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Activities

Our current activities include:

 

1.Regular care by conducting medical checkups, providing medicines, provisions, clothes, health mix and financial   support on a monthly basis and as and when needed.


2.Conducting monthly meetings of patients and their dependents. Medical checkup of patients is done during these get togethers.


3.Visiting the houses of our patients regularly and monitoring the status of their medication, blood count and general health condition.


4. Facilitating the availability of Antiretroviral treatment (ART)  medication.


5.Providing baby food to new born babies of HIV/AIDS affected mothers, as    they cannot be fed with breast milk.


6.Providing spiritual, emotional and moral support to families.


7.Providing financial help for the education of dependent children.


8.Providing help for sanitary facilities at home and housing facilities for the very needy.


9.Helping the patients and their dependants to find jobs and channelize financial support from the Govt. and self help projects.


10.Conducting HIV/AIDS awareness classes in the community, especially in high risk areas.


11.Conducting adolescent health education programmes in schools, colleges and other educational institutions.


12.Providing financial assistance for patients to become self reliant by starting small cottage industries, poultry farming and goat rearing.


13.With a view of helping the neighborhood women, we have a unit for making paper carry bags, soap, candle etc.


14.Celebration of festivals such as Onam and Christmas along with patients and their families.

 

Monthly get together

 


On the 2nd Monday of every month, there is get together of the patients and their dependants at CASS. It commences with a prayer session followed by messages by the CASS team and other resource persons. The team members interact with the patients personally as well as in groups. The get together gives an opportunity for the patients to share their sorrows, happiness and experiences among themselves, the counselors and staff of CASS. The programme ends with lunch. A packet of rice is donated and travel expenses for each of the participants are reimbursed.
          
Although an increasing number of HIV affected persons are approaching us for support, we are unable to include them under our umbrella due to financial constraints.

 

Educational Support

 

The society supports the innocent and helpless dependent children of living and deceased HIV/AIDS patients. More than 100 children are now studying in schools and colleges with the support of CASS. This alone requires approximately Rs.30, 000/- per month.  In addition, CASS is supporting 20 children undergoing professional courses, for which the monthly expenses comes to Rs 20, 000/-

 

By way of educational support, we wish to provide financial help to fulfill the aspirations of these innocent children for education.   As we are not able to provide full financial support, we offer them part of their   expenses, from the donations received from friends and well wishers of CASS.

 

We request you to TAKE PART in the Service of God and provide financial help to fulfill the aspirations of these innocent children to do their nursery, primary, high school, and nursing or degree courses. We have a number of children of various ages, from toddlers to college going who need financial assistance. You can sponsor a child by giving an amount of Rs 1000 to Rs 1500 per month. The progress of the student you support will be regularly communicated to you.