Event Report


Right Tracks

An Innovative Online Awareness Program for the School Children in the district

During these catastrophic times, Railway Child line Ernakulam has organized various programs for the children in the district especially the 'Right Tracks' an online Awareness Program for the School children who are undergoing various miseries due to lockdown and covid restrictions. The meeting has been organized via Google Meet. More than 2200 School Children were actively participated in the program and it covered 25 Schools in the district. Right tracks inspire children to enhance their abilities and make them consistent in their educational goals.

Hearing Aid Distribution

Welfare Services Ernakulam had organized a free distribution of Hearing Aid camp in association with IRLD MG University and AYJNISHD ( Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Speech and Hearing Disabilities(Divyangan)) Mumbai on 28th,29th and 30th July 2021. The camp was inaugurated by Adv. Anilkumar Mayor Cochin Corporation. The meeting was presided by Mar Thomas Chakiath, Emirates Bishop, Ernakulam Angamaly Archdiocese. Dr. Mathew Martin P J (Media Officer, AYJNISHD-Mumbai, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment ,Govt. of India had delivered keynote address. Dr. K.M Musthafa, Director, IRLD shared context of program . Fr. Joseph Kolathuvallil, Director of Sahrudaya welcomed the participants. Fr. Ancil Maippan delivered felicitation. Smt. Celine Paul spoke vote of thanks to all participants. 313 Persons with Hearing problem registered for hearing Aids. Among them 150 persons were selected for the first phase.

Financial Literacy Workshop and Medical Camp

Welfare Services Ernakulam conducted a financial literacy campaign and medical camp on 26th September 2021 as part of the Sudhaar-Pravasi Bandhu program in AC City hall, Vyttila with the support of Caritas India. Ms. Bindhu (Councilor, Kochi Corporation) inaugurated the program and share the importance of financial literacy in everyone’s life. Mr. Omega Thejus (Manager, Catholic Syrian Bank, Perumbavoor) led the session on the importance of financial literacy. He stated that migrants are internally travelling mainly for the job and they were the economically active group, the inclusion of this group in the formal financial system is important. Many of the migrant workers enquired about the different schemes for and clarify their doubts. After these sessions, some of the workers show their interest to start a new bank account and they know that the online transaction is much easier than the cash in hand. Secondly, the medical camp started as a post lunch period and eighty migrant workers were part of it. Dr. Shefna (Sunrise Hospital, Kakkanad) led the medical camp. She suggests that the workers need more cleanliness and awareness about the covid situation. Welfare Services Ernakulam already provided the covid vaccination for these migrants and it may work as non-spreading of covid among these migrants. Many of the workers have skin diseases and the related issues.

Showing empathy to transgender community.

Welfare Service Ernakulam — Sahrudaya organized an awareness session on first aid conducted by Kerala Fire Force. The session was conducted in the Panchayath hall in Alangad. Ms. Radhamani Jaysingh, the panchayath president (Alangad) inaugurated the program.