Shishu Vikash Vidya Mandir, Khandagiri Bari, Bhubaneswar – a school for underprivileged children from LKG to Class VIII, was severely damaged during cyclone Fani dated 3rd May, 2019, and was not in a condition to resume classes for the 180 children when schools were to open on 17thJune, 2019. An estimated INR 8 lakhs were required for repairing and rebuilding damaged portions of the school and make it operational.
To aid in the reopening of the school, we at Unmukt Foundation initiated a fundraiser campaign on milaap.org. The fundraiser link can be accessed via: milaap.org/fundraisers/schoolfani.
Despite not managing to raise enough funds in the first week, we risked starting construction. Even with severe financial and labour constraints, we managed to restore the classrooms, so that when finally the said date arrived, SVVM Khandagiri Bari reopened for children of all classes - from LKG, UKG to Class VIII.
Finishing work on the construction is currently going on, beyond which we plan to build a playground for the school.
To donate towards the playground restoration of the school, please follow the below link.