The Social Welfare Committee
The Social Welfare Committee (SWC) is the philanthropic wing of the Student Council of Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal. It currently has 26 members, and though the faces have changed over the years, the committee remains true to its objective to aid the less fortunate.
Its fundraisers range from displaying creative and culinary items to making greeting cards, clocks, candles, bags, and fudges at ART MART; to successfully hosting Manipal’s sports extravaganza, “Sportz Quake” with a whopping 222 teams.
The KMC food festival ‘FLAVA’ and Rock Show ‘SHADJA’ are other initiatives, as is selling customized KMC umbrellas.
The following projects were launched on 14 November 2013:
- “Samsriti” - Girl Child Welfare Fund
- “Udaan” - Scholarship Program for the underprivileged students
- “Manipal Arogya Suraksha” - Health Insurance Scheme for slum dwellers at Manipal.
With the establishment of the Girl Child Welfare Fund, “Samsriti” (Sanskrit for life) - a corpus fund of INR 3 lakh, formed by our contribution of INR 1.5 lakh and the University’s matching contribution, the girl child will be empowered with healthcare and education in the years to come.
“Udaan” (flight) is a scholarship program that sponsors higher secondary education of two or more students of a nearby government school, every year. SWC hopes to extend this scheme to other deserving schools in the future.