Uttarakhand Rehabilitation Efforts

Post the Uttarakhand flash floods, CIIF undertook various rehabilitation projects to reach out to the affected communities. With Education being one of its focus areas, CIIF has been working towards strengthening the learning environment in eight primary and upper primary schools in villages of Sinjal, Mulya, Satagad, Hadiyada, Pangaria, Anthwalgaon and Bagwan of Tehri district, Uttarakhand.

Rebuilding Schools and MUSKAAN

Rebuilding Schools and MUSKAAN are the twin flagship rehabilitation projects impacting primary and upper primary school students through a holistic approach adopted to rebuild damaged schools, infrastructure and to improve learning process simultaneously. This project has been implemented in 8 selected schools in 3 development blocks of district Tehri Garhwal of the State of Uttarakhand and has helped the children in terms of resuming their studies.
287 students studying in CIIF supported schools
Post CIIF interventions, two schools i.e.
GPS Sinjal and GUPS Satagad were declared as Model Schools.

Strengthening ITI Srinagar Garhwal

ITI Srinagar was deluged with mud and it was proposed to be rebuilt at a new location. The ITI runs 15 trades and caters to more than 350 students. The Foundation with the support of Godrej & Boyce, contributed in the rebuilding of the ITI by providing furnishings & equipment for a state-of-the-art IT Center.

The construction of workshop at ITI Srinagar was completed by the Department of Technical Education, Government of Uttarakhand. CII Foundation provided the following state of the art machineries- Shaping Machine, Radial Drill Machine, Tool and Cutter Grinder, CNC Trainer Miller, Lathe Machine for the workshop, and established a computer & CAD Lab.
caters the technical training of 345

PEACE-Plantation for Environmental Awareness and
Creative Education

CII Foundation, jointly with the Eco Task Force, initiated the project in the Kunjo-Maikot village of Chamoli district. The project aims at reducing the risk of slope instability by planting the trees in and around school premises and village; rebuilding the recreational facility such as playground for organizing games for the school children; providing educational material & other items such as school bags, stationary, solar lantern; and establishing
prefabricated toilets in the school premises.

Activities undertaken under the project
Reconstruction of playground for organized games
Establishment of prefabricated toilets
Plantation Activity with the Involvement of Community & Students
Providing educational & other material to school
5000 ecologically and economically significant plant species have been planted in the
vicinity of GIC-Kunjo-Maikot

WaSH: Water Sanitation and Hygiene

WaSH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) project, to restore/ improve drinking water supply, sanitation and hygiene, was implemented in the twin villages Kitth and Kund of Jaunpur Block of Tehri Garhwal.

The intervention helped the citizens enhanced scope of income generation for the people in both the villages indicative of engagement of nearly 102 families in cash crop/ vegetable cultivation and running micro-dairies. It has been reported that incidences of water borne diseases have come down due improved sanitation, hygiene and awareness about cleanliness. Water availability increased in both Kitth and Kund villages.
Kithh and Kund declared Open Defecation
Free villages (ODF)

Women Empowerment and Rebuilding Livelihood

The Mandakini Mahila Bunkar Society (MMBS) was registered and established mobilizing support from different sources to promote the livelihood opportunities for the disaster affected community. A fully equipped state of art spinning center was set up by CIIF in Bhanigram village which caters to the
livelihood needs of disaster affected women.
Impacted 86 women
The production capacity of women spinners and weavers have increased and income
almost doubled

Project HEAL- Herbs for Empowerment and Livelihood

The project implemented with support from Godrej & Boyce, aimed at augmenting the income of the poor and middle-class farmers of Wachcham village, Bageshwar district, Uttarakhand through herb plantation and sale of their produce at better prices. Each family grows Rosemary, Kala Jeera, Tulsi / Basil and Jambu on their land, yielding an estimated earning of Rs. 75,000-1,00,000 per annum.

The initiative has reduced migration of the villagers and restored their confidence in agricultural practice. As part of the project, the villagers have also been trained on how to take care of the plantation in extreme conditions.
The one year project, successfully completed in 2015, impacted the lives of 260 families in Wachcham