Clean up is well underway at Udayan in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, and further heavy monsoonal rains which uprooted many trees and caused the collapse of almost 1 km of Udayan’s boundary wall.
A huge thanks to the swift support from City of Joy Aid, UK and St Joan of Arc School in UK – the necessary funds were made available to Udayan to commence construction of the boundary wall. This is vital to ensure the protection of our children when they are in the campus.
The additional clean up is being executed by Udayan’s staff located in Barrackpore and surrounds who are readily available to visit the campus during lockdown period. Our drivers, and other staff (cooking, gardening and maintenance), along with Paramedical staff have been working hard to shift debris and coordinate getting the campus back in tip-top condition.
Cyclone Amphan caused mass destruction in West Bengal and in particular, Kolkata which was already struggling under strict COVID-19 lockdown. Essential services such as water, electricity and telephone were unavaliable for several days and people had difficulty getting repairs done to their homes due to shortage of labour with migrant labour returning to their villages.