By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, January 30: Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) is holding a community self help week from January 27, and will conclude on January 31 under its Swastyayan.
Swastyayan, meaning a fight to eradicate the ills of our society, is a social commitment project of ADBU initiated with a belief that all people are potential sources who could contribute meaningfully to development and transformation of society. “Its aim has been to make ourselves (potential resources) readily and voluntarily available to the needs and call of the poor and vulnerable communities in Assam and beyond,” said ADBU vice chancellor Fr. (Dr.) Stephen Mavely SDB in a statement issued to the press.
In the past two remarkable years, the project has been conducting tutorial classes for over 200 children of poor and margilized families of Azara, Garal and Dharapur Gaon Panchayats of Kamrup district. In these classes, different subjects, such as, Mathematics, General Sciences, Social Sciences and English are being taught, besides providing them with cutting–edge inputs on soft skills, career guidance, persolity development, etc, the statement said. The Computer Education Programme was another activity which was launched in 2014 due to the felt need and requests coming from these children themselves, the vice–chancellor said.
“In 2015, as we recommit ourselves, in our humble ways, to Saint John Bosco’s ideals of love for children and youth, we envisage a self–reliant and stronger Swastyayan,” the VC said, and added that in this regard, a community self help week was being organized from January 27 and would end on January 31, 2015, that is, the Feast Day of Saint John Bosco.