The various Outreach programmes of the college are;
Mother Veronica Project – Village Adoption Programme:
- Adoption of Ward 37 of the Vengeri Village.
- Aims at the socio-economic uplift of the village in phases.
- Phase 1 : empowering the women and children of the neighbourhood, evolving a mutually enriching college-neighbourhood network
Mother Veronica library,
Providing training in vermicompost manufacture,
Organizing classes on floral arts and crafts,
Engaging remedial classes,
Conducting socio-economic survey,
Undertaking rural reconstruction programme and water shed management.
- Phase II launched in 2006: diversified into sectors like health, agriculture, education and self sufficiency.
Blood Donors’ Forum:
- Students donate blood regularly to the needy as well as to the Blood banks.
- The Forum works in association with the Kerala Blood Donors’ Forum,
- Recognized with many State level awards for the maximum participation.
- The Forum also maintains a database of the blood groups of all the students.
Pain and Palliative Care
- Student Volunteers undergo training in Pain and Palliative Care at the Institute of Palliative Medicine (IPM), Calicut Medical College.
- The Pain and palliative Care Unit of the college has, with the IPM organized exhibitions to display the skills of the inmates.
- A Donation Box has been installed in the college canteen to raise funds for the care of the terminally ill people.
Mother Veronica Library
Mother Veronica Library serves the women and children of the area. Students donate books to the collection every year
Tie-Up with SUMAN – a centre for the rehabilitation of young women recuperating from mental ailments.
- Students visit the centre to lend a helping hand in the various skill-development occupations
- Arrange the sale of the products they manufacture.
- The faculty members render financial aid to the centre.
Care for the Old and Serving the Needy
- Faculty and students visit the various old age homes, rehabilitation centres and hospitals to share food, clothing and the joy of various festivals
- Medical camps were jointly organized by the Alumnae Association & NSS.
- Health Survey and Blood Grouping Camps are conducted
- Awareness talks are arranged for the women of the neighbourhood on topics like ‘Early Detection of Cancer’ and ‘Mosquito-Borne Diseases’.
- Few students undergo training in Basic Life Support Systems at hospitals.
Community Development and Welfare Activities
- Distribution of uniforms and school kits to the children in the neighbouring school
- Coaching in English and Mathematics for students in the neighbourhood by the students and faculty.
- Lecture cum demonstration on topics in Physics for X standard and Plus Two students
- Popularization & Distribution of Azolla, a highly nutritious cattle feed, chick feed and fertility enhancer
- Offering classes on vegetable cultivation, mushroom culture and distribution of seed material, thus integrating the extension activities with academic curricula
- Financial aid extended to the Anganawadis of the adopted village.
- Free Computer literacy classes offered to the local women.
- Socio economic survey of houses in the adopted village (1800 houses)
- Training for members of Kudumbasree Self-Help Groups on various self employable skills
Entrepreneurial Development Programmes
- Facilitating the training of women of our neighbourhood in spinning yarn, by setting up a “Charkha Centre” in the Carmel Welfare Centre.
- Orientation programme for local women on Self Employment Opportunities.
- Free training in Painting & Floral arts to the women in the neighbourhood.
- Training to local women in vocational skills like soap making, medicinal plant cultivation and vermicompost manufacture.
- Industrial Motivation Programmes to guide the women of the college neighbourhood to draw the benefit of various Government schemes, Entrepreneurial Opportunities for Women in the District, National Employment Guarantee Programme etc.
The students were actively involved in community service through various avenues: NSS, Blood Donors’ Forum, and the Extension activities of the departments. Details of the major NSS activities are:
- June 5 – World Environment Day: Planting of Tree Saplings on the campus
- July 6th – 13th : Vanamahotsav Week
- August 15 – Independence Day. Programmes organised at Govt. U.P.School, Civil Station and Free Birds Rehabilitation Centre
- September 3: Onam Programme celebrated at Govt. U.P.School, Civil Station with ditribution of Onam kits to students
- October 2: Gandhi Jayanthi observed by partnering with the Mass Action Programme (MAP) against Plastic Waste launched by the District Administration, Kozhikode
- December 1: World AIDS Day observed in association with the Red Ribbon Club of the college
- December 26- January 1: NSS Camp organised in the college, with the focus on freeing the adopted village of plastic waste.
- January 26: Republic Day celebrated by joining the Human Chain organised as part of the MAP campaign against plastic waste
- February 4: Launch of ‘Jeevan Pacha’, a programme aimed at promoting cultivation of vegetales, particularly those facing extinction, in the houses in the adopted village
Other activities are as follows:
Blood Donors’ Forum and Red Ribbon Club:
- The Zoology department continued its major extension activity of the Blood Donors’ Forum, and the Red Ribbon Club to promote Blood Donation, AIDS Awareness and Prevention.
- The BDF and Red Ribbon club activities of the year began in July. More than 300 students participated and a new list of potential donors were created for the college.
- The BDF unit brought laurels to the institution, by securing theTrophy for the Best Women’s College in the state for voluntary blood donation. The award was presented by Shri. M.P.Raghavan, MP, on 14th July 2010 at Govt. Women’s College, Kannur.
- The club also created a Blood Donors Directory of the college for the Calicut University. The name of students , their contact No., address and blood group and other medical information were uploaded in the university website.
- National Blood Donors Day was observed on the 1st of October. A programme was jointly organized with KSACS, District Blood Transfusion Committee, and Govt. Women & Children Hospital Kotaparamba. The function was Inaugurated by S.H. Panchapakeshan, Principal Judge M.A.C.T. Calicut. The message of Dr.P.B Saleem IAS (District collector Calicut, & Chairman District Blood Transfusion Committee ) was read out to the audience.
- A voluntary blood donation camp was conducted in the department, on 1st October, with the help of medical experts from Govt. Women & Children Hospital, Kotaparamba, Calicut. 50 students of the college voluntarily donated blood.
- The students of the Red Ribbon Club conducted an awareness class on the “Importance of Blood transfusion and general awareness on HIV-AIDS”, to the school students of Veda Vyasa Vidhyalaya, Malaparamba, Calicut, on October 1st, 2010. It was followed by poster presentation and an interactive session.
- On 1st December 2010, World AIDS Day was celebrated in the college. A student rally was held in the college, starting from college campus to Malaparamba Junction , covering a distance of 2.5 kms. It was inaugurated by Shri. P.G. Pramod Chandran, Deputy Commissioner of Excise, Calicut. Dr. Baburaj, DPM, Arogyakeralam was the chief guest. He delivered the AIDS Day Message.
- A Blood donation campaign was held at OISCA Centre in association with KSACS and W & C Hospital, Calicut on 2nd December, 2010. 25 students participated and 10 students voluntarily donated blood.
- The members of women’s cell participated in rally organized in Calicut Railway station protesting against the molestation and death of a female victim.
- The members attended the International Women’s Day program conducted in Tagore Centenary Hall, Calicut.
Extension Activites of the Deaprtments:
- Organised talks on Vermicomposting and Mushroom Cultivation for the women of the neighbourhood
- Continued the collection of fund for the terminally ill patients of Pain & Palliative Care centre.
- Maintenance of Medicinal Plants Garden at Govt. Juvenile Home.
- Provided training in Horticultural Practices like Budding, Grafting, Layering and Bonsai making to students and women of the neighbourhood .
- Training was given to students in ‘paper bag making’ in a bid to do away with plastic bags
- Training in Tissue Culture was given to Nature Club members of neighbourhood schools.
- Continued the distribution of Azolla, a highly nutritious cattle feed, chicken feed and fertility enhancer to the SHG’s of Vengeri.
- Identification and labeling the plants in ‘Mercy Home’ campus: Students of the third year visited the inmates of Mercy Home, Vellimadukunnu during October 2010. They identified and labeled all the plants in the campus
- Christmas Celebration with the inmates of ‘Mercy Home’
- Students visited the old age home ‘Karuna Bhavan’ to share the joy of the Onam season with the inmates.
- Invited the participation of the residents of the college neighbourhood, at the Consumer Awareness Exhibitiob organised by the Consumer Club of the dept.
- Continued the Book Bank and Clothes Bank services to help the needy
- Mother Veronica Fund—Distributed school bags to students of Vengeri Govt LP school, Thadambattuthazham
- A talk was arranged for our students and students of Vengeri Govt LP school, Thadambattuthazham and for their parents on ‘Nutrition Hygiene and Infectious Diseases’ by Dr,Mini Sidhartan, a leading Homeopathy doctor of Calicut. She also gave free homeopathy consultancy to the parents after the talk.
- Various programmes were conducted in the adopted village under the auspices of the EDP and Tourism clubs. (Details on page )
- Conducted Computer Literacy Classes for the women of the adopted village.
- Donated notebooks to Varadur L.P.School and spent time with the inmates of St.Vincent Home, Juvenile Home, and the Poor Home of the Missionaries of Charity.
- Students visited orphanages and old-age homes like Karuna Bhavan, Home of Love, Mayo Home, St.Vincent’s Home, and celebrated Onam and Christmas with the inmates, using the the Mite-box collection.
- The students participated in a talk show telecast by the Shalom T.V on the evil influences of TV Serials on the family.
- Many students are actively engaged in the voluntary services of the Pain and Palliative Care society.
- Students collected Rs10,000 and this money was given to a poor widow from Nilambur who is financially backward and helpless.
- Students collected around 300 soaps and distributed them to the inmates of Home Of Love during Onam and those of Mayo Home for Christmas.
- Added 150 books to the Mother Veronica Library
- Continued the tie-up with SUMAN Rehabilitation Centre, and arranged the sale of SUMAN products on the campus, generating a fund of Rs.2170 for the centre.
- Students engaged tuition classes at Varadoor L.P.School, Kannadikkal
- Students celebrated Onam a d Christmas with the children of the Anganwadi at Kannadikkal and distributed kits to the sudents during the festival seasons.
- Students visited Old Age Homes and rendered service to the inmates.
- Students celebrated Onam and Christmas along with the inmates of ‘HOME OF LOVE’ Chevarambalam with a variety of programmes
- Students distributed umbrellas to the Kalathil Paramba U P School, Civil Station
- Statistics students conducted surveys among the students, on the current issues like the Commonwealth Games, the Ayodhya Verdict and the Local Body Elections. They also conducted Exit-poll during the College Elections, and predicted the results accurately.
- Students conducted demonstration classes on basic concepts in Physics, quiz and interactive sessions at Vengeri High School
- Note books collected from UG and PG students were distributed to needy students of Vengeri High School.
- Students also visited “Sneha Bhavan” a Home for the Aged. Students took effort to amuse them with entertainments and to listen to them with concern.
- The students of the department celebrated Onam with the inmates of Mercy Home, Vellimadukunnu on 18th August 2010, by making a beautiful flower carpet and sharing onam lunch with them.
- The department celebrated Christmas with the inmates of St. Vincents Home & Orphanage, Calicut on 23rd December, 2010.
- The activities of the BDF and Red Ribbon Club and the Medical Camp are the other extension activities of the department.