On 22nd June 2018, Dr. Hemal Kanvinde (Quality Assurance Officer), Mr. Ruban Victor (Program Manager), Mr. Siva Shankar (Helpline Executive) and Ms. Sharmila Palin (Intern) of MOHAN Foundation conducted an Angels of Change Volunteer Training Program for the students of Vijaya Educational Academy – School of Allied Health Sciences. 41 students and 2 staff of the college participated in the program.
The training focuses on training the participants in different aspects like Knowledge on Organ Donation, Transplantation process, how to create and conduct public awareness program on organ donation. Most of the training is to motivate the students to take up the noble cause.
The program started with introduction about MOHAN Foundation and the training program by Dr. Hemal. This was followed by a talk on Concepts of organ donation by Mr. Siva Shankar. The students were asked to read the stories of donors and shown a video of a heart recipient. They were asked to write a thank you note to the donor family.
Ms. Sharmila spoke about the how, when and why of reaching out to the public. Mr. Ruban Victor completed an activity based Protocol on the process of transplantation.
The participants were divided into five groups, events team, public speaking team, social media team and the survey team. Each team were trained and asked to do some tasks accordingly. All the teams were encouraged to present their works. The social media team made a short film to promote organ donation within their time span edited and presented it. The survey team collated their information, analysed and presented their survey results on a chart. The events teams, planned their events and presented their plans and the public awareness teams practiced their presentation on the participants.
To relax them, a workshop on Art & Painting session was conducted by Mrs. N. Shyamala Devi. She taught all the students how to use fabric painting to promote organ donation as well as for their own use. At last the program ended satisfactorily with giving prizes to the best letters written by the participants.