out of this, we spent Rs 11,37,660 on immediate relief to support establishment of five childfriendly spaces, repaired the Leh government hospital kitchen and established two food storage warehouses. In 2011, using Rs 50,31,320, we initiated reconstruction of 13 houses and a community centre. Twelve houses are in an advanced stage of completion and the roofing work is in progress at the community centre.
In partnership with Sustainable Environment and Ecological Development Society ( SEEDS) India, an NGO, we are constructing 10 passive solar houses for poor households. These houses are being constructed using locally available material and incorporate disaster risk-reduction measures. Features such as Trombe (or solar) wall on the southern side will help these houses trap and retain heat during the day and keep them warm during the nights, even in severe winters. We are partnering Ladakh Scouts Regiment to rebuild houses of three army soldiers. The community centre for the Bedas in Leh is being constructed in partnership with the Ladakh Arts and Multi-cultural Outreach ( LAMO) Trust, known for its work in protecting local art and culture. When ready, this community centre will serve the social and cultural needs of this poor community.
WORK IN PROGRESS ON
THE ROOFOFTHE COMMUNITYCENTRE