Techincal Campus, School of Engineering, Kalamassery, Ernakulam, Kochi, Kerala, India

AISAT Ashwas Centre

Objective of the AISAT Ashwas Club
The AISAT Ashwas Club will function as the social service activity wing of Albertian Institute of Science and Technology in the areas cited here under:

a. Educational

• To uplift socially, educationally backward people of society
• Sponsor scholarships to the financially weak and educationally outstanding students.

b. Health

• Financial help to poor people for various treatments including surgeries and follow up
• Conducting Medical Camp for the needy
• Propagating cadaver organ and blood donation

c. Environment

• Engage social activities like cleaning public places like govt. hospital s, bus stands, govt. schools etc
• Conducting awareness program to public for conserving energy, water and managing kitchen waste and plastics etc.
• Planting trees, develop agriculture products wherever possible and protect them
d. Social
• Financial help to the needy for constructing hous3e, repair existing house etc.
• Providing food, dress and furniture for the needy individuals or to organizations where they are taken care of and protected.
• To initiate and manage small and middle scale undertakings like stationery store, book bank, snack & shop and first aid store etc.
• Helping for placement for the needy poor/handicapped people

Activities proposed to be organized

Membership drive
• Help a mate
• A soothing touch
• A home for homeless
• Foreign funds
• Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
• Visits to Kadamakudy
• Visit to orphanages (sponsor above IQ child)
Organization structure of the club
• Management Committee
• Administrative Committee

Programmes organised till date

1. AISAT Contributed to TNIE Kedarnath Relief Fund

Fr. Alex Kurishuparambil, Associate Manager, The Albertian Institute of Science and Tec nology (AISAT) along with the faculty and student representatives of AISAT handed over their contribution towards TNIE Kedarnath Relief Fund to P Suresh Kumar, Assistant General Manager, The New Indian Express, Kerala, in Kochi on 22.08.2013. Manoj Lopez, Assistant Manager (Marketing), TNIE, was also present on the occassion.

2. Visit to ‘Marian Snehabhavan’

The students and faculties of Electrical and Electronics department visited a charity home, ‘Marian Snehabhavan’ at Mamangalam on 12th September 2013. There are 15 inmates in the house of charity, and three sisters with the help of parish members and other noble hearts, are taking care of them. The visit was the first of this kind from college and it was a small footstep towards breeding social commitment in the students.
The students and faculty along with the Principal Dr. K.E.George, and Associate Manager Rev. Fr. Alex Kurisuparambil, spend some time with them. The students should understand that the world is not just what they see in their classroom, it is much beyond that. The youth today is extremely pessimistic and they could never reconcile to what god had bestowed upon them. The visit was planned with a noble mission to make them feel the suffering and needy people around them. Moreover education should not confine to text book studies alone, it should aim at the overall development of a person. A student has to know that he is obliged to society in a number of ways. Such visits will help students to develop an optimistic approach towards life. For most of the students and faculties this was the first experience and the department plans to arrange more such visits in the future

3. Visit to Old Age Home

The Mechanical Engineering Association FLAME (Fleeting Albertian Mechanical Engineers) organized a visit to the senior citizen’s home, “The Providence Home” at Kacheripady, Kochi on 11th December 2013. The visit was planned as a part of the community service project. The inmates were very hospitable and friendly, and they welcomed students with their beautiful smiles .To entertain them, mechanical students presented a few songs, a bit of mimicry and conducted few games in which all of them participated actively. Students also decorated their home, for the upcoming Christmas Celebrations and presented them with Christmas presents. The inmates were extremely happy, and they also mentioned this in their vote of thanks.

4. Awareness Programme on ‘Organ Donation’

In a move to create awareness about organ donation and to bridge a gap between the young genre and their social commitments AISAT, ASHWAS centre organized a talk on Organ Donation. AISAT witnessed its most fruitful awareness program on 6th February at the new college auditorium. All the students and faculties eagerly participated in the programme. Programme started with Welcome speech of Principal Dr. K.E. George. Rev. Dr. Clement Valluvassery, Manager, AISAT addressed the gathering. He took the opportunity to congratulate the staff coordinators of ASHWAS for making such a wonderful session a reality. A professional life becomes successful when it aims equally on social welfare along with the personal development, he added. The talk was carried on by Dr. Vasanth Shenoy, PRO and Joint Secretary, Society for Organ Retrieval and Transplantation. The one hour session was extremely enlightening and Dr. Vasanth Shenoy well focused on the Cadaver Organ Transplantation and Living Organ Transplantation. The statistics he projected was extremely thought provoking. The number of people struggling with organ-health issues are increasing at an alarming rate and the amount of donors are reducing day by day. This is a scaring scenario which needs to be corrected for human and social welfare. He urged students to realize their major role in building up a positive society where, a person can well evaluate the need of suffering fellow beings. A few newspaper articles were also included in the presentation, and it was an inspiration for the entire community. Application forms for organ donation were also distributed in the function. The programme was extremely beneficial for the students as well as teachers to clarify the misconceptions about Organ Donation.

5. Blood Donation Camp

The Ashwas Centre of Albertian Institute of Science and Technology in association with Regional Blood Transfusion Centre, Aluva, organized a voluntary Blood donation camp in the college premises on 4th March 2014. The team from blood bank comprised of six members including medical officer, counsellor and technicians. It began at around 10:30 am and continued up to 1:30 pm, with a steady stream of donors throughout. A thorough medical check-up of donors were done before donation. The students of AISAT happily came forward for this selfless service.

6. AISAT Day with the Message of Organ and Blood Donation

Albertian institute of science and technology celebrated institute day with all characteristic pomp, upholding the message of organ and blood donation on 8th march 2014. The function began at 10 a.m., with Mr. Kochouseph Chittilappilly, Chairman,V-Guard Industries Ltd. as the Chief Guest. His Grace Most Rev. Dr. Alex Vadakumthala, bishop of Kannur diocese Presided over the function. Rev. Fr. Alex Kurishuparambil, Associate Manager, AISAT, then handed over the organ donation consent of Albertians, to the honorable Chief Guest, Mr. Kochouseph Chittilappilly. As the Chief Guest held sway over the audience, he could prove that it is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen. He congratulated each and every one who willingly gave their consent for organ donation. His Grace Most Rev. Dr. Alex Vadakumthala assured that the students will cherish evergreen memories about their college life whenever they think about this evergreen temple of wisdom. The academic toppers, cultural winners and other students who made significant contributions to the Institution ascended the stage to receive the prizes, there was a thunderous applause that reverberated around the hall. Rev Dr Clement Valluvassery, manager AISAT , Prof Dr KE George Principal AISAT, Prof Dr. Babu T Jose Director AISAT and student union member Mr Anenas Lawrence shared their words in the function. A few days before the AISAT Ashwas club organized a blood donation camp and the Albertians actively participated in the same. In the colourful show, students brought to limelight, their creative and artistic talents

7. Visit to Marian Sneha Bhavan

Third semester students of Department of Civil Engineering along with four faculties visited Marian Sneha Bhavan, Mamangalam, Cochin on 1st July 2015. The initiative of Rev. Fr. Alex Kurisuparambil, Associate Manager, AISAT and Assistant Professor Veena V. was a successful charity work of Dept. of Civil Engineering and brought a day different in the life of each student. Students got an opportunity to interact with differently abled young and aged people and could bring smile on their faces by singing and playing along with them.
It was a whole new experience for the students which helped them find their inner God. This act of charity helped in enhancing their morals and they experienced a different world. The student representative Mr. Alan Christy Joshy handed over the money collected from students and faculties of Dept. of Civil Engineering

8. Free Eye Camp 2015

In connection with the celebration of AISAT DAY ’15, inauguration of free eye camp was done on 20thMarch 2015 by Padmasree Chevalier Dr. Tony Fernandez in presence of his Excellency Rev. Dr. Joseph Kariyil, Bishop of Cochin, Manager Rev. Dr. Clement Valluvassery, Director Prof. Dr. Babu T. Jose, Principal Prof. Dr. K.E. George delivered speeches on this occasion

9. AISAT Blood Book

Ashwas Centre – NSS technical cell, AISAT has been involving in several humanitarian activities across the region. NSS, AISAT came with a noble gesture of releasing AISAT BLOOD BOOK – “DONATE BLOOD, SAVE LIFE”. The blood book includes the blood groups and contact details of all members of AISAT.

10. Clothe the poor

Students under the guidance of Ashwas Centre – NSS technical cell AISAT collected cloth materials from the faculty and students of AISAT. All involved while heartedly cooperated and contributed to this humble event. The cloth materials were distributed to St. Joseph Hostel Koonamaavu.

11. Visit to St. Joseph’s Boys Home

NSS Unit and AISAT ASHWAS center jointly organized educational kit distribution ceremony at St. Joseph’s Boys Home, Koonammavu on 30th May 2015.

12. Special Camp

The first Ashwas Centre – NSS special Camp of seven days was held on 16th December 2015. 50 NSS volunteers participated in this seven day camp. Camp was conducted in Moolampilly of Kadamakudy grama-panchayat. Pre-orientation class was given by Dr. P.X. Joseph; Professor ASH Department.The Camp was flagged off from the AISAT Technical Campus by Mr. Majo Davis NSS Programme officer AISAT. Mr. Tiju Baby and Ms. Sreelekha K. V accompanied the students in the camp

13. Blood Donation Camp

Ashwas Centre in association with NSS Technical cell AISAT and Rotary Club of Cochin Queen City in association with IMA Ernakulum conducted a blood donation camp on 10th september 2015 in AISAT campus.

14. Helping Chennai

Ashwas Centre of AISAT coordinated “helping Chennai” by providing fund for those victims of heavy flood in Chennai. With the kind cooperation of all the AISAT family members we were able to collect a sum of Rs. 16000. The amount has been remitted to chennai flood helping account of vice Chancellor of MG University on 8th December 2015.

15. Ashwas Bhavan

The objective of Ashwas Bhavan is to provide home for homeless. The foundation stone of the AISAT Ashwas Bhavan was blessed by The Archbishop His Grace Most Rev Dr. Francis Kallarackal– during AISAT DAY on 11th March 2016.The Ashwas Centre started its journey with a plan by building a home for a homeless AISAT family member and the work is in progress.

16. Blood Donation Camp

Albertian Institute of Science and Technology, Kalamassery conducted Blood Donation Camp at the AISAT Technical Campus in association with the Lourdes Hospital, Ernakulam on 22 April 2016. The Camp was Organized by NSS Unit and Ashwas Centre Club of the college. The blood donation camp was inaugurated by Ms. Veemol Varghese, Ward Councellor. Vice Principal Prof. Vincent K John welcomed the gathering. Rev. Dr. Clement Valluvassery, Former Manager, AISAT presided the function. Sr. Josna, Blood Bank Coordinator, Lourdes hospital felicitated the gathering. Former Associate Manager Fr. Alex Kurishuparambil Initiated the Process of blood donation by donating his blood. Many Volunteers including Staff and Students Voluntarily donated their blood for a good cause.