Monthly Archives: March 2017

Disha ’17 – Trivandrum

DISHA, was conducting this time around the issue of Child Rights in Trivandrum. Held at Hassan Marikar Hall on the 26th of March, 2017, the debating session saw close to 80 participants, discussing the effective implementation of child rights laws and awareness programmes in Trivandrum district. Fr. Joye James, Head of Kerala Child Rights Observatory (KeCRO) and key administrative officer of Loyola college of Social Sciences, along with District

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H2O Youth Wing – Malappuram

Sunday saw the launch of our Youth Wing in Malappuram, with our members in the district conducting a meet for parents of differently abled children. The day began with registering the participants, who came along with their children, and assisting them in filling out basic information sheets on the background of the child and the family to understand situations and symptoms better. The children were engaged in different activities like painting and

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Disha’17 – Cochin

DISHA ’17, Helping Hands Organisations’ (H2O) state-wide debating session to inculcate socio-civic awareness among youth, was conducted this time over at Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology (RSET). With over 100 participants and 30 volunteers, this half day long programme was hosted by H2O in association with Rotary and RSET, with the support of Bytekat Technologies.   The topic for the event was to consider if Waste Management,

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Sparsh ’17

7th of February saw the participation of nearly 200 students from 9 schools in various activities around socio-civic issues and eagerly paying attention to what our special guests had to say to them! The event saw painting, poster making and quiz competitions by 9:30am. It was judged by Dr Muriel Sukumaran, who was one of our guests of honour along with Sobha Koshy, Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (KeSCPCR), K V Rajagopal,

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Never underestimate the power of a caring touch

''Never underestimate the power of a caring touch, a smile, a kind word and a listening ear... all of which have the potential to turn a life around.'' I experience it, feel it to the core by being associated with H2O as a volunteer. I particularly would like to share the case of 'KomalaKumari Ammumma' about whom I have been hearing from the very first day at H2O. Her vigor, zestfulness and positive approach to stream through life's odds and challenges

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Painting competition at St Joseph Boy’s school

On 28th January, 2017, H2O conducted a painting competition at St Joseph Boy's school. The competition was held as a part of our pre-event drive for Sparsh '17 - an annual event, where our partner CMCA schools, showcase their learnings around socio-civic issues. The decided theme of the painting competition was "Factors affecting our Environment." 34 students participated in this competition and 16 of their works were selected.

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Republic Day

Republic day celebrationswere conducted on this week. Republic Day honours the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect on 26 January 1950 replacing the Government of India Act as the governing document of India. It was celebrated sincethe kids should be awareof the book of rules we as the citizens of the nation are abided to obey. There was a small regular introduction session by one of our volunteers about republic day and its importance.

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MEDEX ‘17

The sun rose through the misty morning sliding away its grumpiness, radiating and filling all of us with the energy and enthusiasm for the most awaited day of the week. H2O’s tryst with MEDEX 2017. We reached the medical college in two groups. The first group arrived at 9:30 a.m. and made their way to the inside of a human body made of blocks of bricks and cement. They were introduced to many other biological and medical equipment’s and methods.

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Barrier Free and Drug Free 2017 Celebrations

December 31st saw the advent of the New Year differently, in Thiruvananthapuram. In the sprawling grounds of Thycaud Police Grounds, over 300 differently abled individuals – children and adults – were present, enjoying shows, food and a rock band performing, only for them! The District Tourism Promotions Council (DTPC), in association with the Department of Tourism, Kerala hosted a Barrier Free and Drug Free 2017 Celebrations, with the support

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Christmas Celebration 2016

The third Saturday of the month witnessed our small and beautiful Christmas celebration. Volunteers and teachers from Alan Feldman School as well as TCS had joined with us to celebrate this special day. As any Christmas celebration, would go, we had cakes, food and a lot of fun. Even amidst this joy making, the children were given a stage to showcase their ever so special talents. Later the stage was taken over by the volunteers to entertain our

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