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

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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

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