KESS has been assertive in upholding child rights especially the education of children under distress. Children in extreme poverty, infected or affected by chronic illness, natural disasters or even dysfunctional families are given an extra care and support under the Student Education Promotion Program of KESS [SEPPOK].
Prior to the start of the new school year, 2000 children, including the beneficiaries of HIV/Cancer projects as well as the staff were given blessings through the vidyarambam ceremony, where prayers and blessings are implored from elders, teachers and parents. Education kits comprising of notebooks, stationery, uniforms and umbrellas were also distributed to the school going students.
The students in the high school and higher secondary classes were provided career guidance by several veterans, giving students an opportunity to understand the working standards of different occupations and to strive to achieve them.
Sessions on child abuse, emotional maturity, child rights, holistic development etc were provided to school students so that they are armed with the right information and develop into valuable assets of tomorrow. Contemporary issues faced by today's generation such as media abuse, technology addiction etc were tackled through sessions by veterans in the field
Schools and students demanding counselling services are provided weekly counseling sessions by our in house psychologist. An orientation on counseling and its benefits are provided initially and students who require the intervention were provided the service.
In preparation to the upcoming final school examinations, KESS conducts exam guidance and motivation sessions tackling topics on stress relieving techniques, positive thinking, and tips to prepare for exams in the best possible manner.
This programme aims to empower the children to dream bigger and strive for maximum potential. Children, who show great prospects, are selected for the dream building programme. They are given exposure visitis to major institutions and the opportunity to meet successful personalities in the corporative world.
Students are given coaching and training about attending Public Service Commission examination. Guidance books are also distributed for this purpose. Students need to be prepared for such competitive exams which expose them to government job opportunities
Initiated in 2006 under the Rajiv Gandhi National Creche Scheme for Children of Working mothers and presently under the Social Welfare Board; KESS has been coordinating the functioning of 5 creches in Thrissur, associated with congregations. In Ponnukkara, Meladoor, Puthur, Thoombakodu and Punnamparambu, 30-40 children within the age group of 0- 6 attend these crèches. A teacher and a helper, develop and coordinate various programmes to educate and promote proper growth and development of each child. The creches are a blessing for working mothers and a stepping stone of value education for tiny tots of those regions. Nutritional food items are also distributed daily along with holistic learning.