The floods of 2018 and 2019 devastated houses across Kerala. In response to this disaster, Kerala based Nanma Foundation and CREDAI undertook the reconstruction of houses in the worst-affected districts of Alappuzha and Ernakulam through its initiative ‘Nanma Bhavanangal’.
The successful completion of Phase I activities of this mission and the inauguration of Phase-II activities will be announced through an online gathering on Sunday 13th September at 12:30pm IST (8.00 a.m. UK).
Padmasri M A Yusuf Ali will grace the occasion as the Chief Guest. Kerala Police IG Sri. P Vijayan IPS will deliver the keynote address.
Other delegates are BPCL Cochin Executive Director Sri. Murali Madhavan, Geojit Financial Services MD Sri. C George, former President of KREDA Sri. Paul Raj Joseph, and Nodal officer for UK Sri.Rajeev Nair. District level leaders and well-wishers from the USA, Austria, the UK and other countries are special invitees for this event. The programme will be live streamed on the Nanma Foundation’s Facebook page facebook.com/nanmafoundationindia.
Phase-I of the Nanma Bhavanagal initiative saw the construction of 100 homes. This was achieved by involving the members of the household in the process and reusing materials and structures which were not wholly destroyed. Out of the 100 homes chosen for rebuilding in Phase-II, the construction of 5 has already been completed.
The Nanma Foundation has a 15 year legacy in the social development sector in Kerala. From the outset, the Foundation has organised several initiatives for the advancement of marginalised and resource-deprived sections of society. During the lockdown brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, Nanma, in association with Kerala Police and other organisations organised the ‘Feed a Stomach’ campaign. Through this initiative, 7 lakh food packets were distributed across Kerala. In the field of education, the foundation has established Nanma Learning Centres to provide children from resource-limited families the necessary skills and qualities to succeed in the 21st century world.