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Meridian Social Responsibility

Meridian Social Responsibility

Together We can Make a Difference

Whenever our country has been devastated by natural calamities, students of Meridian have risen to the occasion.

On January 26th 2001, when Latur was devastated by earthquake, clothes, food grain, vessels and all essentials were packed in truckloads, taken to the affected area and personally distributed. In 2004, tsunami wiped out villages in Prakasam District of Andhra Pradesh. Meridianites personally visited the affected areas to distribute money, fishing nets and catamarans for the livelihood of the fishermen community.

Another five years later, all-engulfing floods swept away villages in Kurnool District of A.P. Over Rs.8 lakhs were collected and each household was given enough food grains, vessels and other essentials to tide over the difficult period.

Over a month of continuous unprecedented heavy rains in November and December 2015, left Chennai and the adjoining district of Kanchipuram battered and inundated. The untold misery of the villagers who had lost everything was heart breaking. The Hyderabad Sahodaya Schools Complex, under the leadership of Meridian School Banjara Hills, once again led the way to bring succour. The recent Kerala floods which again washed away villages and homes of hundreds of people galvanised Meridianites into relief action.Truck loads of survival kits were distributed among the distressed villagers.

In addition to relief work, Meridianites have undertaken the task of bridging the urban-rural divide by adopting rural Governmental schools and not only providing basic necessities, but also trying to mitigate social issues of gender discrimination and educating them on health and sanitation. The school has been involved in much charitable and social work in conjunction with the Rotary and Interact Clubs by supporting Blood Donation Camps, and raising money for Polio eradication through Bill Gates Foundation and Government initiatives. The students regularly visit and donate to Old Age Homes, Orphanages for HIV positive children, SOS villages, and the Indo American Cancer Hospital.

For all its Social Responsibility Outreach Programmes, the school has been recognised and awarded by many National Institutions.