Christmas at Marudyan
Thanks to generous donations and sponsorship, Marudyan was able to distribute a thousand pounds’ worth of meals to a large number of families over Christmas.
This included meals at the Marudyan Primary School, the Gurgaon School and the Raikia Hostel, chicken biryani for 100 children from the Teretti Bazaar Slum, and food packages for 30 of the very poorest families in the interior villages – along with funds to buy chickens.
Marudyan Distributes Relief Packages after Cyclone
Marudyan has distributed well over 2500 relief packages to Odisha locals, following the devastation of Cyclone Yaas. Working with other NGOs in the area, we identified families in need and provided essentials including food, soap, clothing and towels.
We used our hostel in Odisha – built to house and educate children living in rural communities – as a base for the relief effort.
Giving Out Food at the Marudyan Primary School
On Saturday, we distributed food packages to the families of the 162 schoolchildren who attend the Marudyan Primary School in West Bengal. In addition, we helped another 25 economically challenged families with essential food supplies.
Marudyan Distributes Blankets in Rural Odissa
Marudyan has spent the winter distributing blankets across rural Odissa, alongside many meals and food packages. Many locals struggle to get hold of basic needs, and rely on distribution efforts such as this to get through the winter months.
In total, we handed out a total of 203 blankets across the region.
The Marudyan Hostel Opens
The Marudyan Hostel has opened in Raikia, Orissa, with 36 children enrolled. These children live in remote hill tribes, and will now be able to stay at the hostel during term time – allowing them to access education that they would otherwise have been unable to reach.
Orissa Hostel Nearly Complete
The Marudyan Hostel in Raikia, Orissa is nearing completion, and should be ready for the start of the new school year in April.
The hostel will provide residential accommodation for children from the hill tribes of the Eastern Ghatt. These children live in remote communities where even basic education is hard to come by; by staying in the hostel during term time, they will be able to attend established schools in Raikia.