Awareness Program on Alcohol and Domestic Violence
The Students of the Department of Social Work and PROCEED Family Counselling Center, Lingarajapuram organised an awareness program on Alcoholism and the Domestic Violence for the residents of Old and New Bagalur Layout Slum on 23rd October 2018. The resource team comprised of Advocate Eunice Mercy and Advocate Regina Salomi (Family Court Advocates, Bangalore).
The program commenced with prayer followed by Miss Animol PM’s welcome address. Miss Aneesha Sebastian, introduced the resource team to the participants Advocate S Benjamin Franklin, Chairman PROCEED, in his inaugural address highlighted the importance of legal awareness to deal with issues like alcoholism and domestic violence. Dr Jonas Richard A, Head, Department of Social Work, emphasised the need for psychosocial support to the spouses of persons dependent on alcohol.
The resource persons stressed the importance of knowledge of legal options if faced with domestic violence. They expressed their readiness to help and support if there are any victims of the same. They also persuaded women to seek legal help in cases of domestic violence.
Around 20 members, mostly women participated in the program and clarified their doubts. The program helped them to learn about the adverse effects of alcoholism and ways to deal with persons who are victims. These homemakers were given a platform to identify their rights and the relevant laws on domestic violence. The session ended with a vote of thanks by Miss Anju P Benny.
Children’s Day Celebration with Underprivileged Children
The students of Social Work in association with Sumangali Seva Ashrama organized special programme for the underprivileged children on the Children’s Day at Sumangali Seva Ashrama, Bengaluru on 13th November 2018.
As part of this community initiative, students are able to assist the neighborhood community and act as a social change agents in the society to bring positive changes through networking and collaborative activities with social service organisations. This programme started with a silent prayer followed by a welcome address by Ms. Jeena Elizabeth Rajan, student trainee. Ms. Shantha - Counsellor, Sumangali Seva Ashrama, gave an inaugural address about how every child is different and when they come together they make this world a beautiful place to live in. It was followed by a felicitation by Ms. Geetha (Supervisor, SSA). Special Appreciation award was given to Ms.Ranni and Ms.Sujatha (Slum School Teachers) for their dedication and services to the children. The afternoon session was led by Ms. Jeffine J. Joseph, student trainee who conducted activities for the children involving a moral cartoon video followed by fun and games. The programme ended with a vote of thanks by Ms. Jereena, student trainee.
Legal Empowerment of Women
The students of social work in association with People’s Trust organized a Community Development Program for the legal empowerment of women on 14th November 2018 at Sadenahalli village in Doddaballapura Taluk, Bangalore Rural District As part of the ongoing initiative to empower the neghbourhood community, the students of social work undertook this initiative which also helped them to strengthen their theoretical learning with the practical exposure.
The program was inaugurated by Mr. Muniyappa (The Panchayat President) and the students’ trainees Mr John P Jerry and Mr. Jijo Joseph welcomed the gathering and introduced the resource persons.
Ms. Sahana Gopal, faculty member from the Kristu Jayanti College of Law was the resource person and she addressed on domestic violence, dowry and property rights of women. She highlighted the need to be aware of own rights and seek legal assistance if needed.
The session ended with the Q & A session and vote of thanks by Ms. Juby Johnson
Awareness on Child Protection and Child Helpline
The students of Social Work in association with SATHI (Society for Assistance to Children in Difficult Situation) conducted a community programme titled Awareness on Child Protection and Child Help Line at Preeti Sadan children’s home, Kannur, Bengaluru on 18th November 2018.
The programme commenced with a welcome address by Ms. Minju James, student trainee followed by a video presentation on child protection. After visual presentation, Mr. Mathew Robert, student trainee, emphasized on Protection Rights. He was also highlighting the purpose and functions of Child Help Line. He made the children to recall the child help line number 1098 and to ensure them to dial when they face crisis. He made the session very interactive with lively discussions which helped the children stay more active.
The programme ended by a vote of thanks delivered by Ms. Nimisha Abraham, student trainee.
Empowering Adolescents through Life Skills
The students of social work in association with Shishu Mandir (An NGO Working for Children) organized a Community Development Program to empower the adolescents through Life Skills Education on 20th November 2018 at Shishu Mandir, Bangalore. As part of the ongoing initiative to empower the adolescents, the students of social work took this initiative in order to help them in strengthening their theoretical learning with the practical exposure.
The program was started with welcome address by Ms. Shoby PS, Student trainee followed by introducing the resource person by Ms. Christina, Student trainee.
Mr. Daniel Mathew, Analyst from ANZ Bank was the resource person and he addressed the students on two core life skills of Time Management and Stress Management. He pointed out few strategies to overcome their stress during examination effectively by effective time management techniques. He also gave few tips to develop deeper interest on studies and career.
The session led into more interactive and concluded with Q & A and feedback session.
1 Semester MSW students of Kristu Jayanti College conducted a community organization program as a part of their concurrent field work activity in collaboration with Shishu Mandir, Bangalore on 20th November 2018.
The program commenced around 3:00pm with a prayer song by the class choir. The welcome address was delivered by Miss Shoby P.S (MSW).Miss Christeena (MSW) introduced the resource persons to the gathering.
Mr. Daniel Mathew (B.com, MBA) talked about the problems students encounter during exams such as stress, lack of time management. These subjects inculcated deep interest because they badly wanted to overcome these issues. Tips given to prepare for examination made the students reevaluate the way they used to study.
Around 17 students participated in the program. The resource person was successful in making the session interactive and informative. The participants were able to reevaluate the way they study and the way they use the time. After the session the participants shared their feedbacks. Ms.Shoby P.S (MSW) winded up the session with a vote of thanks expressing her gratitude towards the resource person and Shishu Mandir.
Training on Effective Parenting through Life Skills Education
The students of Social Work organized a Community Development Programme on Strengthening of Parenthood through Life Skill Education. The programme was in association with World Vision India, at Pandrapalaya slum Bangalore on 20th November 2018. The program was started with prayer song by Ms. Janet, student trainee followed by welcome address by Mr. James Binu Chacko, Student trainee. Mr. Jinson, Community organizer and staff of World Vision gave a brief introduction of the session to the participants. Ms. Shailaja, student trainee highlighted the ten core life skills defined by World Health Organisation(WHO) She explained in detail how each of these skills are linked to becoming better parents. She suggested measures to practice life skills in their day to day life for positive parenting. The session was both in English and in Kannada.
The session was ended with vote of thanks by Mr. Jacob, student trainee followed by the feedback session
Awareness on Menstrual Hygiene
The students of Social Work organized a programme on Menstrual Hygiene for Mothers of Adolescent Girls at Y M Shala Community Center, Bangalore in collaboration with BOSCO on 20th November 2018.
The students of Social Work are getting involved to organize community initiative programmes to gain experience in understanding the social issues and learning the different modes in addressing the issues in order to sensitize people in the society for the betterment.
The students of Social Work are getting involved to organize community initiative programmes to gain experience in understanding the social issues and learning the different modes in addressing the issues in order to sensitize people in the society for the betterment. This awareness programme started with welcome address by Ms. Maria Jose, student Trainee followed by a video presentation on Menstrual Hygiene. The guest speaker Ms.Vinnarasi, Social Mobiliser - BOSCO stressed on the importance of menstrual hygiene and behavioral changes that takes place in adolescent girls. She explained the significant measures to take care during menstruation cycle. The session was added with new sights on the mentioned topic. The participants took active participation throughout session and were keen in asking doubts and clarifying their doubts. They also shared their valuable feedbacks about the session.
The programme ended with vote of thanks delivered by Ms. Mariam Mani, student trainee.
Gender Equality and Women Empowerment
The students of social work in association with FIDES (Family Integral Development and Education Scheme) organized a Community Development Program on 21st November 2018 for youth group in FIDES, Bangalore.
This community engagement practice helps students to understand the significance of community mobilizing and organizing and learn to be a catalyst to bring positive changes in the society.
The programme started with a prayer song by Ms. Hoselin, student trainee. Mr. Bestin, student trainee welcomed the gathering. Mr. Hari Krishnan, student trainee addressed the youth group on the importance and the issues related to gender inequality. He highlighted the essentials of women empowerment that leads for the development and wellbeing of families and communities. During the session, interaction and discussion took place where most of the students participated and contributed their opinion on gender equality and shared ideas on how to tackle and take remedial measures to reduce and eradicate gender inequality in their own communities.
The programme came to an end with vote of thanks by Ms. Hoselin.
Awareness on Elderly Care
The students of Social Work organized a community outreach programme for the students of St Mary’s PU College. Bangalore on Elderly Care on 23rd November 2018, with the title “Parenting the Parents”.
As part of the ongoing service learning initiative, the students of Social Work are involved to empower the neighborhood community through experiential learning which increases their capacity to become more effective in implementing social work interventions with diverse communities.
This programme started with Welcome Address by Ms. Liya Lopez, student trainee followed the session addressed by Ms. Jeffine, student trainee who began her session with an icebreaking in which the students were asked to introduce their friends instead of introducing themselves. After Ice breaking, the participants were asked to share their experiences, memories and special moments with their grandparents. Ms. Jeffine highlighted the challenges faced by the elderly and stressed the importance in taking care of their grandparents. The last session was followed by a feedback
The programme ended with vote of thanks delivered by Mr. Luckachan, student trainee. The session resulted in great learning experience for the children on the above mentioned topic.
Training on Parenting Skills
The students of the Department of Social Work organized Training on Parenting Skills in collaboration with The Association of People with Disability on 31st November, 2017. The participants were the parents of Children with Disability. The programme started at 11:30 am with the welcome address by Ms. Pungbile (Fieldwork Trainee). It was followed by the first Session on Introduction to Disability which was handled by Ms. Aarthi (Physiotherapist, APD). The second session on Locomotors types, causes and management was shared by Mr. Ashwath (Physiotherapist, APD). The relaxation and motivational activities were conducted by Ms. Mercy (Fieldwork Trainee). The final session was conducted by Mr. Ashwath on the meaning and management of multiple disabilities. The programme concluded with a vote of thanks by Ms. Nivya Joseph (Fieldwork Trainee). The beneficiaries expressed their gratitude. The programme was coordinated by Ms. Mercy Baby, Ms. Nivya Joseph and Ms. Pungbile.
Workshop on Child Rights Awareness
The students of the Department of Social Work organized a workshop on Child Rights Awareness in association with India Cares foundation on 8th November, 2017 at Raza Educational and Social Welfare Society, Excellent English School, Bannerghatta Road, Bengaluru.
The programme started with a prayer by the School students and the programme was formally inaugurated by the Ms. Sadiya the Principal, Excellent English School. The first session was handled by Mr. Pramod Naikodi, Programme Officer, Actionaid. Mr. Pramod spoke about child rights and the problem of child marriage in India wherein he elaborated upon “The Prohibition of Child Marriages Act, 2006” and “Juvenile Justice Act, 2000”. It was followed by a session on Child helpline by Mr. Pradeep from APSA (Association for Promoting Social Action) who highlighted the works done by Childline, an organization that operates a telephone helpline for the children in distress.
After the technical sessions, the students of Excellent School interacted with the guest speakers and expressed their views about child rights with them. It was followed by a group activity with the students wherein they were asked to depict their understanding of child rights through pictures.
The programme concluded with a vote of thanks by the student of Social Work department and they received feedback from the students of Excellent English School. The workshop was coordinated by Ms. Meena Nair, Mr. Melbin K. Johny and Mr. Melbin K. Antony.
Free Eye checkup camp
The students of the Department of Social Work organized a free Eye checkup camp for the under privileged senior citizens in collaboration with Nightingale’s Medical Trust, Kothanur on 7th, November 2017.
The camp started at 10:30 a.m. with a welcome speech by Ms. Jennis Kurian (Fieldwork Trainee). It was followed with the introductory speech by Ms. Jisha Shaji (Fieldwork Trainee). The eye check-up for the senior citizens (70 years and above) was done by Dr. Uma Mahesh from Bangalore Nethralaya, Kalyan Nagar, followed by eye check-up for senior-citizens between 60 to 70 years of age. The camp concluded with a vote of thanks by Ms. Treesa Elizabeth Thomas (Fieldwork Trainee). The beneficiaries shared a positive feedback. The eye checkup camp was coordinated by Ms. Jisha Shaji, Ms. Jennis Kurian and Ms. Treesa Elizabeth Thomas.
Workshop on Time Management
The students of the Department of Social Work organized a Workshop on Time Management in collaboration with Advantage Elder Care, for Nursing Students of Community College on 7th November 2017.
The program commenced at 02:00 pm with the welcome speech by Ms. Mariya Joy (Fieldwork Trainee). Ms. Mary Dinakar the Nursing director, Ms. Nisha Varghese, Chief Nurse and Ms. Kaveri Kavitha, The hostel warden were also present for the workshop. Ms. Manasa Trisha Shankar (Fieldwork Trainee) introduced the topic of Time Management to the students. She started her introduction with a quote by Swami Vivekanda and moved on to speak on the meaning of Time management, the need for Time management and tips on how to use time effectively, the process of time management and concluded with a quote by Crystal Paine.
The resource persons conducted a small game called “60 seconds” that taught the participants that each person’s time zone is different and each one should have their own schedule to manage time effectively and productively.
The session was further taken forward by Mr. Joseph Colin (Fieldwork Trainee)who spoke on the importance of time management and scheduling. He also shared some tips on making a daily time table followed by a game named “Ribbon of Life” in which the students learnt the importance of using time wisely and resourcefully.
In the feedback session the participants were requested to note down their feedback on the forms that were circulated to them. All the participants liked the workshop and found it very meaningful.
The workshop came to a close with a vote of thanks by Ms. Maria Joy (Fieldwork Trainee). This workshop was organized by Ms. Manasa Trisha Shankar, Mr. Joseph Colin and Ms. Maria Joy
Workshop on Memory Skills
The students of the Department of Social Work organized a workshop on “Memory Skills” in association with Don Guanella Aged Home on 5th November, 2017 and the participants were the children up to age of 15 from Gedallahalli.
The programme started at 10:00 a.m. with a prayer by Ms. Wom-ieh-mika Lyngdoh (Fieldwork Trainee) which was followed with the welcome address by Ms. Sharon Elizabeth James (Fieldwork Trainee). The First session was handled by Mr. Avinash Shenoy, Engineering student, University of Vivekananda, Bangalore. He shared techniques to improve the Memory. The second session was handled by Mr. Naveen Prabhu on the topic “memory” and “active listening skills”.
The workshop came to a close at 12:30p.m.with an IQ test and a question- answer session. The vote of thanks was given by Ms. Vaishnavi Rao (Fieldwork Trainee).
The programme was coordinated by Ms. Vaishnavi Rao, Ms. Sharon Elizabeth Thomas and Ms. Wom-ieh-mika Lyngdoh
Awareness on MHM (Menstrual Hygiene Management)
The students of Department of Social Work organized an awareness program on Menstrual Hygiene Management in collaboration with Shishu Mandir for women from the villages and slums in Kithiganur area on 5thNovember, 2017.
The program started at 10:00 am with the welcome address by Mr. Ajith C. Thomas (Fieldwork Trainee). The resource persons for the program were Ms. Mary Sheeba, Faculty, Bangalore International School and Ms. Deepa, Faculty, St. Joseph School, Bangalore. They spoke about the different problems faced by the women in our society and the importance of menstrual hygiene management.
Evaluation was carried out after the session and the beneficiaries expressed that the session was informative .The program concluded at 12:45 pm with a vote of thanks by Ms. Alphonse Manuel (Fieldwork Trainee). The program was coordinated by Mr. Ajith C Thomas, Mr. Albin Jose and Ms. Alphonse Manuel.
Workshop on Wellness and Development for Children with Special Healthcare needs
The students of the Department of Social Work organized a workshop on Wellness and Development for Children with Special Healthcare needs in association with Manna Trust on 7th October, 2017 at Manna school.
The program started at 10:00 am with a welcome address by Ms. Rani, Faculty, MannaTrust and Ms. Jincy (Field Work trainee) introduced the resource person Ms. Nirmala Jacob, Special Educator, MANNA.
Ms. Nirmala spoke on the importance of hygiene followed by tips to maintain good health. The social work trainee also organized art and craft classes followed by a few games. The program concluded with the vote of thanks proposed by Ms. Jincy Thomas. The program was co-ordinated by Ms. Jincy Thomas
Training on PRA (Participatory Rural Appraisal)
The students of the Department of Social Work organized a Training on PRA (Participatory Rural Appraisal) in association with ‘FIDES’(Family Integral Development and Education Scheme) in ULSOOR which is one of the target areas of FIDES on 27th September, 2017. The beneficiaries of the program were the women of the Self Help Groups.
The program started at 11:00 a.m. with the welcome address by Mr. Hisham Ali (Fieldwork Trainee). The resource person for the program was Ms. Doibila Mazarello (Fieldwork Trainee).In the technical session, Ms. Mazarello shared about the participatory rural appraisal and its importance. The participants were segregated into three groups in which the first group was assigned to do social mapping. The second group was allotted to do resource mapping and the third group was assigned with the task of scoring and ranking where the participants listed out the major problems of the community.
The program was concluded with a vote a thanks by Ms. Himakshi Deuri (Fieldwork Trainee) and the beneficiaries expressed their gratitude. The program was co-ordinated by Ms. Doibila Mazarello, Ms. Himakshi Deuri and Mr. Hisham Ali.
Awareness on Child Rights
The students of the Department of Social Work organized a program on "Awareness on Child Rights "in association with GRACE (Grass Root Action on Community Empowerment) on 27th September, 2017 at Sagaya Madha Padipaham-I for the children.
The program started at 5:30 pm with a welcome address was by Ms. Deepa B. (Fieldwork Trainee). The Resource person for the program Ms. Chitra Ranganada Consultant, Manorights-human rights was introduced by Ms. Deepika Annamma Thomas (Fieldwork Trainee). Ms. Chitra Ranganada spoke on "Child Rights" namely, Right to Live, Right to Participation, Right to Protection and Right to Development. Ms. Chitra also spoke about Child Labor and the importance of education for children. She stressed upon Child helpline number-1098 (Makkal sahagayam vani-any problem a child faces they can call this number its free and works 24/7).
The program concluded with the vote of thanks by Ms. Divya Nair (Fieldwork Trainee). Children of Grace shared a positive feedback. The program was co-ordinated by Ms. Deepa B., Ms. Deepika Annamma Thomas and Ms. Divya Nair.