In December 2015, Chennai experienced one of the worst floods in its history and the Corporation of Chennai decided to relocate 100,000 families to a more safe location, post the floods. The Government allocated a large portion of land and a new satellite town is being established to relocate the families living close to the rivers and other water bodies.
Rotary Club of Madras saw an opportunity to set up a school in this satellite town as in the existing infrastructure a school was not planned. Rotary Club of Madras, in partnership with the Government and the Corporate Sector are in the process of making this dream a reality. Rotary Club of Madras along with the following organisations are working together to make this possible.
• M/s. Tata Foundation
• M/s. Anuja Foundation, San Antonio
With the help of all the above organizations RCM is planning to raise the funds for this project. This project will be a unique partnership project involving Rotary, the Government, NGO and the Corporate Sector.
The key statistics of the project are as follows:
Cost of the Project – USD 1.05 Million
Beneficiary Families – 20,000 in Phase I
Number of Students – 600
Total Built-up area of I Phase – 30,000 sft.
Other School Infrastructure —
a. 14 Class Rooms
b. Physics, Biology and Chernistry Laboratories
c. Computer Science Laboratory
e. Play Facilities
f. Access to Sanitation facilities
g. Pure Drinking Water
The work is to commence in July 2017 and expected to be completed by July 2018.