Swajyot ( Tsunami Relief)

Project Brief: This project is focused on providing support to the effected families of the Tsunami disaster in the Nicobar Islands.
Project Type: Other (description)
Primary Focus: other (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Seattle
Status: completed - sustainable
Project Steward: Vani Subramanian
Project Partner(s):
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , ,Near Old CCS, Junglighat,Port Blair, Andamans - 744101,
Tel: 03192-240734/ mobile- 94342640
Stewarding Chapter: Seattle
May 2005SeattleUSD 2680

Total = $2680

Great Nicobar Island (GNI) is the southern most island in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and vastly effected by Tsunami. This island is 100 miles away from the northern tip of Sumatra . The killer waves had severely destroyed the coastal settlements of tribals and non tribals, road, schools, Light house (Known as Indira Point ), government buildings and other service centres
There is a need for resettlement at new sites due to several areas being submerged under water. There are a severe dearth of drinking water, clothing, electricity, food and even education until they are able to sustain their livelihood.
The group has been funded to support the following activities :

1. Providing aluminum trunks to every family in the relief camp to safely preserve their belongings : Rs.200/- per Trunk x 200 families = Rs.40,000/-
2. Construction of Dug well to provide clean drinking water : Cost of Construction@ Rs. 15,000 per well x 05 dug wells = 75,000/-
Organization Description :

Swajyot – A Non Government Organisation for Welfare of Society (including tribal societies) and Protection of Forest and Environment in Andaman and Nicoba Islands, based at Port Blair. Swajyot was founded in 2004 registered under the societies Regulation Act 1860. The Registration number of Swajyot is 1180.