UCDVO and ADBU plan – Int’l Student Volunteer Exchange Programme, 2018

Sonapur: The department of Social Work, ADBU and University College Dublin Volunteers Overseas (UCDVO) recently (5-10 March) held its planning meeting for International Student Volunteer Exchange Programme 2018 (June-July). The programme brings together students from University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland thorough its volunteering agency UCDVO and the Social Work students of ADBU for a period of one month inter-cultural and development experience in the villages of rural Assam. The exchange programme involves a process of one year planning, implementation and reflection.

The Programme envisages the following objectives

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

The programme started in 2014.

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ADBU-UCDVO begin Volunteering Programme 2017

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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
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    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.