Post the Uttarakhand Floods of 2013,
United Way under the aegis of "United Way Disaster Response
Fund- India" has been ceaselessly working towards rebuilding the worst affected
areas of Uttarakhand. Through support to Project Ankur, United Way entered into a partnership
with the implementation agency "Sustainable Environment and Ecological Development
Society" (SEEDS), to reconstruct and furnish five completely
damaged Government schools in Rudraprayag district. Under the programme, we have rebuilt the following schools:
After being severely damaged during the floods of June 2013, the schools were rendered unfit to hold classes. Implementation of Project Ankur has ensured that the rehabilitation work builds a more secure and self-reliant community in Uttarakhand. The schools we have helped reconstruct have been made safe and resilient, with enhanced facilities, which provides for an improved and enriching learning environment. A total of 22 classrooms have been reconstructed with separate toilet units, drinking water facilities, play equipment, furniture & fixtures, ramp facilities, etc. The community, including the school children, has also been trained in disaster risk reduction and disaster management kits have been distributed. Overall, 97 schoolchildren have benefited from the program.