DMC of Roshni Nilaya distributes Relief Materials in Gokak

DMC of Roshni Nilaya distributes Relief Materials in Gokak

Disaster Management Cell of School of Social Work Roshni Nilaya distributes Relief Materials in Gokak

Mangaluru: The relief intervention team under the Disaster Management Cell of School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya left for Belagavi, Karnataka, with the relief material collected from the public on September 1.

Ms Juliet C J, Principal flagged off the team on September 1 from Roshni Nilaya campus. The team consist of three faculty volunteers namely Chongtham Odessey Singh (Coordinator, Disaster Management Cell, School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya), Dr Sebastin K V and Balaji Narayan B and seven student volunteers namely, Fr Francis Pinto SJ, Mohammed Umar Khan, Yusuf Rizwan, Anil Pinto, Sagar D, Sanvith Dias and Akshay D’Silva.

This team along with the Staff Volunteers of Deeksha Trust, Dharward distributed relief materials collected at School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya to 118 flood affected families of Singlapur Bangle village of Gokak Taluk, Belagavi. The families who had lost their houses during the flood (partially and fully) were given a special package of relief materials. The distribution started at 7 pm on 3 September 2019 at Anganwadi Centre of Singlapur Bangle Village. The families who benefitted from this effort expressed their gratitude and blessings by colourful thumb signatures on a chart paper for the donors and all those who have contributed to make this effort a success.

On 4th and 5th September 2019, the faculty and the student volunteers of (Disaster Management Cell) School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya along with the staff volunteers of Deeksha Trust, Dharward, collected data about the village and the floods using Participatory Rural Appraisal approach (PRP). Social Mapping was done in Singlapur Bangle Village. Focused group discussions were conducted in 3 villages namely Singlapur Bangle Village, Singlapur village and Singlapur Takke village to understand; The sequence of the flood; The consequences of the flood; The current needs of the villagers specifically of those who have lost their houses completely in the flood.

7 cases were identified out of those families whose houses have completely destroyed, through in- depth interviews and observations using case study approach. The team reach back to Mangaluru on September 7.

In top priority the current need of the people in these villages is the reconstruction of their houses.

A detail report will be prepared on the basis of the data collected and will be submitted to the concerned government offices and other non-governmental bodies who might be able to help the villages further.