Social Work students mentored by UN termed ‘symbol of women Empowerment’

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ADBU, Social Work intents with Ms. Sunita Kashyap

Sonapur/Ranikhet: A team of six senior students from the department of Social Work, ADBU who are on fieldwork/internship with Pan Himalayan Grassroots Development Foundation (Grassroots), Ranikhet, Uttrakhand have been closely mentored and guided by Ms. Sunita Kashyap, who has been termed by the UN General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak, as a symbol and example of women empowering themselves and coming up with solutions to their problems, Monday, 12th March 2018.

While women face challenges, “rural women act as a major source of innovation, and ideas,” he told the inaugural session of the UN Commission on Status of Women (CSW) meeting on Monday.

“Take, for example, a woman named Sunita Kashyap. Her organisation supports 3,000 women farmers in India to grow and sell their own crops… These kinds of women do not need our help, in finding solutions” he added. “What they need is our support, in turning their ideas into reality.”

Kashyap founded Mahila Umang Producers Co., an organisation in Uttarkhand run by women farmers and producers. Besides marketing their products, it runs a micro-credit programme. Umang works closely with Grassroots, Ranikhet.

The interns are also staying in her house during the period of the fieldwork placement.


Dept of Social Work wish Women Students and Colleagues on International Women’s Day

From – Department of Social Work, ADBU: The department of Social Work, ADBU wish all its women (students, staff and faculty) of the department and the university on this occasion of International Women’s Day – 2018, and resolve to uphold our commitment for gender equality, rights and justice. While, we acknowledge that there is injustice in the world, we resolve to affirm our belief that a world where men and women are treated equally – work, politics, education, society … is possible. Let society transform.

Theme of 2018: “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”.

Junior Social Work Students present a Puppet Show


The Puppetry Stage

Sonapur: The junior students of Social Work, ADBU presented a puppet show to the university community here today 7th March 2018 on the theme of Social Commitment projects of Assam Don Bosco University, India. The show was a part of the Development Support Communication workshop that they have been undergoing for the past three days. It is an academic skill expected of every Social Work student of ADBU.



ADBU Senior Students Welcome Freshers

Fresher.jpgTapesia: The post-graduate students of ADBU organised Freshers Social to welcome the post-graduate fresher students who joined this year, 2017. The programme had a colourful line up of items- dance, songs, instrumentals and of course a colourful ramp walk to select the Miss and Mr. Fresher 2017. It was organised at the atrium of the main academic building.

The objective of the programme is to make the new students feel welcomed and know know one another. This year the university is growing in number . There are about 250 students in the various first year post-graduate programmes of Social Sciences, Humanities and Life Sciences. Besides them there are also about another 250 undergraduate students who have just joined for BA – English, Psychology, Media and Education degree in ADBU, Sonapur campus this year.

ADBU-UCDVO begin Volunteering Programme 2017


Children of Goriyaguli village dancing during inauguration

ADBU (Soapur): ADBU and UCDVO have commenced the international student volunteering exchange programme 2017 here today 11th June 2017 with colourful opening ceremonies in the villages of Hatimurah, Patarkuchi, Goriyaguli and Upper Tapesia. The opening ceremonies were participated in large numbers by villagers, well wishers and ADBU staff members.

The Exchange Programme 2017 is the fourth year of collaboration between ADBU and UCDVO. It began in 2014 with a team of 23 members and today the team comprise of 33 members.

The Exchange Programme aims –

  1. To channel the skills, energy and enthusiasm of university students into projects

    Children of Patarkuchi village dancing Assamese and Karbi mixed dance

    which enhance the development of marginalised and underprivileged communities.

  2. 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.
  3. To enhance intercultural awareness between students and communities for the purpose of increasing global solidarity and interconnectedness.
  4. To promote attitude of appreciation for other cultures, practices, and traditions.

Final Year Social Work Students begin Final Block Placement

ADBU, Sonapur: The 2015-2017 batch of 57 students of Master of Social Work, ADBU have began their final one month Block Placement – a requirement for academic accomplishment for the degree of Social Work today, 1st June in different organisations across the country.

The Master of Social Work programme in ADBU requires the students to carry out concurrent fieldwork in the first two semesters, two continuous placements of one month each in the third and fourth semesters, and a final Block Placement after the end semester examination of the fourth semester. The students are placed in different ogranisations and trusts – working in the areas of education, health, mental health, livelihoods, child protection, women development … to name a few.

The students report to the faculty in charge on a regular basis and mentoring is provided by the faculty on a daily basis.