THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a unique initiative, the student volunteers of Vattiyoorkavu Government Vocational Higher Secondary School have introduced a register seeking to include the name and details of blood donors across the city. The programme was launched on Independence Day to serve as a different experience for the students and faculty of the school.
Currently, focusing on donors from Vattiyoorkavu alone, the school has an ambitious aim to collect particulars of around 1,000 interested people around the city. The programme is an initiative by the school’s NSS wing.
During the school’s Independence Day celebrations, K Muraleedharan MLA launched the programme by marking his name as the first entry in the blood donors’ register.
According to S V Ratheesh, school principal, the book is a 400-page-register which has columns for entering the donors’ name, age, blood group and contact number.
“We will be collecting as many entries as possible and then upload them online. Interested donors can also come forward to register online,” he said.
At present, the students have been putting a lot of effort, doing outdoor canvassing for the cause and noting down the details of interested donors around Vattiyoorkavu.
“We had been planning such an initiative for sometime now, because we were receiving a lot of inquiries at our NSS wing. Doing it in an elaborate manner would help save many lives,” Ratheesh added.
The school, along with six others, received recognition with a state-level award instituted by the National Service Scheme, for the best NSS wing. Abdhul Nizar was selected as the school’s best NSS coordinator.
The NSS activities of Vattiyoorkavu VHSS are now being led by Jeena K S, NSS programme officer of the school. Meanwhile, the former students of the school also gave away an audio system to the school.