Tears into Cheers – Rebuilding lives after Tsunami through the Community Colleges (Sep, 2006)
Tsunami is tragedy of great magnitude which humanity has witnessed in recent years. It has left an indelible mark in the hearts and minds of people by its grave destruction of lives and property and causing a permanent psychological scar. The giant waves of Tsunami evoked mighty waves of compassion and concern for the suffering fellow human beings, thanks to so many NGOs, Churches and Service Minded organizations that responded from day of the tragedy.
Most of the interventions were giving a lot of relief to the Tsunami affected people. After a few months people began thinking about rehabilitation and rebuilding lives. In this great effort MCRDCE, with its Community Colleges, made a timely but a significant intervention of providing skills development training to the Tsunami affected young men and women.
Thanks to the 30 Community Colleges that have helped 933 students both men and women in 9 trades recognized by the Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU).
This has given a lot of hope not only to those who have been trained but also to their families. We are recording in this book, the transformation from Tears in to Cheers.