UDAAN: Education Support to Underprivileged Students
PMI Kerala Chapter

As part of its UDAAN 2021 initiative, PMI Kerala Chapter has distributed smartphones to support the education of underprivileged school students who are currently learning from home.

The chapter distributed seven smartphones to needy students. Some of these children have family members under palliative care, while others are part of an orphanage, Anandanilayam, or a school in Krishnapuram. This program is funded by chapter members. The distribution of education kits is also underway.

This year too, the Kerala Chapter held an online student engagement program, Kuttikoottam, that was conducted along with Pallium India, for the children of terminally ill patients. As part of the program, students displayed their skills in various art forms and took part in interactive sessions. The program was conducted by the students who have been mentored under the PMIK-DISHA program.

UDAAN is a novel initiative started by PMI Kerala Chapter in 2019. Itcontributes to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (UNSDG) 10: Reduced Inequalities. It started with providing education kits to 237 children of terminally ill patients who are under palliative care and are supported by Pallium India.