The Principal, faculty & non-teaching staff of Shri Krishnaswamy College for Women, Anna Nagar, conducted a free health camp at Gracious Home, Anna Nagar, as part of their extension activities. This home was founded by Dr. Roseline in 2000 with 4 elders.
Gracious Home started the â€œ Malarum Pookalâ€ project in 2004 for children & today 4 such children are pursuing their studies in engineering.
In 2007, the Sumaithangi project was initiated to serve the HIV/AIDs patients, transgenders & sex workers. Medical camps & rehabilitation program aimed at life skill development for establishing economic independence is done by them on a periodical basis.
An awareness program for this group is the primary objective of this project & female children of sex workers are provided shelter to secure their future to dissuade them from joining the profession. Kadambam project is yet another initiative started in 2008 which provides counseling for prison inmates & police personnel by the college.
This home was identified by the college as their medical needs are not adequately answered. The Principal & Faculty of the college pooled in their resources & contributed liberally to donate a wheel chair, old clothes, medical kit etc which are the needs of the hour of the home. Dr.Jeshija Roy Festus, Medical Practitioner represented Fortis Malar Hospital & easily won the hearts of the faculty & inmates alike with her cheerful and approachable attitude that went a long way in making the camp successful.
Lions Club, Pasumpon, Chennai lent their philanthropic hand in the form of distribution of free medicine to the inmates for diseases covering common cold, viral fever, diabetes, anemia, hypertension, cardiac problems & gynecological disorders. The camp was organized by Dr. K.P.Malathi Shiri, Principal and the NSS coordinators of the college Dr.N.Girija & Ms. Chandrika. A special word of appreciation is due to Mr. Sivakumar of Gracious Home, who coordinated enthusiastically with the college authorities in ensuring the success of the health camp.