Primary School Flood
Project in India
At the beginning of 2016 we donated £2,000 to a school in India to help with repairs after the community was devastated during the monsoon season.
The floods that hit the region between November and December last year killed hundreds and displaced just under 2 million in Tamil-Nadu. Trustee of the foundation John Lees, also founder of ABS, heard of the devastating news and flew out to the region to lend a hand volunteering in the clean-up operation.
East Coast Primary School relies solely on donations to provide education to predominantly Dalit (low caste) children aged 3 to 11 who would not normally have access to education. The building is in poor condition by western standards and up to 110 children are taught in eight extremely small classrooms.
The ABS Foundation donated just over £2,000 to help with repairs following the floods, as well as the general maintenance of the building.
The most recent donation went towards weather proofing the whole roof with tiles to prevent any further damage to classrooms.
John Lees said: “After seeing first-hand the devastating effects of the Boxing Day floods in Calderdale and hearing about the flooding in Tharangambadi (Tamil-Nadu) we decided to revisit the school and see how we could help.”
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