Sonapur: Partners from University College Dublin Volunteers Overseas (UCDVO) Emily and Orlagh visited Department of Social Work, Assam Don Bosco University for a planning trip for the forth coming International Student Volunteer Exchange Programme June 9th to July 9 2017. It is project that is carried out between Department of Social Work, ADBU, India and UCDVO, Ireland in the villages of rural Assam. This year the project will be implemented in Kamarkuchi panchayat of Sonapur, Assam.
This is the second phase of the project. The first phase was from 2014 to 2016. In 2014 it was implemented in Azara panchayat of Kamrup district, in 2015 in Borkhat panchayat of Sonapur, in 2016 in Tapesia area of Kamarkuchi panchayat.
The objectives of the Programme are –
- To channel the skills, energy and enthusiasm of university students into projects which enhance the development of marginalised and underprivileged communities.
- To create space and opportunity for university students from ADBU, India and University College Dublin (UCD) Ireland to share learning and experience in the areas of participatory community development and social outreach.
- To enhance intercultural awareness between students and communities for the purpose of increasing global solidarity and interconnectedness.
- To promote attitude of appreciation for other cultures, practices, and traditions.
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