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 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 .

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

Best Paper Award for Parvathy

DSC_0524p2Ms. Parvathy.V, student of 4th Semester MSW as well as the coordinator of https://dishaaspeaks.wordpress.com/ won the award for the best paper in the 31st  Annual National Conference of Indian Society of Professional Social Work, organized by Department of Psychiatry, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka on 3rdto 5th of January 2013. The award was for her paper “Incidence of Home Delivery among Tribals in Wayanadu”which has been presented in the Students’ Award Category.  The objective of the study was to validate the existence of home delivery practices among the tribals of Wayanadu and to understand the various factors deciding the choice of place of delivery among the tribals. Around 20% of home delivery cases were observed even among the current generation. The study was done with the extended support of Amrita Kripa Charitable Hospital, Wayanadu. Continue reading


The 9th Biennial Convention of the National Alliance for Peoples Movement was successfully held at Salsabeel Green School, Thrissur, this year. The community development students of Amrita Vishwa Vidyaeetam University had a great opportunity to be the volunteers of the Convention. Each of the students was assigned with various tasks.

The social work trainees were divided into various committees and assigned certain duties to each committee members. The committees were General volunteer committee, Media & documentation, reception and registration, transportation and accommodation. Each committee had a coordinator to coordinate the team members and allotted duties to them.

img_20101Vishnu.K.Santhosh, Deepak.S,  Rashmi. Shilpa were in General Volunteer Committee. The duty of the General Volunteer Committee was to assist the entire programme and make necessary arrangements for the programme. The duties of the general committee was to provide services like water, food, accommodation, transportation, stall arrangements, stage arrangements and programme organizing. Vishnu K Santhosh was the co-coordinator of the Committee. The duty assigned to him was to coordinate the entire activities that belong to the general committee. The incoming and outgoing transportation of the delegates was done by the coordinator. He was also a part of the food committee . He was also held in the stage arrangements and venue. He was also a part of the purchasing committee especially stationary items

Deepak was one of the the member of the general volunteer committee .He also attended the different sessions like koodamkulam issue, Media And Culture .He also conducted several interviews with many eminent personalities and also interacted with other members who participated in the programme. He was  also supported in report writing of the events.

Rashmi was placed in general committee .She was also a member in registration, food committee, transportation committee , stage arrangements etc.

Shilpa was mainly assigned in collash making .Stage decoration was another field she was engaged in. She has actively participated in the interview sections, group discussions.

Prageesh was placed in culture anIMG_2084d film screening. His main work was the publicity of the film that has to be screened .He also held in setting of the equipments for film screening. Arathy was placed in media session .she collects the full details of the programme for reporting to the Medias. She also attended various sessions of the programme.

Nisha was placed in registration committee .The main activity was the registration of the delegates. She also collects donations from the delegates.

Fathima was placed in the registration committee .The main activity was the registration of the delegates and also receiving the delegates She has also worked in donation committee. Sandhya was also placed in registration committee and the main activity was registration of the delegates and receiving donations.

Report by Deepak



Photos by:

Arathy Aravind