STORIES OF HUMANITY

Go Green Initiative

Community Development & Support
Lives Impacted: N/A

Aster Volunteers from Aster MIMS Kottakkal and MILES distributed free cloth bags and tree saplings in 380 houses in ward number 12 at Kalpakanchery Panchayath with the help of students and Haritha sena. They also conducted an awareness class. The initiative aims to educate and spread awareness about the harmful effects of plastic on our planet and to provide sustainable options and lifestyles that help in building a greener tomorrow.   

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Green Santa: Toy collection and distribution

Child Health Initiatives
Lives Impacted: 2000+

The Green Santa initiative was a Christmas activity launched under our Green Choices platform. We put out a call for unused toys which could find new playmates. The activity received great participation from across 11 locations in UAE and resulted in 2,000+ toys being collected. With the unwavering support of our volunteers and our partner Human Appeal International, we made sure these toys all reached the homes of deserving children.

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Ecotales

Child Health Initiatives
Lives Impacted: N/A

Eco tales is a storytelling initiative to spread lasting awareness amongst school children on the need for preserving nature. And who better to listen to these than the custodian's of the future - the children.

Aster Volunteers & Greenstorm Foundation's Eco tales was kicked off by our chairman Dr Azad Moopen in a function at GVHSS Nadakkav Calicut in the presence of a large number of student volunteers and a host of other dignitaries. Hopefully, this initiative sets the wheels in motion for a green future we can all live in and cherish. 

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Mobile Medical Services launch in Kochi

Community Development & Support
Lives Impacted: 1

Continuing its commitment of bringing high-quality healthcare to underprivileged and underserved communities, Aster Volunteers launched Mobile Medical Services in Kochi, India. The initiative will serve populations subsisting on the margins who are not able to access healthcare for a variety of reasons. The programme will facilitate outreach to orphanages, destitute homes, government schools, anganwadis and migrant labour camps, bringing world-class medical care to those who need it the most.

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Noufels story

Others
Lives Impacted: NA

Noufel's dreams about the life he'd build came to a crashing halt when what seemed to be a minute body pain became much worse. At just 15 years of age, he was paralysed from the waist down.

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Moopen Institute for Local Empowerment (MILES)

Community Development & Support
Lives Impacted: NA

Moopen Institute for Local Empowerment (MILES) was the result of a lifelong dream of the founder of Aster DM Healthcare, Padma Shri. Dr. Azad Moopen - to help those who can't help themselves take

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MA Moopen School for Special Needs Excursion

Child Health Initiatives
Lives Impacted: NA

The students of M A Moopen school for Special Needs visited Kozhikode on a school excursion on Tuesday. With support from Aster Volunteers at MIMS, the beach visit was a roaring success. Many of them

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Unlocking the doors to healthcare access in Ethiopia

Medical & Wellness Camps
Lives Impacted: 1000

Aster Volunteers has launched and provided primary medical care to people living in remote areas of India, the UAE, and other parts of the world where citizens have challenges accessing medical facilities.

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Common Ground 2019

Community Development & Support
Lives Impacted: 476+

The common ground to celebrate inclusivity.

Aster Volunteers hosted Common Ground, an event that celebrates people of determination and their achievements.

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Healthy Kids Brighter Future

Community Development & Support
Lives Impacted: NA

A day dedicated to the ones who will design the future.

Healthy kids brighter future is an Aster Volunteers initiative that started on Children’s day 14 Nov, 2019. It

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Prince charming

Others
Lives Impacted: NA

An athlete acing the hurdles of life.

Prince was born without the ability to speak or hear. But that didn't stop him from being an athlete who travelled the country, and

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Rana leads by example!

Others
Lives Impacted: NA

Humanity thrives when we help each other.

Inspired by the work done by Aster Volunteers Rana decided to become a volunteer herself. And her decision inspired many others like

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Be Young at Heart Marathon

Community Development & Support
Lives Impacted: 9000+

Over 9000 people across 3 countries ran to the beat of a healthy heart at the Be Young at Heart Marathon

The world heart day 10 k run was flagged off officially at Zabeel

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Bucket Project

Community Development & Support
Lives Impacted: 350+

We never waste an opportunity to help.

Aster MIMS Trust has partnered with NIRAVU Vengeri to tackle the waste disposal problem in CDA Colony at Eranhipalam, Kozhikode.

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Ramesh Hospital sets a world record

Community Development & Support
Lives Impacted: 1020

1020 hearts immortalised in the Guinness Book of World Records.

One of Aster DM Healthcare's group hospital, Ramesh Hospitals, Vijayawada, is now in the Guinness

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Aster Homes

Community Development & Support
Lives Impacted: 1000+

As the people of Kerala got back on their feet, we rebuilt Kerala, starting with their homes. Aster Homes has helped rehabilitate or rebuild homes that were wholly or partially affected by the Kerala

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Water Dispensers for School Children

Child Health Initiatives,Community Development & Support
Lives Impacted: NA

Healthy hydration for tomorrow changemakers.

Aster Volunteers along with MIMS Charitable Trust installed 2 purified water dispensers in Himayathul Islam School. The students who have been

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Water bottle distribution

Community Development & Support
Lives Impacted: 30,000

Aster Volunteers from Qatar along with Lalcares Mohanlal Fans Qatar Unit, Radio Suno 91.7 Malayalam FM, Radio Olive 106.3 Hindi FM and Ibin Ajyn Group distributed around 30000 drinking water bottles

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My India Healthy India 2019

Medical & Wellness Camps,Community Development & Support
Lives Impacted: 4749

For the 3rd year running, we conducted My India Healthy India, a campaign to liberate India from poor health. We conducted activities like the Water Warriors painting contest where 350 students from

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Drops of Hope

Medical & Wellness Camps,Community Development & Support
Lives Impacted: 1600

A persistent problem faced by the medical community is the reliable availability of safe blood at the hour of need. And to help do our part for this cause, this World Blood Donor Day, Aster Volunteers

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Earth Restore Initiative

Community Development & Support,Others
Lives Impacted: NA

Taking steps to protect our planet

For World Environment Day, our volunteers swung into action to protect the earth. Aster Prime Hospital held a Walkathon to clear the streets

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Iftar Food Distribution

Community Development & Support,Others
Lives Impacted: 3880+

Giving people the Iftar meal that they deserve

Humanity stepped in to feed the hungry this Ramadan season. Aster Volunteers organized an Iftar party at various old age homes

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Bag of Dreams

Community Development & Support,Others
Lives Impacted: 200

Gifting children school essentials and hope for their future

Every child deserves to go out there and discover the power of their dreams. We taught several underprivileged

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Smile

Community Development & Support,Others
Lives Impacted: 100

Spreading the Eid cheer

For Eid 2019, Aster Volunteers partnered with Human Appeal International and the Max store to continue the legacy of their annual event that aims to

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World Cancer Day

Child Health Initiatives,Community Development & Support
Lives Impacted: 200+

This World Cancer Day, the Wishing Tree bore fruit.

This World Cancer Day, Aster Volunteers across Aster Hospitals from Kolhapur, Qatar, Calicut, Kottakkal, Oman, Hyderabad,

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Heart To Heart Band

Disabled Community Empowerment
Lives Impacted: NA

The band that plays not just for ears, but hearts too.

Meet Muthu, Jaymohan and Benny, the three extraordinary talents that make up Heart to Heart, the resident band at Aster

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1 Degree Water Campaign

Community Development & Support
Lives Impacted: 1000+

Saluting the heroes building Dubai.

The Dubai sun is a most punishing supervisor for the thousands of men working under its intense heat.

We partnered with Radio

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Aster Babies Get-Together

Community Development & Support
Lives Impacted: 5000

An event to celebrate the babies born at Aster.

All the babies that were born over the last 9 years at Aster Mims, Kottakkal were invited along with their parents for a big

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Cleaning Up AL Wakrah Beach

Community Development
Lives Impacted: NA

Helping restore a beach in Qatar to its natural beauty.

18 Aster Volunteers took it upon themselves to help clean up Al Wakrah beach in Qatar, of all disposable rubbish from

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Aster Turns 30 And Aster Volunteers Is Born

Others
Lives Impacted: NA

Two big milestones for the Aster DM Healthcare Group.

In celebration of the Aster Dm Healthcare Group turning 30 years old, we launched an entity tasked with managing all

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Aid Kerala

Medical & Wellness Camps,International Aid & Disaster Relief
Lives Impacted: 50,000+

When Kerala witnessed its worst flood in a century, Aster Volunteers answered the distress call.

More than fifty thousand homes had been destroyed, and 300 plus people died.

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Little Lives Matter

Child Health Initiatives
Lives Impacted: 300+

A surprise that put big smiles on the faces of our little munchkins.

On the 1st of June, in observance of International Children’s Day, all children who visited Aster

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Children's Day Marathon

Child Health Initiatives
Lives Impacted: 392

An active childhood can show the direction of your adulthood.

To encourage a healthier lifestyle for our young ones, Aster Volunteers conducted marathons for the children

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Children's Day Art Competition

Child Health Initiatives
Lives Impacted: 246

An event to celebrate and foster creativity in our children.

In observance of Children’s Day, Aster Volunteers conducted an art competition for 246 children from Bachpan

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Baby Alankrithas story

Surgeries & Procedures
Lives Impacted: NA

Making sure baby Alankrith grew up healthy and happy.

When we first met little Alankrith, an 18-month-old boy from Thrissur, his condition was quite serious. He had contracted

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Sajanas Coconut Cart

Community Development & Support,International Aid & Disaster Relief
Lives Impacted: NA

Mr. Sajan C.L. lives in a rented house with his wife and 2 children. Running a popular tender coconut cart at Cherai beach, he earned his livelihood catering to tourists visiting the beach.

The

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Giving hope to the Abdullas

Community Development & Support,International Aid & Disaster Relief
Lives Impacted: NA

Helping the Abdullahs, an elderly couple recover their business.

In August 2018, as the pristine state of Kerala was gearing up to celebrate Onam, it was hit by the worst flood

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Rajan's Barber Shop

Community Development & Support,International Aid & Disaster Relief
Lives Impacted: NA

Helping Rajan the hairdresser get back to doing what he does best.

In the wake of destruction left by the Kerala floods, one of its many severely affected victims was Rajan the

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Sishna Anand, The Helen Keller of Kannur

Disabled Community Empowerment
Lives Impacted: NA

Helping empower our very own Hellen Keller.

Born prematurely, Ms. Sishna Anand aka the Hellen Keller of Kannur, was from birth denied the gifts of vision, hearing, and speech

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Sumathy Gopalanas tea stall

Community Development & Support,International Aid & Disaster Relief
Lives Impacted: NA

Brewing up a new beginning for Sumathy Gopalan.

Sumathy Gopalan from Kanjoor lost her tea stall, her only source of income, to the devastating Kerala floods. Left without a

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Shukran

Others
Lives Impacted: NA

An event to thank everyone who has helped move Aster Volunteers forward.

Credence School, Dubai was the venue where Aster Volunteers congregated along with our partners in

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Aster S.H.I.E.L.D. (Safe Handy Information Eliminates Likely Dangers)

Child Health Initiatives
Lives Impacted: 200+

Equipping new parents with critical knowledge and parenting skills.

Baby safety is of paramount importance and we held an event to educate parents on how having the right

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Common Ground

Disabled Community Empowerment
Lives Impacted: 108

Promoting the importance of equal opportunities for the disabled.

Aster Medcity, Kochi held an event on the International Day of Disabled Persons, to help drive home the

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Basic Life Support Training at Bangladesh School

Medical & Wellness Camps
Lives Impacted: 500+

An event where both children and teachers learnt something important – critical, life-saving skills.

Aster Al Raffa Hospitals and Clinics, Oman, conducted a BLS training

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Drinking Water Distribution and Heat Stress Awareness for the Underprivileged

Medical & Wellness Camps,Community Development & Support
Lives Impacted: 19200

A drive to remind people to cool off and stay hydrated in the heat.

The underprivileged are the first to fall prey to the effects of extreme heat. Which is why we partnered

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Hand and Oral Hygiene Sessions for School Kids

Child Health Initiatives
Lives Impacted: 12778

Drive to educate children about hand and oral hygiene.

So important that we held 61 sessions, led by experienced doctors and nursing educators at schools and other training

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Operation Canolly Canal

Community Development & Support,International Aid & Disaster Relief
Lives Impacted: 5300

60 Asterians joined the effort to clean up Canolly Canal.

Proving that no task is impossible, 60 Aster Volunteers worked hard over a period of 10 days, to help clean up the

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New Years Road Safety Initiative

Community Development & Support
Lives Impacted: 6174+

Solving old problems over the new year – road safety awareness drive.

Aster Volunteers helped drive home the message that no matter the cause for celebration, drive

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Joy of Giving

Others
Lives Impacted: 300+

Lighting up the little faces celebrating Christmas at Aster Hospital.

Santa was extra busy last year, spreading the Christmas cheer by bringing the joy of gifts to all the

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Al Amal And Al Amal 2.0

Disabled Community Empowerment
Lives Impacted: 680

Celebrating Dubai’s people of determination.

Al Amal 1.0 was a first-of-its-kind event hosted by Dubai Club for the differently abled, with the aim of helping them by

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Smile and Smile 2.0

Community Development & Support
Lives Impacted: 200

Providing medical care to the underprivileged.

Aster Volunteers partnered with the Emirates Red Crescent, Dubai to launch ‘Smile’ - a program to help bring medical

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My India Healthy India And My India Healthy India 2.0

Child Health Initiatives,Community Development & Support
Lives Impacted: 12,855+

National cleanliness drive conducted in India.

My India Healthy India 1.0, was a mission driven by our chairman Dr. Moopen, who on the 70th anniversary of Indian independence

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Chapter One

Child Health Initiatives,Community Development & Support
Lives Impacted: 60

Showing children the way of kindness.

Before Aster Hospital, Al Qusais opened its doors, we invited the changemakers of tomorrow to create a testament for the world to see.

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Mega Medical Camp

Medical & Wellness Camps
Lives Impacted: 1400

Showing the way of wellness to the underprivileged.

On the eve of World Health Day, Aster Volunteers in association with Model Service Society organised a mega medical camp

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Aid for Syrian refugees

International Aid & Disaster Relief
Lives Impacted: 6174+

Providing healthcare to refugees escaping to Jordan from war-torn Syrian.

Jordan has opened its doors to refugees escaping the civil war in Syria but is finding it difficult

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Mobile Medical Services

Medical & Wellness Camps
Lives Impacted: 105,161 and counting

Taking medical care to isolated and underserved areas across regions.

Mobile Medical Units have been launched to provide primary medical care to people living in remote areas

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Diva

Community Development & Support
Lives Impacted: 100

Celebrating womanhood.

‘DIVA - Celebrating Womanhood’ is an initiative to recognize and celebrate the hard work of women across the world. Held on March 30th, 2018

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Exclusive Department Of Naturalisation And Residence Dubai (DNRD) Event

Medical & Wellness Camps
Lives Impacted: 500+

Exclusive event for government employees in Dubai.

Aster Volunteers partnered with the Department of Immigration, Dubai to conduct a 3-day Basic Life Support (BLS) training,

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Heartfully yours

Community Development & Support
Lives Impacted: 5300

Raising awareness on World Heart Day.

Heartfully yours“ was an event held in observance of World Heart Day, on September 29.

2000 Aster Volunteers joined hands

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Food for Somalia

International Aid & Disaster Relief
Lives Impacted: 150000

Helping those suffering the unthinkable – starvation.

Famine has turned Somaliland into one of the worst humanitarian crises in modern history.

As a part

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Green Choices

Hyderabad,Calicut,Kochi
Event Date : 29 February, 2020

The Aster Volunteers Green Choices program will initiate a series of activations that will enable us to shift to a more sustainable future. We firmly believe that sustainability should be at the core of our business, and this is the first step.

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Eco-Tales

Kotakkal,Wayanad,Calicut,Kochi
Event Date : 29 February, 2020

Eco tales is a storytelling initiative to spread lasting awareness amongst school children on the need for preserving nature. The initiative will reach out to 50 schools in Kerala. We feel that the best audience for these stories are the ones whose future is actually at stake.

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Community Connect

Kolhapur,Bangalore,Vijayawada,Kotakkal,Calicut,Kochi,Jamshedpur
Event Date : 29 February, 2020

Aster Community Connect wants to better lives through providing livelihoods, medical aid, employment, free surgeries and more. And we do this through the help of our volunteers and partners. We will continue telling these stories of good that touched hearts and healed the one community we are all a member of - humanity.

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Manjushree Maheshkumar Pardeshi

Manjushree is a clinical counsellor and academic coordinator. When she began getting actively involved with Aster Volunteers activities, she discovered the potential of contributing to her community.