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Online campaign to re-build school in Majuli after flood

An online campaign has been started to collect money to rebuild a flood ravaged school in Majuli.

Hummingbird School was set up by locals at Kulamua village in Majuli which is the first school in the locality but the recent flood has devastated the school leaving the students and parents with a blank future.

Now, an online campaign which plans to gather Rs 5 lakh is the only hope for poverty stricken students in the island. So far, till Thursday, the online campaign through  ketto.org has fetched Rs 51,650.

“The rain has almost devastated everything including the textbooks and other important documents. The villagers have helped us in re-building with bamboo poles and other necessary stuff. But we can’t continue like this. The fund campaign is for the next year so that we don’t need to face similar situation next year,” principal Bipin Dhane told The News Mill.

The school is the only English medium school in that area which covers more than 20 villages and it was set up in January this year. There are 110 students in the state from LKG to class III. There are also hostel facilities where 20 students reside in the school premises.

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It’s been around two months the students have been missing the classes. “Recently, we somehow managed to start the classes but again water has entered the classrooms forcing us to skip the classes,” added Dhane.

This year over 180 people have died in the floods which affected more than 1.7 million in 29 districts in the state. Students are one of the worst sufferers during the flood as the schools which are located higher places are used as relief camps and hundreds of others have been either washed away or partially damaged.

“The school needs to be rebuilt and for this, we need funds. That’s where you come in. Please extend your wholehearted support towards rebuilding the school and resurrecting our goal to educate these children,” said Mamta who started the campaign.

Image Credits: ketto.org.

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