Omega School Chennai

Help GEM's Partner School in Chennai India
The Omega International School was closed for over a month due to intense flooding

On December 2, 2015, an epic rainfall in Chennai, India triggered
Families evacuating as seen from the apartment of an Omega School faculty member

 A Neighbor's house, inundated with water.
 The Omega School Library after the floods receded
 Teachers don masks to help with the clean up of the school

the region's worst flood in over 100 years, drowning a city of 4.8 million people.

300 people died in the flooding.

"The Chennai disaster is being called a 'perfect storm,' a shining example of what can happen when climate change meets poor urban planning."
                                               - Sreedhar Potarazu, CNN.

As the city of Chennai begins the process of drying out and cleaning up, students and teachers at the Omega School have been doing the same.

Their library that housed more than 10,000 books, now has only 20. Many of the books were personally donated by the school's founder Shri P. Rajagopalachari.

Shri P. Rajagopalachari believed that knowledge must be accompanied by the wisdom to use that knowledge in the right way.

The Omega School was established for the purpose of teaching children, not only what they need to succeed in the real world by way of practical skills, but also to teach them the values that they need to cherish and uphold all their lives.

Learn more about the flood recovery at Omega here -

We are asking for any small amount that you can give - $5, $10, $20 toward the purchase of new books for the Omega School Library.

Global Education Motivators (GEM) has worked closely with the Omega School for 8 years, first on the United Nations Student Conference on Human Rights and then moving toward year-long collaborations with the students and teachers.

The staff of the Omega School is extremely dedicated to the education of their students, often staying late into the night to be connected for our international videoconference programs.

Below is a picture of the conference room at the Omega School. The left side of the picture shows the conference room in use during the 2015 UN Student Leadership Conference on Development. On the right side, you can see the room post-flood.

Your support of this wonderful school will be greatly appreciated by the students and faculty, all of whom have already lost so much.

You can make a difference by donating to the Library Fund for the Omega School.

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