Eye Camp at Govt.Old age Home , Kollam

In today’s world people are very busy due to various reasons the main one being money-making or work. There are some people who only care about money and think their parent as a burden. Some people are forced to be involved in money making for their living. Even if they wish to its difficult to look after their parents.Department of Social work always at the service of these agencies on need.As part of the concurrent social work field practices, Trainees conducted different programme in old age home.

HIV/AIDS AWARENESS PROGRAMME

HIV & AIDS Awareness Campaigning, that takes place on the broader society to educate the public about the impact of HIV and AIDS on young people and to highlight the work young people are doing across the country to respond to the epidemic.Department social work trainees organised HIV AIDS campaigning on 14/11/2015 at karunagapaplly ICDS 56,Panikerkadavu .

Intellectual development and education system

Early childhood, defined by Medline Plus as the preschool years and earlier, is a time of rapid intellectual development. According to the World Health Organization, it is the most important stage of development, and more than 200 million children in early childhood do not reach their full cognitive potential. An understanding of the cognitive milestones you can expect your child to reach, along with the knowledge of what he needs in order to thrive, can help you know if he is on the right track.Finding the importance, Social work students of Amrita Vishwa vidyapeetham Amritapuri campus jointly organize a one day seminar in association with S.S samithy Institute of Education Research and Development (SIERAD).

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On 9 th October 2014 at St.John’s High’s School Eravipuram on the topic “Intellectual Development and Education System “.The seminar was inaugurated by smt. Charllet A.(The former principal of St. Johns  H.S Eravipuram) the meeting held upon by  the presidential address of Sri J .John( The school principal) and  the felicitation speech done by Dr.Rajeev M.,(H.O.D Amrita vishwa vidhyapeetham ), Sri francis xavier (managing trusty S.S Samithy , Fr.Mathew Thankachan ,Sri Nishanth M.(Faculty, Department of Social Work ) and the students of Amritha vishwa vidyapeetham ( Deepthy.T, Anju G.R) vote of thanks given by Sri pritt .p (staff representative) and the class section handled by Smt. Lekshmi Haavin ( MA,M .Ed,in Psychology,and motivational speaker and corporate trainer) the seminar begins at 9.30 am and it finish iby 1.30 pm. GOMZ0714

OrthoMedical Camp at Old age home Kollam

It’s no secret that our bodies change as we age. .Obviously, the higher life expectancy brings with it, not only a changing pattern in diseases which may be labelled “old-age diseases”, but the increasing need for total ‘care of the aged in our community raises, besides health care, various economic, social, psychological and community related issues. The orthopaedic problems related to longevity and an ageing population are closely tied up with problem.

On 12-10-14, Social Work students of Amrita viswa Vidyapeedam, Amritapuri Campus in collaboration with P.N.N.M hospital, Kollam hosted an Orthomedical camp at Govt. Old age home Kollam as a part of our community organisation program.Chief guest of our event was Smt. Beena Babu ( Panchayath president), in the presence of ward member Smt. Saraswathiamma , Dr. Anil Kumar & students of Amrita college ( Amal Bhasker, Shyam Prakash & aswathy A ) The camp started with a welcome come address by Mr. Amal Bhasker ( Msw Student ). Then we invited our beloved Panchayath president Smt. Beena babu to deliver the presidential address of the event. After that we invited Dr. Anil Kumar to inaugurate our event with a felicitation speech and the official inauguration concluded with the vote of thanks from Aswathy.A (Msw student). After the inauguration by 10:30 Am we started our camp. We invited each of the inmates for the health check up and the camp end up by 1:30 Pm.

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Through his programme we were able to learn their physical health conditions and their illness. By conducting this event we were able to bring an awareness to the inmates that they require further more treatment after the check up. As a part of our Social work fieldwork, it was a privilege that we were able to give service to them .The programme was a success with the help of lord almighty and with the tireless help & support from faculty Vivek and other faculty’s of our department and a special thanks to our dept. head Dr.Rajeev.

Report : Shyam

Onam celebration at Old age Home , Kollam

Onam celebrations at old age home was held on the 12th  of  September 2013 amidst of great happiness and cultural programmes.The event was atteneded by all inmates,staffs and guests.As a part of the celebrations the members and staffs laid a pookkalam at the entrance of the oldage home.Making of the pookkalam was over by 10am.They all tried to make pookkkalam the best.

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The the function was started by 10.15 am.The inauguration was held at the main hall presided over by the Superintend and in the presence of all oldage home members and staffs.The chief guest of function was P K Gurudasan MLA.He inaugurated the onam celebrations.The gathering was welcomed by the Mr.Chandrasekharan,management committee chairman.The block panchayat president Ms.Juliet Nelson gave the presidential address which was followd by felicitations by various guests and also they  shared their memories regarding onam.The superintendent of oldage home expressed vote of thanks.

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This was a special experience for our department for extending our celebrations from our college to old age home.

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Felicitation For The Students In The Street Play

DSC04705   Department of Social Work organized the felicitation programme for the street play, conducted for generating awareness on Disaster Risk Reduction as part of International day for Disaster Risk Reduction by Kerala State Disaster Management Authority. Mr. Nisanth .M (Field Work Coordinator) delivered the welcome speech and Mr. V.S.Kochukrishna Kurup delivered the presidential address with his inspiring words and appreciated the students efforts. He also mentioned about the dedication and hardworking of students .Mr.Rajeev.M.M delivered the key note address. He talked about the relevance and importance of street play among youngsters in current generation.

Mr.Ranjith Kavumkara (lecturer) also shared his feelings and moments that he experienced with students during street play .He recollect the olden day’s memories of his college days. He also   added the importance of street play .With the appreciation he winded up his greetings   .DSC04715

Coordinators of the street play Mr. V.S.Kochukrishna Kurup and Mr.Rajeev.M.M and faculty members Mr.Ranjith K, Mr. Nisanth.M and Ms.Veena Suresh awarded the cash prize of Rs.1000 to all the participants Ms.Parvathy.V Mr. Vishnu.K.Santhosh, Mr. Anoop .P. Joseph, Mr. Joby, Mr. Sreejith, Ms. Athira, Ms. Arya Gopinath, Ms.Supriya K Rajappan, Ms. Anusree, Ms. Winnie Elzabeth Johnson on behalf of Kerala State Disaster Management Authority.

Few of the participants shared their experience during street play .They also pointed out that it helps them both professionally and personally. They also thanked the coordinators for giving the moral support. Ms.Veena Suresh (lecturer) also delivered the vote of DSC04703thanks.

Report by: Jasmin R Pereira

Edited by: Anitha s

Photo by: Bibin S Babu

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WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION Human chain and Street play

The Staff and Students of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetam and Volunteers of Yuva Dharma Dhara, the youth wing of Matha Amrithandamayi Math observed International women’s day on 8/3/12. A huge human chain was formed from Karunagapally to Vavakavu of about 2kms by students, staffs and inmates of Math. This human chain will represent oneness of women all over the world. This initiative was taken as per the guidance of “Amma”. Amma’s message stressed on how society must impart values to children at an

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