Social Work Camp

Social Work Camp
The Social Work Camp was organized by the II Semester MSW students (2017-2019 batch) of the Department of Social Work, Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore, in collaboration with Claret Mission, a Non-Profitable Organization, Karahalli, commenced on 04th April 2018 and ended on 13th April 2018. The camp was conducted at Doddasagarahalli which is around 40 kilometers from Bangalore city and 12 kilometers away from Nandhi Hills. The major languages spoken are Kannada and Telugu.

The Camp Director was Dr. Jonas Richard A., and the Camp Coordinators were Dr. I. Jerry Richards and Dr. Winnie Joyce A. The camp preparations started with the pilot study by the students on 03 April, 2018. Students gathered the socio-economic data and other pertinent information about the village.

The campers began their journey on the 04 April afternoon along with the faculty members of the Department of Social Work. Fr. Valentine Antony Raj, Director, Claret Mission, helped the campers in arranging for their stay at the camp site. The formal inauguration for the camp was held at St. Joseph’s church campus at 4.30 pm which was presided over by the Dairy President Mr. Sonappa, Fr. George Kannadhanam, Mr. Srinivas the Gram Panchayat member, Mr.Vicky Suman, Head of the Youth Association and Sr. Sicily and Sr. Rosy, Claret Mission along with the faculty members of Kristu Jayanti College, Department of Social Work.

Different themes were planned for each day. The following are the activities performed according to the respective themes.

Environmental Protection: The campers were split into various groups and were set out to understand the livelihood of the people and the importance of agriculture and by working with them in their cultivation fields. The work basically consisted of manual labor in the vineyard, rose plantation, clearing pests, construction work etc. In the evening, a rally was organized by the campers where the significance of nature and ecosystem were emphasized.

Women Empowerment and the meeting with SHG: The main aim of this theme was to make the people aware about the rights of women and the interactive session with the Self Help Groups of the village. The meeting was held with 35 women belonging to various SHGs like Nyana Bharti Swaasraya Sangha, Sneha Sanjeevani Sangha, Gangothri Swaasraya Sangha etc. This was followed by the rally in the evening and the main objective was to make the community aware of the importance of women in the society. In the evening the campers organized a cultural program highlighting the problems faced by women in today’s context.

Child Rights: The campers conducted an awareness program on child rights, its helpline number, menstruation, good touch and bad touch, importance of nutritious food and personal hygiene. This was followed by games for the children and action songs based on child rights. The boys group taught the kids self-defense, basic morning exercises.

Youth Empowerment: The objective of this theme was to alert the youth of the community about the various opportunities provided by the Government through schemes and policies thereby helping them to be independent in the society and also make them understand about the needs of the society and how they can serve to the society for their development.

Health and Hygiene: The campers were divided into 3 groups. The first group was allotted the work of painting the newly constructed public water tank; the second group was allotted to clean the 7 public water tanks of the village. The third group went for a cleanliness drive along the streets of the village. The activities carried out by the campers with respect to the theme were rally, and cultural program. The campers went for the rally by shouting slogans on health and hygiene and the theme based cultural program commenced in the evening. The campers depicted the 7 stages of hand washing, an action play, a group song on the importance of hygiene and also entertainment programs.

Evil Effects of Alcoholism: The community was made aware of the evil effects of alcoholism and the measures to prevent it through the rally and the cultural programs conducted by the campers.

Superstitious Beliefs and its Social Impacts: The community was informed about the concept of superstition and its evil impacts on the society. To highlight the ill effects of the same, a skit was played that depicted how the so-called professional foretellers deceit people for money and how their actions have a bearing on the society. In addition to the skit, the campers also delivered a talk on the stupidity of those superstitious beliefs and the major provisions of the Karnataka Ant-Superstition bill was discussed elaborately.

Elderly Care and Protection: Campers were conducted rally in the evening where the main motive was to make the community aware of the elderly rights and the way the elders in the house were treated. Subsequently, the campers were on home visits in order to honour the elderly people of the village and to invite them for the evening cultural program. During the cultural program campers honored the elders with the shawl.

Gram Panchayat Visit: The campers went to the gram panchayat in order to get a clarification about the village. Mr. Girish Kumar, the president of the gram panchayat gave the details about the village where the population, the number of wards and the number of members were discussed. The tax system of the village was also enlightened upon and the various schemes provided by the government were also discussed in the meeting. Later on Mr. Srinivas the panchayat member presided over the meeting and he gave the campers the inputs about the drainage facilities, the online verification of accounts to curb corruption, bio gas plants, women empowerment by giving 50% of the seats, grants given under the women of the family and the practicality behind the power cuts were also discussed. He also mentioned the amount of meetings that happen in a month and its focuses. The people below the poverty line were given houses under the name of the female member of the family. He also said the gram panchayat provides job opportunities of people with no job, priced at 246 rupees/day.

Cultural programs based on the respective themes were held each day in the evening hours where the campers performed through skits, mimes, documentaries, songs, dances, puppetry, video presentations and theme based talks. The youth and children were also given the opportunities to perform during the program.

The valediction program held on12th April and the program commenced at 7pm by welcoming the village people and the representatives of each community leaders, the Zilla president and Gram Panchayat members of the village. They were honored with memento and shawl as a sigh of gratitude. The program ended with the feedback from all the second semester MSW students who thanked and shared their experiences of living in Doddasagarahalli along with the other villagers.

The 14th of April was the final day of the camp. The departure began at 11:30 AM and the campers reached the college around 2:30 PM.

The Social Work Camp was an enlightening experience as it provided the emerging social workers a unique opportunity to experience the rural life and to understand the socio-economic situation of the village. The members of the community were hospitable and supportive because of which the campers had a comfortable stay throughout the camp. Through this, the trainees got a better chance to connect with each other and experienced group living with the community by sharing their resources. The Social Work Camp created the opportunities to every student to understanding the social functioning of the village and the psycho-social problems of the villagers. Many of the campers felt that their level of self-esteem, peer relationships, friendship skills and social comfort has improved a lot after the camp. It also helped the campers to appreciate the benefits of team work to realize their full potentials. And more importantly, it gave an opportunity for the social work students to think of application of social case work and social group work methods to resolve individual and group issues of the community members. Thus, all the campers understood the camp as a social work intervention to understand the psycho-social functioning of the villagers and the means to resolve the issues of the same. The Social Work Camp was organized by the II Semester MSW students (2017-2019 batch) of the Department of Social Work, Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore, in collaboration with Claret Mission, a Non-Profitable Organization, Karahalli, commenced on 04th April 2018 and ended on 13th April 2018. The camp was conducted at Doddasagarahalli which is around 40 kilometers from Bangalore city and 12 kilometers away from Nandhi Hills. The major languages spoken are Kannada and Telugu.

The Camp Director was Dr. Jonas Richard A., and the Camp Coordinators were Dr. I. Jerry Richards and Dr. Winnie Joyce A. The camp preparations started with the pilot study by the students on 03 April, 2018. Students gathered the socio-economic data and other pertinent information about the village.

The campers began their journey on the 04 April afternoon along with the faculty members of the Department of Social Work. Fr. Valentine Antony Raj, Director, Claret Mission, helped the campers in arranging for their stay at the camp site. The formal inauguration for the camp was held at St. Joseph’s church campus at 4.30 pm which was presided over by the Dairy President Mr. Sonappa, Fr. George Kannadhanam, Mr. Srinivas the Gram Panchayat member, Mr.Vicky Suman, Head of the Youth Association and Sr. Sicily and Sr. Rosy, Claret Mission along with the faculty members of Kristu Jayanti College, Department of Social Work.

Different themes were planned for each day. The following are the activities performed according to the respective themes.

Environmental Protection: The campers were split into various groups and were set out to understand the livelihood of the people and the importance of agriculture and by working with them in their cultivation fields. The work basically consisted of manual labor in the vineyard, rose plantation, clearing pests, construction work etc. In the evening, a rally was organized by the campers where the significance of nature and ecosystem were emphasized.

Women Empowerment and the meeting with SHG: The main aim of this theme was to make the people aware about the rights of women and the interactive session with the Self Help Groups of the village. The meeting was held with 35 women belonging to various SHGs like Nyana Bharti Swaasraya Sangha, Sneha Sanjeevani Sangha, Gangothri Swaasraya Sangha etc. This was followed by the rally in the evening and the main objective was to make the community aware of the importance of women in the society. In the evening the campers organized a cultural program highlighting the problems faced by women in today’s context.

Child Rights: The campers conducted an awareness program on child rights, its helpline number, menstruation, good touch and bad touch, importance of nutritious food and personal hygiene. This was followed by games for the children and action songs based on child rights. The boys group taught the kids self-defense, basic morning exercises.

Youth Empowerment: The objective of this theme was to alert the youth of the community about the various opportunities provided by the Government through schemes and policies thereby helping them to be independent in the society and also make them understand about the needs of the society and how they can serve to the society for their development.

Health and Hygiene: The campers were divided into 3 groups. The first group was allotted the work of painting the newly constructed public water tank; the second group was allotted to clean the 7 public water tanks of the village. The third group went for a cleanliness drive along the streets of the village. The activities carried out by the campers with respect to the theme were rally, and cultural program. The campers went for the rally by shouting slogans on health and hygiene and the theme based cultural program commenced in the evening. The campers depicted the 7 stages of hand washing, an action play, a group song on the importance of hygiene and also entertainment programs.

Evil Effects of Alcoholism: The community was made aware of the evil effects of alcoholism and the measures to prevent it through the rally and the cultural programs conducted by the campers.

Superstitious Beliefs and its Social Impacts: The community was informed about the concept of superstition and its evil impacts on the society. To highlight the ill effects of the same, a skit was played that depicted how the so-called professional foretellers deceit people for money and how their actions have a bearing on the society. In addition to the skit, the campers also delivered a talk on the stupidity of those superstitious beliefs and the major provisions of the Karnataka Ant-Superstition bill was discussed elaborately.

Elderly Care and Protection: Campers were conducted rally in the evening where the main motive was to make the community aware of the elderly rights and the way the elders in the house were treated. Subsequently, the campers were on home visits in order to honour the elderly people of the village and to invite them for the evening cultural program. During the cultural program campers honored the elders with the shawl.

Gram Panchayat Visit: The campers went to the gram panchayat in order to get a clarification about the village. Mr. Girish Kumar, the president of the gram panchayat gave the details about the village where the population, the number of wards and the number of members were discussed. The tax system of the village was also enlightened upon and the various schemes provided by the government were also discussed in the meeting. Later on Mr. Srinivas the panchayat member presided over the meeting and he gave the campers the inputs about the drainage facilities, the online verification of accounts to curb corruption, bio gas plants, women empowerment by giving 50% of the seats, grants given under the women of the family and the practicality behind the power cuts were also discussed. He also mentioned the amount of meetings that happen in a month and its focuses. The people below the poverty line were given houses under the name of the female member of the family. He also said the gram panchayat provides job opportunities of people with no job, priced at 246 rupees/day.

Cultural programs based on the respective themes were held each day in the evening hours where the campers performed through skits, mimes, documentaries, songs, dances, puppetry, video presentations and theme based talks. The youth and children were also given the opportunities to perform during the program.

The valediction program held on12th April and the program commenced at 7pm by welcoming the village people and the representatives of each community leaders, the Zilla president and Gram Panchayat members of the village. They were honored with memento and shawl as a sigh of gratitude. The program ended with the feedback from all the second semester MSW students who thanked and shared their experiences of living in Doddasagarahalli along with the other villagers.

The 14th of April was the final day of the camp. The departure began at 11:30 AM and the campers reached the college around 2:30 PM.

The Social Work Camp was an enlightening experience as it provided the emerging social workers a unique opportunity to experience the rural life and to understand the socio-economic situation of the village. The members of the community were hospitable and supportive because of which the campers had a comfortable stay throughout the camp. Through this, the trainees got a better chance to connect with each other and experienced group living with the community by sharing their resources. The Social Work Camp created the opportunities to every student to understanding the social functioning of the village and the psycho-social problems of the villagers. Many of the campers felt that their level of self-esteem, peer relationships, friendship skills and social comfort has improved a lot after the camp. It also helped the campers to appreciate the benefits of team work to realize their full potentials. And more importantly, it gave an opportunity for the social work students to think of application of social case work and social group work methods to resolve individual and group issues of the community members. Thus, all the campers understood the camp as a social work intervention to understand the psycho-social functioning of the villagers and the means to resolve the issues of the same.

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