Kadambari recognizes the learning opportunities outside classroom and curriculum. In human life course, the age of 18- 30 are highly energetic and curious stage. Studies have shown that, when the energy of youth is channelized by meaningful activities, it helps to shape them to be creative, proactive, participatory and introspective. It assembles students’ identity and holds power to transform capabilities into abilities for students transforming potential to kinetics. Hence Kadambari offers different types of co-curricular activities to create harmony between syllabus and co-curricular exercises and complement their curricular education. The activities are designed provide space for intrapersonal and interpersonal development. We aspires our students to be intrapreneurs in all of their actions and keep enhancing themselves. Hence all of our co-curricular programs are designed for our students’ exposures, absorbance, and experiences. Rather than modeling others, we encourage our students to be the best version of them through different activities.
During a more than decade long experience in educating undergraduate students in social work, Kadambari has improvised our methods of mentoring and teaching young minds. The present scenario of development and job drive are now demanding executives with versatile knowledge of different office skills as well as social skills along with their sound academic performance.
Active Sundays are designed with different 4 activities in each month beginning with Students’ Day, 3D discourse and Human library, Documentary day and Outreach Day. The aim of the program is to promote the culture of logical thinking , discussion, presentation, writing, public speaking and strengthen group cohesiveness among college community and develop active positive studentship.
USE OF ART AND DRAMA IN SOCIAL WORK
Kadambari Memorial College has a long standing partnership with Artists in Community International in integrating arts in Social Work education and practice. Artist in Community International works across a range of visual and performing arts practices bringing the arts into the community – particularly for those who have little or no access to the arts. It was founded by Alex Pinder (also known as Jyoti Mukherjee), actor, theatre director and teacher and Anne Riggs PhD artist, trainer with a special interest in trauma, grief and loss to engage and support artists and arts practice in communities. With Artists In Community International, we are inspiring and educating our Social Work students to be creative in and through art-making to work with the communities, individuals .
Past training Workshop
Use of Art and Drama in Social Work, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,2018
Read about the training
USE OF CAMERA WORK IN SOCIAL WORK
Visuals are very strong medium of presenting different social actions and research work of Social Work. Photography has been utilized by Social Workers as means to activism, advocacy, and research presentation Campaigning and many other innovative ways. Photography and video have been integral part of our co-curricular education to complement the effectiveness of curricular intend. Kadambari provides training on using camera work in social work from photo journalist Ms.Joanne Lane, founder of Camera for Asia, Queensland, and Australia to Kadambari students. The duration of the training depends on the topic of the workshop.
Past training :
- 2017 : Photography Advocacy
- 2019 :Photography Essay: 3 days workshop on Social –Documentary and photographic essay
SHORT FILM COMPETITION
Kadambari integrates documentary and film in its educational pedagogy and also encourage students to utilize this technique in Social Work to prepare them to be familiar of the visual media for development communication in different settings of their interventions. The college organizes short film competition among its students in its foundation day to allow students to demonstrate their ability to use visuals in their social action and research work. The winning team is awarded with running shield called AWAZ.
KADAMBARI COMMUNITY CAFE
Kadambari Memorial College organizes training on Community Café as tool of participatory appraisal, relationship building , learning and research process. A formal half day training on community café is given to students during their study years to equip them and making them able to host the community café . Learnt from Prof Bonney Castel, Mannitoba Unviersity , Canada in 2016 and localized and contextualized to the present contexts of Social Work, Community Café has been Kadambari Memorial College important tools of education and practice since then.
Past Community Cafe Conducted by Kadambari
- 2015, July 10: Community Café, Nepal , Organized by Sutra centre, Nepal School of Social Work, and Kadambari Memorial College in collaboration with University of Manitoba, Canada.
- 2017, April 4th: Community Café- Harvest, organized for Harvest: High Mountain Asia-Building Resilience to Water Variability using Experiments, Survey and Accounts of Tradition, International Workshop, organized by University of Leeds, University of Bristol, research council UK and Practical Action, Nepal.
- 27th May, 2017, Community Café: Youth in Sustainable Cities and Communities: Challenges and Opportunities, for Youth for Human Rights International Conference on Human Rights and UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
- 19th March,2019: Community Café: Sustainable Cities and Communites, organized by Kadambari in National Youth Conference, Promoting Human Relationship for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals ,2019.
- 20th, April, 2019 Community Café : Unleashing the Power of Youth in South Asia for Peace and Human Rights in 7th Annual South Asia Regional Human Rights Summit, Youth for Human Rights International .
Kadambari Memorial College organizes different events each year and involves students as organizers. Foundation Day and World Social are two main events that college organizes. Every year National level conference is organized to provide students macro level experiences in national event. Kadambari also organizes International conference, symposium and workshop. All the students have to engage in different committee of the events and practice event management which they also study in their course.