A School Rebuilt in 72 Hours
In the landslide of August 13, mud, rocks and other wastes covered nearly half the GLP school at Kurichyarmala.
When the deadly monsoon wreaked havoc in Kerala, it did not spare even the schools. The Government Lower Primary (GLP) School at Kurichyarmala in Vythiri in Wayanad district was one such school to suffer heavily during the floods. But the school rose from the calamity like a phoenix, setting a new example of community feeling and social responsibility. In the landslide of August 13, mud, rocks and other wastes covered nearly half the GLP school at Kurichyarmala. Roads and bridges leading to the school were washed away, and a big crack was formed in the ground making it impossible to access the area. Such circumstances made it nearly impossible to run the school. The first helping hand for the school came from the Muslim Mahall Committee of the area. When the school authorities approached them, the committee offered to give the hall above its madrasa building for the school. The young men from voluntary organisations like the Green Palliative, the Human Beings Collective and the Malabar Flood Rehabilitation Forum decided to stand with the initiative of the teachers and the local people. Around 50 volunteers from Kasargode to Ernakulam turned up to rebuild the school. Students from the Aligarh Muslim University donated learning equipment. Toys came from the students of the Pondicherry University. Those from the Jawaharlal Nehru University helped financially. A sum of Rs 3.5 lakh was spent on the school. The new school was built on top of the madrassa building in 72 hours.
(Extracted from twocircles.net)