Cyclone Amphan Relief
Padakshep's efforts during Amphan
Cyclone Amphan hit West Bengal on May 20, 2020, at the time when people were already grappling with the pandemic of COVID-19 and the economic pressure due to the lockdown. This was one of the most powerful cyclones to hit West Bengal in modern days. The devastation it caused was unprecedented.
We at Padakshep tried to contact our students, especially those who were near the coastal areas to gauge the aftermath. Many of the Padakshep scholars had suffered significantly. Some had lost their houses, some had parts of their houses broken. Padakshep decided to help those students in need. Since we did not have funds for this, we started to raise the money through a Facebook fundraiser campaign. We got overwhelming support and within a couple of days, we could collect what we needed. The monetary breakdown is below.
Direct support to ~250 students who needed the most
Thanks to our volunteers and friends of Padakshep
Padakshep likes to thank all the donors for supporting these students in need. Padakshep also likes to thank Sabyasachi Mondal, Chirasree Sarker, Avik Sarker, Pravat Maity, Suparna Kantha and Chinmoy Khaskel for doing the work on the ground. Padakshep also likes to thank the Inspector-in-charge of Joynagar Police Station, South 24 Pargana district Mr. Atanu Santra for connecting us with the needy students of that area.