Corporate Social Responsibility
I. Community Based Mental Health Care in the Coastal Areas of Alappuzha: MEHAC
The Board of Directors of KSCADC resolved to spend up to Rs 3.50 lakhs in FY 2014-15 towards CSR assistance to Mental Health Care and Research Foundation. This provision is for the purchase of medicines for the 'Community Based Mental Health Care in the Coastal Areas of Alappuzha,' a project run by MEHAC.
Main objectives of the project are,
- Ensure free mental health care and treatment to the people with poor economic back ground by establishing community-psychiatric clinics through the LSGIs, volunteers, organisations etc.
- Provide psychiatric treatment through home care visits of patients who are from remote areas.
- Mainstreaming the target groups to the frontline of the society.
- Improving the awareness of the general public about the need and importance of proper psychiatric care and to reduce the stigma related to mental illness.
The project area spreads over Punnapra, Chettikadu, Mararikulam, Arthungal, Azeekkal, Andhakaranazhi, Mannancherry, Thrikunnapuzha and Kanjikuzhi.
Mental Health Care and Research Foundation (MEHAC) is an organisation registered as a charitable trust with the objective of advancing public health initiatives in mental health care with registered office at 6A/51 WEA, Karol Bagh, New Delhi, 110005 and Regional office at Saketh ,39/117 Karaikkamuri cross road, Ernakulam 11.
II. Adoption of a coastal youth football club in Thiruvananthapuram district: Kovalam Football Club
As part of the CSR initiative, the Board of Directors of KSCADC resolved to sponsor Kovalam Football Club, a coastal youth football club in Thiruvananthapuram district. The sponsorship will help the club procure world class equipments and accessories (boots, pads, jerseys, shin pads etc) of reputed brands for its players, impart better training, participate in more national & international level competitions etc.
The club members and officials will imprint the Corporate Logo and Motto of KSCADC on the jerseys they wear. They will ensure the visibility of the Corporation in national and international venues. The star players may also endorse KSCADC for the assistance and support rendered.
Kovalam Football Club has its registered office at 1/796, M3, Jai Nagar, Medical College P O, Trivandrum -11.
III. Training on Land & Water safety, First Aid and Life Saving
In any emergency caused by natural or unnatural disasters quick response and assistance will be vital to save lives. Simple acts of first aid may sometimes be the most important act that eventually saves a victims life.
The Corporation, under its CSR initiative, proposes to conduct life saving and rescue training to school and college students, other institutions and the public along with spreading message on its importance. The two agencies empanelled for this purpose are Life Saving Society of India and Rashtriya Life Saving Society (India).
Training in life saving techniques includes First Aid and Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) Training, Rookie Lifesaver training, Pool Lifeguard training, Beach Lifeguard training, Road Safety training etc.