National Service Scheme Unit of Focus Institute of Science & Technology Poomala, under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports Govt. of India started the unit during the year 2015 involving 60 students from various departments with the intention of developing their personality through community service. In the year 2016 more students joined the scheme inspired by the activities conducted by the NSS volunteers. Today, our NSS unit has more than 150 student volunteers. The selfless service to the society by our NSS volunteers has widely impressed the people of Poomala Panchayat.
As a startup, various activities like blood donation camps, distribution of saplings, drug and traffic awareness programs were conducted with an objective to develop a sense of social and civic responsibility to the students. More activities will be included in the upcoming years where the students will be able to identify the needs & problems of the community and find practical solutions for the same.
A seven day special camp was conducted during the month of March 2017 which provided a helping hand for the Medical College, Thrissur in the renovation of their various wards. The camp also included various awareness programs which help in inculcating the capacity to handle emergency situation and hence develop leadership qualities among the volunteers.