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