Ashakiranam Cancer care program Changanacherry is a joint venture of CHASS and Caritas India for the prevention and mitigation of Cancer and other lifestyle diseases.
This is a project specially designed to create a healthy surrounding by promoting herbal gardening and promotion of home remedies and alternative lifestyle for fighting against lifestyle diseases. Under this project CHASS promoted Herbal gardening in one lakh households in its operational area in collaboration with Eco-green Herbal Mission Society. The official inauguration of the project was conducted on 17th September at CHASS conference hall which was inaugurated by V. Rev. Fr. Joseph Vaniapurackal in the presence of Fr. Joseph Kalarickal, Director CHASS and Mr. Jose Puthuppally, Program Director CHASS. Prof. D. Suresh Babu delivered the Keynote address.
Regional and unit level awareness programs were organized in order to disseminate the idea to the grassroots.
CHASS Asakiranam Expo -2019 was organised at Pulincunnoo in collaboration with Pulincunnoo region during 12, 13,& 14 December, 2019. Awareness seminars, skill training programs, medical camps, cataracts detection camps, cancer detection camps, house visits, cultural events, agriculture expo, khadi expo, food fest, display and sale of waste disposal devices, water purifiers, vegetables, agriculture nursery, layer chickens, ducklings , etc were the major events.
Cancer awareness programs were conducted for SHG members in Champakulam on 22nd July and Narbonapuram on 2nd August.
Conducted capacity building training for the resource team members of Asakiranam program on 13th December 2019 at CHASS conference hall. Sr. Christy SH, Coordinator Asakiranam program Caritas India and Ms. Bindhu Thomas, Coordinator Asakiranam program CHASS led the sessions.
CHASS organised a get together of the cancer patients and patients cured from cancer disease at Changanacherry on 12th December 2019. Bishop Mar Thomas