Community service

Community service

Kinnaird Community Service Program is a manifestation of the commitment of Kinnaird College, its faculty and its students to play their role in providing service to the disadvantaged in the community. Community Service Program is an integral mandatory part of the 4 year undergraduate program at Kinnaird.

 

VISION

The vision of Kinnaird Community Service Program is to develop awareness in its students about the cultural, economic, environmental, and social issues of the community.

 

AIM

The Community Service Program aims to inculcate volunteerism and a keen sense of social responsibility towards the underprivileged in order to enable students to become catalysts for change.

OBJECTIVES

  1. To engage students in community service activities.
  2. To provide an opportunity for career development and skill development for students.
  3. To engage students in service projects that meet the needs and environmental concerns of the larger community and challenge them as they are actively developing, both cognitively and psychosocially.
  4. To demonstrate the importance of civic responsibility and empower students to engage in active citizenship even after graduating.

ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP PROGRAM

 

The Active Citizenship program is a non-profit program that promotes community cohesion and improvement through civic engagement or volunteering in around 30 countries. Run by the British Council and partner organizations, it aims to increase the contribution of community leaders towards achieving sustainable development both locally and globally.

 

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF ACP

  1. To develop leadership and advocacy skills and empower young people to play a pivotal role to bring positive social change within their communities.
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  3. To facilitate community and political participation amongst young people through interaction with local community, organizations and local and national governments.
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  5. To develop an understanding of diversity and difference ensuring inclusivity in terms of gender, disability, ethnicity, faith and vulnerability.
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  7. To facilitate young people to identify the links between local and global issues and correlate the national and global resonance of local actions.

 

PHASES OF ACP IN UNIVERSITY

The Learning Journey

It includes four modules based on the program designed by British Council and HEC. This is based on activities that help students to think through issues relating to their own identity.

The Social Action Project

The course ends when students form a team and plan a project together to benefit their communities. Students are supported by a facilitator (faculty member), and community service coordinator throughout as they go into the community and implement the project.

 

ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP IN KINNAIRD COLLEGE

Active Citizen Program was introduced in Kinnaird College in 2015 in collaboration with British Council and was made mandatory for their degree completion.

Teachers Training

From 2015 till now, three Training of Facilitators (TOF) have been conducted out of which 85 faculty members have been trained by British Council as facilitators to take ACP course.

Projects

Approximately 1800 Students (from three batches) have successfully completed their Active Citizenship Program, by conducting almost 290 Social Action Projects.

 

Achievements of ACP

 

  1. The projects “Heal the Burn” & “Women Empowerment” was shot for an international documentary of ACP made by British Council.
  2. Five Social Action Projects were selected to be displayed at International Summit on Civic Engagement held in Thailand in February 2017.
  3. A project “Go Green” was recognized and awarded as a best social action project in the Pakistan in a ceremony held in Islamabad in May 2017.
  4. Three students from the session 2015-2019 had represented Kinnaird College & Pakistan in an International Study Visit held in London, UK & Ukraine.
  5. Three students from the session 2016-2020 had represented Kinnaird College & Pakistan in an International Study Visit held in London, UK in January 2020 & Mexico in February 2020.
  6. Anila represented Pakistan in an “International Facilitators Development Workshop” held in London UK, in August 2017.

 

 

THE TEAM

 

Head of Department Prof. Dr. Rukhsana David

Dr. David is the serving principal of Kinnaird College. She completed her PhD in Fine Arts in 2009 from LCWU. Besides her vast professional experience, she has a passion for community service and has been doing so in her personal as well as professional capacity.     

 

Community Service Coordinator Ms. Anila Obed Arthur

Ms. Anila holds an M.Phil degree in Psychology and is an alumnus of Kinnaird College. She is working in this capacity for almost five and half years now and is responsible for smooth delivery of Active Citizenship Program.

Certified Teachers: Kinnaird College have more than 80 faculty members certified by British Council and working as facilitators for Active Citizenship Program.

 

ACCREDITATION

Kinnaird College for Women is a partner with British Council for ACP, also with Nestle for Nestle Healthy Women Program. It has also inaugurated Women Resource Center within Community Service department in collaboration with FACES Pakistan and Australian Government (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade).