United With Kerala Updates

Giving with respect            

Our appeal to help flood-affected families cope with dignity has been launched! We’re aiming to reach out to 10,000 families in Wayanad and other districts as per need.

Our two-day Back2Home Back2School campaign across 9 states was driven by volunteers. It was a chance to contribute monetarily or in-kind with children’s education kits on Onam and Raksha Bandhan

Finding the ground truths

Rahman, our Head of Programmes, is wading through water to find those in need. He’s travelled the route from Coimbatore to Palakkad to Wayanad, doubling back when roads were blocked. It’s been a tough journey. Updates from Wayanad are ongoing, and tribal communities are clearly badly struck.

Our Technical team is on field making detailed damage assessments. Homes have various levels of damage, and will require both repair and reconstruction support.

Water and sanitation is emerging as a major issue. As our WaSH expert Rajkiran reports, available water sources like ring wells and open wells were all submerged during the flood. Depths of water points range from 20 – 30 feet and require serious cleaning.

The power of the Non-Resident Malyalee (NRM)

We’re tapping the insights of non-resident Malayalees, partnering with the Delhi Malayalee Association (DMA).

It’s packing time

Volunteers from Delhi Malyalee Association (DMA) join our team as the first family kits are compiled. Thanks to all those who have already contributed, our first lot of kits is expected to leave from Delhi on Wednesday, 22nd August.

Honeywell’s pan India campaign

Honeywell offices across India are gearing up to support our relief efforts.

Making our efforts heard

What does the tent in our family shelter kit look like and how easy is it to erect? We demonstrate for Asianet News.

SEEDS Co-Founder Anshu Sharma talks to Mirror Now and Ishq 104.8 about the need to start focusing on early recovery as families return from relief camps.

SEEDS is proud to now be supported by a diverse range of organisations…and counting.

Thank you Honeywell, DMA, Bata, Chai Point, United Way of Chennai, United Way of Mumbai, Trafigura, Humans of Bombay, Capital First, Rajagopal Foundation and all of you who are donating!

Putting health first.

Preparations for our first health camps are underway in Wayanad. The camps will be run in partnership with the Centre for Health and Development (CHD) and supported by Bata India! Covering 13 locations across a week, they’ll reach out to the most marginalised families..

Our health camps are ongoing in Wayanad, staffed with specialist pediatrician and gynecologists who were most needed.

We need to make water sources safe again! Awareness and orientation sessions on chlorination for ASHA workers, primary health centers and village volunteers are underway.

Designing for hope!

Our architect team is busy developing the house and toilet designs for our intermediate shelter programme.

What do you do if there are minor cracks in your walls? How do you ensure safe return home after floods? We’ve developed a self-check guideline to assess your building!

The architecture team is on ground discussing the transitional shelter design with the community to adapt to local needs.