Update on Kerala Relief Fund
We received these pictures from the MTS school principal thanking the community and everyone involved. THANK YOU to the entire community for your contributions and making a difference.
We are humbled to see how our AES community has come together in helping the state of Kerala, which has been hit by the worst floods in the last 100 years. Thank you for your support and assistance for the rehabilitation of people in Kerala and rebuilding of lives.
All the cash contributions have been donated to help rebuild Anaprampal Secondary School that was devastated by the floods and boxes of school supplies have been sent to Goonj Foundation.
Additional donations have been received bringing the total amount to Rs. 281,802. The director has generously agreed to contribute Rs. 181,98 from his discretionary fund and round up the total donation amount to Rs. 3,00,000.
Detailed list of the donations received:
|Money raised by the MS/HS Library Used Book Sale was donated to Kerala Relief Fund, to help rebuild a small secondary school that was devastated by the floods.||Rs. 47,000|
|The PSA class of 2020, the Service Council and the NHS sold delicious snacks on Thursday, October 18 and October 26. Cash collected additional Rs. 24,870.||Raised Rs 45,810|
|As of October 25, the school has delivered 9 boxes of school supplies to the Goonj Foundation to distribute to affected schools in Kerala|
|Donations collected so far at the Business Office||Rs. 91,002|
|Donation boxes at Fall Fiesta and HS Parent conferences||Rs. 6,600|
|HS students made posters and have applied to the SEF for funds.|
|PSA Saheliyan- Donation received on Dec. 4th, 2018||30,000|
|Donations from Elementary school (Collection of coins)||30,740|
|Collections thru Cafeteria POS||30,650|
|Total collected so far||Rs. 281,802|
In July 2018, severe floods affected the south Indian state of Kerala, due to unusually high rainfall during the monsoon season. It was the worst flooding in Kerala in nearly a century. Over 483 people died in a fortnight, 14 missing, around one million people were evacuated, and at least 120,000 people were displaced and ended up in relief camps. India’s National Disaster Relief Force launched its biggest ever rescue operation in the state. The Indian army and navy were deployed as well.The floods destroyed roughly 9,00,000 hectares worth of crops. The losses to infrastructure due to the floods and landslides are pegged at over Rs 500,000,000
Grieved by this severe calamity and saddened by the loss of life and disruption to families, schools and businesses caused by the floods, the Director convened an Emergency Relief Council including members of the faculty, parents, administration and students from the Community Service Council at AES to help Kerala at this time of crisis and devastation.
The ERC’s main charge is to:
- guide our community’s response to emergency situations or crises
- provide a vetting process for donations and projects to be supported
- report back on contributions made and where the money went
Our aim was to mobilize the school community’s efforts to ensure that the compassion and resources of our community are a collaborative, effective, structured relief effort.
The American Embassy School motto has always been Enter to Learn. Leave to Serve. We take our commitment seriously. Thank you for your support and assistance for the rehabilitation of people in Kerala and rebuilding of lives.
Thank you for your contributions.