“Sabarigiri”- being enlightened, was suitably selected for the title of the Rural sensitization Camp of Department of Social Work, which was organized as a part of curriculum of the first year MSW trainees in view of attaining an enlightened stage on the real life situations of downtrodden people in the varied existence.
Rural sensitization Camp was organized by Department of Social Work, Amritapuri as a part of the curriculum for getting the first year Social Work trainees to be acquainted with the traditions, culture and way of life of the tribal and also to explore deep into the possibilities of positive intervention in the field. About 23 trainees and 3 faculties participated in the 7 day camp in Pathanamthitta District. ‘Attathodu’ were the tribal settlements identified for the camp site due to its diverse and changing nature of tribal culture and the consequential problems in their life.
With a number of tribal rehabilitation and welfare activities going on, it was certain that the lives in these settlement will offer a unique and a life time learning experience to the students of Social Work. The planning stage of the camp was started early in the month of November, 2014 by selecting Adithya Kumar & Parvathy as Student coordinators and Mr Vivek Subramoniam as Camp Coordinator and Faculty In-charge of the Camp respectively. All other students were entrusted with various responsibilities of the activities of the camp by forming different committees. A pre-camp visit was made by the faculty in-charge, Camp Coordinator and Student coordinator to the proposed settlement. It enabled the finalization of camp site and ensuring the basic facilities and permissions required for the Camp. Subsequently the student coordinators visited the proposed settlements for ensuring the local support for the camp activities.
The Rural camp was associated with many programs like;
kudumbshree programme,Malampandaram Settelment visit, NRHM Medical camp ,harrisons estate visit and Anti Plastic campaigning .