Do not fear, for I am with you,
do not be afraid, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my victorious right hand

– Isaiah 41:10



Services to the Society

Fatima College Extension Programme was introduced during the academic year 2006-2007. In year 2010 – 2011 it has become a mandatory for all the III U.G Students, with a view to make the students experience and express concern for the society, especially the poor and the needy. The activities are streamlined and focused on women, children and youth covering health, literacy, women empowerment, environmental awareness and other concerns of our times.

VISION

To make the students socially responsible citizens who are sensitive to the needs of disadvantaged sections.

MISSION

To create a society with committed youth to promote holistic sustainable development of rural people.

GOAL

We, the fatimites work to bring about education, social, economic empowerment in the neighborhood communities for a sustainable and positive change.

OBJECTIVES

To sensitize the students to the living conditions of the rural people who are around them.

To help the students to realize their social responsibility towards the society and assists to implement their class room learning to find suitable solution to societal problems.

To conscientize the community about their situations and help them to bring about attitudinal changes in them.

To learn from the rural community (Society) to make the curriculum of the college relevant to the needs of the country.

To bring about attitudinal changes in the students and help them to have concern for their fellow human being.

To make use of the resourcefulness of faculty and students to work for the holistic development of village.

To make the students aware of their inner strength and help them to feel a sense of pride in what they could do to others.

To enable villagers to engage in suitable employment and increase their GDP.

To find out the issues of the villagers by carrying out research in the respective villages.

TARGET GROUPS:

School going children & School dropouts.

Women in general, widows and deserted women in particular.

Youth (formation of Sports club) and Skill training.

Elders (Availing Government Schemes).

The differently abled (Availing Government Schemes).

Men (Organic farming and Rural artisans).

 

UNNAT BHARAT ABHIYAN  2.0 

 

Unnat Bharat Abiyan is a flagship programme of the Ministry of Human Resource Development with the intention to enrich Rural India. Fatima College is one of the Participating Institution under UBA- 2.0 selected in a challenge mode based on our past contribution to societal development.

As per requirement, our institution identified 5 villages namely Thirumal Natham, Nedungulam, Vadugapatti, Ambalathadi and Kondayampatti in consultation with the District Collector and have built good rapport with people. So far we have conducted Participatory Rural Appraisal and formed stake holders committee in each villages. Village survey and house hold survey has been carried out and uploaded in UBA Portal.

Faculty and Students have participated in Gram Sabha meets and addressed local issues and have under taken various activities to find solution to those problems in collaboration with villages.

Village Development Plan was prepared with Stake Holders of the respective villages. Regular activities such as Tutoring, Swachatha Activities, Jal Sakthi activates, environmental protection activities and skill trainings are carried out on a regular rhythm. Initially during the year 2018-2019 Our Institution received Rs.50000/- as seed money to carry out survey related activities.

 

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

 

UBA Perennial Award

Best Social Forum Award (National Level) conferred by Dr. Abdul Kalam Educational Trust, Chennai on Mar. 15, 2017.

Appreciating the services of Fatima College the Govt. has included the article and pictures of Fatima College in the UBA Website in Oct. 2019.

https://unnatbharatabhiyan.gov.in/blog/index.php/woman-empowerment-to-uplift-the-society-and-bring-a-change-in-the-village/

 

AREA COVERED (16 VILLAGES) 

UBA VILLAGES :

1.

Kondayampatti

2.

Thirumal Natham

3.

Nedungulam

4.

Vadugapatti

5.

Ambalathadi

OTHER VILLAGES:

1.

Sambakulam

2.

Thanichiyam

3.

C.Pudur

4.

Thiruvedagam

5.

Thandalai

6.

Achampatti

7.

Ayyanthenkarai

8.

Maniyangi

9.

Andipatti

10.

Ayyankottai

11.

Kattakulam

FATIMA PRAXIS

Building rapports (Visit houses, Schools, balwadies, primary health centre in the village, interact with community leaders and SHG leaders, leaders of political party and ward members and NGOs).

Forming stakeholders group ( Panchayat leaders, VAOs, School Teachers, Women group leaders, Village Youth, Elders and differently abled etc.,)

Collect Village survey and household survey.

Apply Participatory Rural Appraisal Techniques in order to make the people aware of their village structure and available resources.

Reflecting together ( the students in each place will participate in Gram sabha Meetings and  reflect among themselves  involving village stakeholders on the issues related to their specific place while continuing their rapport with people. Then prioritize the issues and learn to analyze them in the light of their creativity and intelligence).

Identify key problems in the following areas (Education, Health and Sanitation, Environment, Waste Management, organic farming, rural artisans, skill development etc.)

Identifying and creating networks (students should know about the resources in the community such as community hall, libraries, balwadi centers, tuition centers, and population details. Tell the students about the importance of networking with Government and non Government Organizations to address the needs of the people.

Net work can be with District administration, Panchayats, NGO, corporation, industrialist, philanthropist, ICDS, PHCs and Department of social defense, TamilNadu. Social welfare board, lions club, rotary club, Sarva Siksha Abiyan etc.

Strategizing intervention (Education – street play, puppet show, community meeting, video show, and awareness programme. Health and hygiene: Rally, community cleaning, leaflet distribution, awareness programme, medical camps. Environment: sapling plantation, awareness programme on eco- friendly activities  etc., Skill Development for promoting self employment and entrepreneurial skill  to  women, Adult and Men).

Mobilising resources: Look for resources from District administration, corporate companies and donors. Look for appropriate partner to collaborate with them in the issue. Also get in touch with people who are already involved in such issues.

Prepare Village Development plan and submit to district collector to include in to district development plan.

Find solution (Sustainable in nature) to Key problems identified and Submit report.

Evaluation and follow up to be carried out by faculty.

AREA OF INTERVENTION:

1.

Education – Achieving 100% result

2.

Health and Sanitation – Achieving health

3.

Skill development

4.

Organic farming and rural artisans

5.

Youth – Sports Club, film making and skill training

6.

Solid waste management, plastic free village and E-enabling

7.

Renewable energy resources

OUTCOMES:

Students gain full knowledge of rural people and their condition.

Develop analytical skill and use their innovative and creative ideas to find suitable solutions to the problems.

Grow in a sense of Social responsibility.

Matching class room learning and field learning.

Improved living conditions of rural people.

NETWORKING AND COLLABORATION: 

District Administration, Panchayat Raj Institutions, Primary Health Centers, and Respective Schools, Corporate institutions, NGOs and Village people.

GRAM SABHA MEET 15.08.2019

     Report of Gram Sabha Meet    

     Video of Gram Sabha Meet    

COMMITTEE: 

1.    Dr. Sr. G. Celine Sahaya Mary
Principal
: Chairperson
2.    Dr. Sr. Bindu Antony
Vice-Principal – I (Shift – I)
: Member
3.    Dr. Sr. J. Arul Mary
Vice-Principal – I (Shift-II)
: Member
4.    Sr. Arul Vinnarasi
Coordinator, WEAT
: Coordinator
5.    Dr. C. Prasanna Devi
Asst. Prof. of Mathematics (Shift – I)
: Asst. Coordinator (Shift – I)
6.    Dr. S. R. Poongodi
Asst. Prof. of Tamil (Shift – II)
 : Asst. Coordinator (Shift – II)
7.    Dr. B. Vinosha
Asst. Prof. of Chemistry
: Member
8.    Dr. J. Susai Jesintha Mercy
Asst. Prof. of Tamil
: Member
9.    Dr. M. Nageshwari
Asst. Prof. of History
: Member
10.    Ms. M. Priya
Asst. Prof. of Commerce with CA
: Member

 

  • Vision Statement

    To empower young women through faith formation and value-based education for societal equality, harmony and care for our common home.