Cochin: Cognizant Outreach, the employee volunteering programme of IT services major Cognizant, and Round Table India has successfully rehabilitated 25 schools affected by the 2018 floods in Kerala. The restoration cost of Rs. 1.26 crore was jointly raised by Cognizant as well as its employees and by Round Table India through donations.
The two joined hands in the wake of the disaster to provide assistance to some of the worst-affected schools in the flood-hit Wayanad, Idukki, Palakkad, Kottayam, Alleppey and Cochin districts of Kerala.
Under the “Project 25 schools” initiative, Cognizant Outreach and Round Table India identified 25 government, government-aided and private schools serving poor and underprivileged children in the six districts. The critical infrastructure in these schools, such as classrooms, toilets, and compound walls, were rebuilt and restored.
Apart from driving this school rehabilitation initiative, Cognizant Outreach and Round Table India also helped flood-affected people in Kottayam and Alleppey with food, clothing, drinking water and mattresses.
Cognizant also contributed 2,000 relief kits worth Rs. 80 lakh, which were distributed to flood victims in some of the state’s remotest locations by members of Round Table India.
Madhavi Kutty M.S, Indian Administrative Service (IAS), the Assistant Collector of Ernakulam, participated in the completion ceremony of “Project 25 schools” and handed over the souvenirs to the school.