ADBU organises Workshop for School Teachers

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Sonapur: The department of Social Work, Assam Don Bosco University, Assam (ADBU) organised a two days national workshop on Understanding Child Growth and Development in Schools for school teachers on 1-2 March 2018. The workshop package aims at enhancing the effectiveness of a school as an institution of education through strengthening the capacity and ability of school teachers by understanding the child in the context of society, polity, economics, culture, physical, psychological, and special needs, thus making the teaching – learning process effective and child friendly within school in relation to larger socio-cultural milieu.

The workshop covered the following modules: Child – Society, Polity, Economy and Culture; Child – Education and Methodology of Education; Child – Sex, Gender and Gender Roles; Child – Growth and Development: Physical, Psychological, Social, and Special Need; Child – Rights in the context of education and discipline.

The workshop arises out of the need to realise the the importance of understanding the child in the context of his or her location, background and orientation by teachers in order that education becomes effective.

The workshop was attended  by teachers of Society for Youth Development and Educational Services which runs a semi-residential school called St. John Bosco School, Patgaon in Kokrajhar district of Assam, India. The School has a wide pool of teachers from the states of Assam, Odisha, Sikkim and West Bengal. It has a strength of 368 students from class I to X, and 22 staff members. Majority of the students come from families and villages that have been victims of ethnic conflict and violence of lower Assam.

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A Group presentation on Positive Disciplining

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Senior Social Work Students go for Continuous Fieldwork

Sonapur: The senior students of Social Work, ADBU are out for their fieldwork for a period of one month beginning 19th February to 21st March 2018. The students are placed in various organisations – private and government working in the areas of education, livelihoods, women, children, environment, energy, water, CSR, health and mental health to mention a few. Geographically the organisations are spread across the country – Uttrakhand, MP, UP, New Delhi, Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura and Mizoram.

The fieldwork is a compulsory requirement of the degree for Master of Social Work, from ADBU. The students carryout three such continuous fieldwork besides two concurrent fieldwork. The university considers fieldwork essential and 100 percent attendance is required by the student.

Painting exhibition-cum-sale for Social Commitment in ADBU

artSonapur: The School of Humanities and Social Sciences, ADBU is organising a one day painting exhibition-cum-sale in its campus here at Sonapur to raise funds for the Social Commitment activities of the Department of Social Work, today 9th February 2018. The exhibition showcases the paintings of Mr. Tshering Dorji a student of Social Work, and Ms. Bhamini Kashyap a student of Language Studies, ADBU. There are thirty-six paintings in display. The paintings were were sold out soon after the inauguration.

Inaugurating the event the Vice Chancellor of ADBU, Fr. Stephen, thanked the student artists for their generosity and contribution towards the needs of society especially those who are less privileged.

Mr. Dorji is from Bhutan and teaches Fine Arts at Samtse College of Education, Royal University of Bhutan. He is currently pursuing his Master of Social Work studies at ADBU, and Ms. Kashyap is from Assam and is pursuing her BA programme in Language Studies. Both  the artists have many achievements , awards an fellowships at national and international levels.

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ADBU Sonapur celebrate Feast of Don Bosco

IMG_20180131_124624.jpgSonapur: The Assam Don Bosco University, Sonapur campus celebrated the feast of Don Bosco here today, 31st December 2018 in the presence of students, faculty and staff with songs, dances, skit and narration of Don Bosco’s life. During the programme Ms. Deborah Sangma, a senior student of Social Work took the university community through a life narration of St. John Bosco. Speaking on the occasion Fr. Dr. Stephen Mavely SDB, the Vice Chancellor of the University said ‘Don Bosco is not a God. He is for us an inspirer, a dreamer, a man with a vision that embraced the world of the young… If we get energized by even a small spark from his vision to reach out to them and the disadvantaged, we (each one of us, I mean) will find ourselves working miracles of transformation wherever we find ourselves…’ He exhorted every one to be DREAMERS as Don Bosco was.
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Assam Don Bosco University, Guwahati was setup by the Don Bosco Society to cater to the higher education needs of the young people especially in the Northeast India.

West Assam Milk Producers Cooperative Union Limited orients Students of Social Work

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Sonapur: The West Assam Milk Producers Cooperative Union Limited (WAMUL) visite the department of Social Work and interacted with the senior students of Social Work on 23 January 2018. WAMUL is managed by the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), India. WAMUL works with milk producers of rural Assam and has about 6000 registered members with its union.

The visiting team comprised of Dr. Roy Choudhury and Mr. Alan Savio. They emphasised on the role of young leadership in sustaining a project.

 

Dept of Social Work organise Life Skills Workshop

Life SkillsSonapur: The Department of Social Work, Assam Don Bosco University Organized a three days (19, 20 and 21 January 2018) workshop on  ‘ Life skills Training’ for the senior students of Social Work. The workshop focused on  – exploring self and the world they live in, create space and opportunities by self discovery, build on their strengths and understand and improve on their weaknesses, deal with their fears and anxieties and psychological wounds, re-discover dreams and reignite passion and articulate their aspirations realistically.

WAY Foundation, (We are Young) a ‘youth led’ organization, working on empowering young people through life skills facilitated the workshop.

Social Work Students go outside classroom to learn

ADBU Sonapur: The students of Social Work, Assam Don Bosco University are undertaking an academic study tour and rural practiccum from today the 8th December  till 22nd December 2017. While the senior students of third semester are travelling in four different groups in four different destination covering Kolkata, Jaipur, Delhi, Chandigarh and Mumbai; the junior students of first semester students are going for Rural Practiccum to an interior village near Indo-Bhutan border and last village called Kumarsali before entering Manas reserve forest .

The activities are part of academic requirements and are credited. While the study tour aims at exposing the students to various organisations – models and approaches of Social Work; the rural practiccum aims at orienting the students to understand the rurality – beauty, harshness, rustic life, generosity, poverty and honesty of Indian villages.