- Academic Support Program
Ability Aids has always championed the cause of education as every child’s right. Taking this vision a step forward, the Poonthura Academic Support Project (PASP) was launched in November 2015 to support the educational needs of children from Poonthura, a coastal hamlet located in the suburbs of Trivandrum. A very large number of children are dropping out of school because of poverty, lack of parental guidance and complete absence of motivation.
Under this project, the educational needs of the children are being addressed by providing them with monthly grant, school supplies, health checkups, life skill classes, counselling and career guidance. Every child also participates in an annual, residential summer camp.
- Skill Development
As part of promoting employment skills Ability Aids is helping a number of unemployed youth in Poonthura get training under the Employment through Skills, Training & Placement (EST&P) component of the National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM). Youth are given training in Business Process Outsourcing, Data Entry, Tally, Software Testing, Medical Records & Health Information Technician etc.
- Civic awareness
To make people active participants in the fabric of their community and beyond, regular civic awareness programs are carried out on socially relevant days in collaboration with civic bodies, corporate organizations, residence associations, schools, colleges and other voluntary organizations.
Campaigns for organ donation, blood donation, de addiction as well as participatory cleaning drives are regularly conducted. Seminars and other programs to engage and educate the community are conducted on days of national and international importance