Udupi, Feb 7: MSW programme students from Prasanna School of Public Health, MAHE successfully completed rural camp in Palakkad, Kerala partnering with Peoples Service Society of Palakkad. The five days camp included visits to various organisations and institutions namely Jan Shikshan Sansthan vocational training programme (an undertaking of GOI), Malampuzha Providence Home, Kripa Sadan home for aged, Government Tribal Special hospital at Attapadi, Akathethara Panchayat and Rural Public Health Centre.
The rural camp was attended by 27 MSW students and 10 Global Health students from Maastricht University, The Netherlands. The students created awareness programme on ‘good touch and bad touch’ among primary students in Government School of Ummini, Palakkad and also spread the negative effects of use of tobacco products on family and society in an ‘Anti- Tobacco Campaign’ through cultural forms of street play and mime collaborating with Palakkad Police.
The Rural camp was inaugurated by Sunitha Ananthakrishnan, president Gram Panchyath, Akathethara, Fr Mathew Vazhayil – director, Yuvakshetra Institute of Management Studies Palakkad was the chief guest. Fr Joseph Justine director, PSSP, Ida Dsouza and Alric Dsouza faculty, MSW programme, PSPH, MAHE were mentors during the rural camp.