26th May 2018 witnessed a joint activity of Jesuit Alumni /ae of Kerala (JAAK) with other voluntary Organizations. Every year, every single one in Helping Hands Organization (H2O) come together to begin the new academic year, with a little bit of hope to bring in to hundreds of underprivileged children, by providing them with basic school needs and clothing. Additionally, this year H2O also introduced the Me, The Change Notebooks – an initiative to create and inculcate a culture of doing good deeds, however small, every day and documenting the same. The distribution of these notebooks during the event, encourage the children to document their good act, or acts of being an active citizen, from day 1.
This year, H20 distributed study materials to 270 children, from backgrounds of little privilege from the wards of Kadinamkulam Panchayat. H2O is looking at providing school kits to 135 beneficiaries, soon.
A session on child rights and child abuse; supported by Rotary Club of Kazhakuttom, was organised, which was inaugurated by Rtn. District Governor Suresh Mathew. Rtn. Parvathy Reghunath (Alumna of Loyola College, Trivandrum), Rotary Dist. 3211 Chairperson, Prevention of Women Abuse), Rtn. Dr. Mary John (Secretary, Rotary Club Kazhakuttam), Rtn. Pradeep Kumar (Governing Council Member - JAAI - Kerala Province ) & Rtn. Sheela Devi were also present. Maneesh (Alumnus of Loyola College, Trivandrum), State Program Officer, KECRO, handled the session beautifully. 340 children attended the session.
A session on parenting and child rights was given to the parents; by team from child rights dept. (Mrs. Jessy, Senior Technical officer, Adv. Dhanya Shine - Legal Analyst and Liaison Officer & Mr. Sudheesh - Media consultant).