We strive for the integral liberation of women through life oriented education,
transforming the student to be responsible citizens who respond proactively to
the global challenges with courage and commitment, build a just social order,
and be stewards of this universe.
- The Extension activity Harnessing Optimism and Potential through Education ‘HOPE’ for providing education and opportunities to the weak and socially disadvantaged to help them lead empowered and fulfilling lives, was initiated by the institution in 2015. It is meant to cater to the needs of the children at Government children’s Home (Girls) , Kakanad, Ernakulam, a rehabilitation center for children (girls) in need of care and protection. Prior sanction from the District collector is sought and in consultation with the authorities of the Home, the programme for the year is chalked out. The
programme is undertaken to engage the students of the Children’s Home fruitfully during the vacation helping them in their academics as well as helping to develop to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that are applicable in real-world contexts. The objective of the practices are in tune with Sustainable Development Goal 4 which emphasizes on providing inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all. :-
i. To provide quality education and life skills training to girls at the Children’s Homeii. To provide safe, inclusive, and effective learning environments to the children of Govt. Childrens’ Home Kakanad by catering to their diverse needs.
iii. To help the children realize their immense potential of success and build self confidence in them.
iv. To utilize their abilities and resources to create a brighter future for all.
v. To develop teachers who are sensitive to social issues and work for empowering the weaker sections of society for a sustainable future.
A 10 days programme was scheduled for the children at Children’s home Kakanad from 18/04/2022 to 27/04/2022 in the Academic Year 2021-2022. The English, Malayalam and Mathematics Optional students of our college arranged classes to teach them the basic of the languages and Mathematics.
Play way, interactive, ICT integrated, Value integrated methods were used which was successful in creating and sustaining interest among the students and motivated them to learn. The students were also engaged in creative arts and were taught paper craft and Puppet making.
Due to the prevailing pandemic situation the number of days of the programme was reduced to 10 and to satisfy the needs of the girls at Children’s home was not possible. The fear of the pandemic prevented the student teachers form whole heartedly cooperating for the cause.
- ‘Jagaran’ means awakening is yet another extension programme initiated by the institution in 2017 and is in keeping with the Nasha Mukt Bharath Abhiyan launched by Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2020. It is a Drama based Drugs campaign enriched with interactive sessions like Music, Game, Quiz, and other activities that the children and youth can join which will popularize drug-free living. This programme is asimple, effective and a sincere initiative for awakening and empowering children and youth to choose a life without drugs. The play is based on a poem “laharikku Parayuvan ullathu” written by Sri K Ganesh, Senior Grade Civil Excise Officer, and Resource Person of ”Vimukthi”, a Govt. Project against Drug Abuse ,Excise Department, Malappuram. The
poem reveals the severity of drug abuse. The thoughtful ideas are communicated to the audience through the central characters “lahari” (evil), drug prevention agent (Divine Power) and also through the characters like women, children, adults and the youth using the drugs and its aftermath. The
length of the drama is 30 minutes duration including an interactive session. This package against Drug Abuse is a noble endeavour to educate the children and youth about the dangers of drugs and what havoc it can do to an individual .As we know, more and more people, are falling a prey to this social evil, specially the school going children and youth, so, we as teachers have a key role in the society to be educators against substance abuse.
The objective of the practices are:-
i.To save the youth from drug abuse
ii.To create a drug free society
iii.To increase the participation of school students and the youth in campaign against Drug abuse.
iv.To create a Nasha Mukt Bharath Programme
The International day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking Horizon 2021’ was commemorated via Google Meet on 26th June 2021 from 12.00 PM to 1.00 PM. Mr. Ashok Kumar T.A, Deputy Excise Commissioner in Ernakulam was the resource person. A total of 100 participants took part in the virtual programme. Apart from the faculty members and student teachers of St. Joseph College of
Teacher Education for Women, Ernakulam, the programme had the esteemed presence of Ms. Noel Rose, headmistress and other faculty members of St. Ann’s Public School in Cherthala, Mr.Naveen Joseph Pudussery and Ms. Annie, the faculty members of Vocational Higher Secondary School in North Edappallyand Dr. Reshmi G, faculty member from GHSS in North Edappally. It generated
awareness among the participant regarding the challenges as a result of drug abuse and its adverse effects on the nation
Barriers / Challenges
Due to the prevailing pandemic situation offline programmes, street plays could not be organized this year.