ST. GREGORIOS DAYABHAVAN , WHO WE ARE
Through untiring efforts and service commitment, our institution strives to rekindle young aspirations and make them come alive. It battles constantly against discrimination and stigma, methodically steers health campaigns and awareness programs in remote villages and areas seeking social inclusiveness and economic opportunities for the less privileged. St. Gregorios Dayabhavan is an initiative of the Malankara Orthodox Mission Board and was established in 2003 by (Late Lamented) HG Dr. Geevarghese Mar Osthathios. The institution aims to battle against pandemics such as the HIV/AIDS and TB by promoting equitable access to quality prevention, comprehensive treatment, care, support and rehabilitation services to all those living with or at risk of infection. As a new initiative, this campaign is extended to Kidney diseases. Dayabhavan supports the poor and disadvantaged children with formative and professional education in an effort to ameliorate their social standing and enabling them for quality lives. The Mission Board is headed by its President, HG Dr. Yuhanon Mar Chrysostomos.
MISSION & VISION
To holistically extend care & support to the HIV/AIDS infected and affected, thereby increasing their confidence to lead an independent and secure life.
Ensuring the quality of life of the HIV/AIDS affected and infected through continuous rehabilitation, education and providing economic opportunities.
OUR CORE VALUES
Building institutions upon pillars of Love, Compassion, Care and Commitment.
- Enable people living with HIV (PLHIV) to adapt and cope with a better and joyful life
- Fulfil physical as well as psychological needs of PLHIV
- Provide care and support to HIV affected as well as infected children
- Enable healthy children of HIV/AIDS infected parents to lead a better standard of life
- Impart sex education and capacity building programs
- Advocate awareness on HIV/AIDS & hygiene in schools, colleges and community level
- Network with NGO‘s to extend and improve the quality of work
OUR GenesisIt may be the will of God that Orthodox Mission Board should take a step forward to help the victims of HIV/ AIDS. It was in this perspective that the Mission Board of Orthodox Church decided to begin a rehabilitation centre for HIV/AIDS affected children on Nov 8, 2002.
President: HG Dr. Yuhanon Mar Chrysostomos
Co-President: HG Dr. Yuhanon Mar Thevodoros
Vice President: HG Dr. Abraham Mar Seraphim
Director: Very Rev. K.I. Philip Ramban
Secretary: Fr. Jinesh K. Varkey
Treasurer: Mr. Sathyan Parakadavil
Internal Auditor: Mr. N.M. Achenkunju
Technical Consultant: Mr. G. Joy
Advisor and Auditor: Mr. K. Reny Philip
Public Relations Officer: Dr. Saji Salkalachen