Service learning is part of our Triveni Programme that focuses on building a communitarian ethic — helping students understand the common good in different contexts and so that they can work towards it as they move forward in life. Service learning is not simply to serve others but to come into an awareness of your space in the world and how you impact others and are impacted by them. It’s not about ‘solving’ problems — it’s about engaging with the community, thinking critically about issues around development, and building your skills so you can be a valuable member of every community you are a part of today and tomorrow.
‘Service’ and ‘learning’ are equally important components of these projects — through community service, you will gain structured learning that develops your knowledge, skills, and perspective. You will see theoretical concepts play out in the world, develop interpersonal skills, learn to work with others, get exposed to different perspectives, and expand your own worldview. Service Learning transforms student attitudes, showing us that we have to be open-minded and lifelong learners to be full participants in our chosen communities. Students work with our partner NGOs, engaging with the community on- and off-campus on issues of social justice and inequity.