A joint initiative of Pallium India and Prathidhwani
As a fund-raising exercise for Kuttikoottam 2018 (summer camp for children who are provided educational support by Pallium India) which is to be held from April 19 to 21, Pallium India organized a food festival at “Bhavani” in Technopark, Trivandrum. This was supported by “Prathidhwani”, the social service club of employees of various organizations in Technopark. This was an initiative by volunteers of Pallium India who prepared the food in their homes and also catered the same at the venue.
The festival opened at 10 a.m. with a trickle of visitors that kept increasing and peaked at 1 p.m. On display were 18 mouth-watering meal items, 9 snacks items, 5 juice items and 4 payasams that delighted not only Malayalis but also non-Malayalis. Our only regret is that our limitations on sourcing larger volumes of food left a few of our visitors disappointed. To them, our sincere apologies.
The festival ended at 2 p.m. and was a grand success. Thanks to the sensitized crowd of young techies who came in droves to help this great cause, we raised ₹65,000. We would also like to thank Prathidhwani, without whose support this event would not have taken place.
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As a part of international social work month celebration, the psycho-social team of Pallium India conducted a virtual session for social workers across the country, based on the theme “Enhancing Dignity in Palliative Care through Integration of Social Work values”. 15 social workers from different states joined in via Zoom, and all of them participated actively.
This is the first ever virtual session in the country on Palliative Care social work. We look forward to continuing this as a platform for empowering social workers national level, form networks and to raise awareness on palliative care.
Dr Karen Kayser from Kent School of Social Work, Ms Hee Lee from School of social work, University of Alabama, and Dr Vidubala from Adyar Cancer Institute visited Pallium India and had an interactive session with the social work team and other clinical staff.
They shared their experiences and valuable insights on how they incorporate research in oncology by respecting people’s dignity, and giving voice to patients and families. They are keenly interested to collaborate with Pallium India’s psycho-social team through a training project on doing research in psycho-social aspects of palliative care.
We are grateful for their visit and look forward to working with them.
Some people and some initiatives bring you strength, when you need it most. Under Dr Suresh Reddy’s leadership, Indo-American Cancer Association (IACA) took it on themselves to support educational initiatives in palliative care in India. They worked on the curriculum, made it more robust, particularly strengthening the evaluation, and raised funds to support scholarships for palliative care champions from all over the country to participate in educational programs in several locations in India. The poster reporting it won an award at the annual conference of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) in Boston, on March 17, 2018.
Congratulations, Dr Suresh Reddy and team. Pallium India is proud to partner with you.