Friday 20 February 2015

Report on Visit to Holistic Care Centre, Sumannahalli, Bangalore

On 14th February 2015, around 2:30PM the faculty Dept. Computer Science & Engineering, CUFE visited Holistic Care (HIV/ AIDS) Centre, Sumannahalli, Bengaluru as a part of CSA activity. Faculty along with a few CSA volunteers spent a quality time interacting with the patients over there. Provisions/ groceries, 34 fibre chairs and a cheque of Rs4000 was given as a contribution to the care centre. Prof. K Pradeep Kumar as the dept.’s CSA in charge coordinated with the overall activity.

The head of care centre introduced the HIV/ AIDS patients to faculty and there was an interaction session happened for half an hour. After which care centre head Fr. Jojy gave a presentation on the history of care centre, about the CMF congregation as well as information on HIV/AIDS and foster families. Prof. Glady added to the same and explained his relationship with Fr. Jojy and other service activities. Prof. Balachandran, HOD, dept. of CSE gave his talk on the experience he had visiting the holistic care centre and encouraged the faculty, students to support on all future endeavours of CSA.

At the end, an 8 year old girl named Renuka gave a dance performance which was well appreciated by the crowd. CSA volunteer named Raveena also performed singing pleasant songs. Without a shadow of a doubt, it was a rewarding experience. It was deeply touching to see the resilience of the people at the care centre, even with problems was able to cheer, laugh and dance.


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