Care Today set up the Make a Difference fund in
the immediate aftermath of the tsunami of 26th December 2004.
We collected Rs.2,81,48,229 in contributions, and have made
grants (as on 31st July 2008) of Rs. Rs.2,48,80,247 in Nagapattinam
and Tirunelveli districts of Tamil Nadu, Karaikal sub-division
of Pondicherry, and in the islands of Little Andamans, Car
Nicobar, Great Nicobar and the Nancowry Group.
The first grant of Rs. 4.41 lakhs was to enable
an emergency medical team from St. John's Hospital in Bangalore
reach the worst-hit Nicobar Islands within three days of the
disaster. We also set up a boat service between a remote relief
camp and the administrative centre of Katchal Island in the
Nancowry Group of the Nicobars in January and February 2005.
We have since supported
a variety of activities - from land reclamation to construction
of community infrastructure, supply of boats, support to children
in distress, educational scholarships and rebuilding of livelihoods
- in the worst-affected parts of Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry and
the Nicobar Islands. Two activities continue - a project to
build three community warehouses in villages in Nagapattinam
district, and an educational scholarship scheme for Nicobari
youth. Click here
for the details of the projects.
Make a Difference Tsunami - 2004
Care Today thanks donors for their contributions.
This project is closed and we are not seeking donations for this project.
Using Rs. 2.8 crore donations we supported:
Upkeep of 1321 children
Deployment of medical teams.
Facilitating connectivity of remote islands.
Provision of 23 boats to 92 families and fishing nets to 192 families.
Restart business of 43 families.
Support 350 women to procure fishing baskets.
Support to 287 women through construction of fish storage sheds.
Desilting of 534 acres of land.
Construction of five warehouses and construction of fish drying yard.
Education support to 31 students.
For further details please contact:
Mr. C. Balaji Singh, Executive Director / Ms. Harini Audi, Programme Officer
Care Today Fund, F14/15 Connaught Place, New Delhi 110 001, India
Telephone: 011 2331214 (direct) 011 23315801/2/3/4 Extn.287
Mr. C. Balaji Singh, Executive Director & Ms. Harini Audi, Programme Officer
Care Today Fund, F14/15 Connaught Place, New
Delhi 110 001, India
Telephone: 011 23314216 (direct) 011