VOSARD team members initiated a cleaning campaign at flood-hit areas & removed plastic wastes weighing nearly a tone, from marginal land holdings. The teams intends to make similar efforts in the remaining areas as well, in coming weeks.
VOSARD community gathering has been conducted. The Function was blessed by the presence of various important personalities in the society and inaugurated by Mr Joice George, MP. We celebrated together with around 1000 people.
On the 21st of March 2017, VOSARD has received another honor for our committed work for the marginalised and less privileged people. The honor was given by K Chittilappilly Foundation, for Excellence in Social Service.
On the 19th of October 2016 we inaugurated our new regional Office in Kattappana. The Building was blessed by Mar Mathew Arackal, bishop of Kanjarappilly and inaugurated by Mr Joice George, MP. We celebrated together with around 2000 people.
The world senior citizens day was observed on October 1, 2021 at Idukki by VOSARD. The elderly members from Chakkupallom, Vandanmedu, Kattappana, Erattayar, Kamakshy, Kanjikuzhy and Kanchiyar participated in the celebration.
With the support of MISEREOR, Germany 420 poor and marginalized elderly people in Idukki districr were supported with nutrition supplements .
With the support of many humanitarian organisations and Habitat India 530 families were supported with immediate nutrition support in corporation with VOSARD.
The KKS project at Kanchiyar conducted various competitions during Independance day and Onam Celebration and the winners were awarded with shields and prizes.
VOSARD completed its 23rd years of touching lives and walking with the poor in various areas in Idukki district.
VOSARD in asociation with Swtzerland Malayalee association and Rajagiri Outreach Social Service distributed Rs. 300,000 (Three Lakh) to 21 children from Idukki District studiying for Professional Courses.
Annual Day of JWDS, KWDS and AWDS clusters under "Holistic Development of Marginalized families in Kanchiyar Panchayat" Under KKS is Celebrated on 20-12-2021 at Women's Cultural Centre, Kanchiyar, Idukki District Panchayat President Mr. Giji K Philip Inagurated the Function and Many women and Children participated in the cultural activities and meeting.
As part of making Kanchiyar panchayat first child friendly panchayat in idukki district, Child PRoteciton Committes are formed in every wards. and this CPC is inagurated by Honorable Minister Roshi Augustine.
VOSARD under the project MISEREOR, for care and support for elderly in Idukki District, Kerala, distributed Nutrition kit to 50 Elderly in Kanchiyar Panchayat.
In association with Childline Idukki awareness classes on child marriage was conducted by collab office, Kattappana and subcentre Kumily in various parts of Idukki District, Kerala. total number of 2310 beneficiaries were covered including students, SHG members, Auto/Taxi dirvers, and general public.
In association with KKS project at Kanchiyar one day parents and teachers trainings were conducted at Kattappana for 30 members. dr. Jose antony presided over the functionan d Mrs. Leelamma Baby, the Community counsellor conduted the training session.
VOSARD in corporation with CHILDLINE IDUKKI conducted one day awareness session for teenagers on child rights and POCSO act in Kumily panchayat. 45 children participated in the session and childline coordinator Mr. Jose Vadakkel provided classs to the children.
Under the project on Care and support for elderly in Idukki district, Kerala, 100 walking sticks were distributed to elderly in Kanjikuzhy, Erattayar, Kamakshi, Kanchiyar, and Vandanmedu panchayats.
One day summer camp was conducted for children aged 10 - 18 in 5 panchayats of idukki district and 695 children participated in the Camps.
School awareness programmes were conducted at different schools in Kattappana and Kanchiyar panchayats promoting child friendly environment and children were oriented on sex education and POCSO act. Total 6 schools were covered and orientation given to 1620 children, teachers and parents.
In coopertaion with Sameeksha Samskarika Vedhi, and Friends of Kattappana Onam was celebrated. 1000 SHG members of VOSARD and various other humanitarian organizations, Schools and College students participated during the procession conducted at Kattappana, Idukki District, Kerala.
The world senior citizens day was observed on October 1, 2022 at Idukki by VOSARD. The elderly members from Chakkupallom, Vandanmedu, Kattappana, Erattayar, Kamakshy, Kanjikuzhy and Kanchiyar participated in the celebration .
VOSARD celebrated the begining of its silver jubilee on 28th of October 2022 at Regional Office Kattappana. Rev. Dr. Geore Edayaditil CMI )(Provincial, St. Joseph's Province Kottayam), Fr. Jossey Thamarasrity CMI (VG, CMI Generalate), Fr. Josekutty Ikkaraparambil CMI (VG St. Joseph's Province Kottayam), Mr. Giji K Philip (Idukki District Panchayat President), Dr. S Ramakrishnan (Exicu. Director DISHA Trust), Mr. L Lobidas ( Exicu. Director ODA, Triichi) and other eminent personalitites from political and other social service sectors participated in the Silver Jubillee Inaguration Session.
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VOSARD (Voluntary Organization for Social Action and Rural Development) was established in 1998 with the aim of transforming the lives of the poor, marginalized and the under-privileged groups in the most backward and remote hilly areas of Idukki District in the state of Kerala (India).