Community Services

St. Xavier's Institute of Education is a Christian college established and administered by the Jesuits Mumbai Province of the Society of Jesus. Its mission is to educate people living not only in the urban cities but also in the rural areas of Maharashtra. One of the pioneering Institution of Teacher Education, it collaborates with the Jesuit institutions in remote areas to accomplish the mission of the Jesuits of spreading education to all. SXIE perceives teachers as change agents and strives towards building up teachers with strong sense of social responsibility, compassion and service mindedness. That is reflected in its community outreach activities and the centers chosen to render this service. The students undertake community work at the following centers :

  • Orphanages
  • Old Age Homes
  • Home for destitute Children
  • REAP (Reach Education Action Programme )
  • UEP ( Universal Education Programme)
  • Rural Camps
  • Evening Schools
  • National Open School
  • Mental Health centers
  • Area Locality Management

 Community services were conducted at different centers. The programme was conducted in the following manner :

  • Student teachers were made aware of the objectives of Community service.
  • Orientation and guidelines were provided to the student teachers.
  • Need based programs/activities were designed by the student teachers in consultation with the staff and the community centers.
  • Feedback was sought from the community centers.

The community centers visited were as follows :

  • Songad - Shakti - SHAKTI - Legal Aid and Human Rights Centre, (LAHRC), PB No 19, Near RTO Check Post, Vankvel, Songadh, Dist- Tapi, Gujarat
  • Manmad - St. Xavier Vastiguha , Shanti Nagar, Yeola Road, Manmad-423104
  • Nandurbar- Jeevan Vidya Trust, Near Mhada Colony, Korit Road, Tel- Dist. Nanadurbar- 425412
  • Shirpur- Vishwa Mandal Sevashram Dhule
  • Uplat

 The groups were further divided into sub- groups according to the requirements of the camp. The camps were organised in the following camps:

  • Songad
  • Manmad
  • Nandurbar
  • Shirpur
  • Uplat
  • Akansha

Prior to conducting the rural camp, letters of information were sent to the camps and some letters were e-mailed to the camp in-charges. Along with the letters, SMS were sent to the organisations conducting the camp. A data sheet too was attached with the letter seeking suitable dates, number of students and other information regarding the camp. Some camps were telephonically informed about the camp too. After permission was obtained from the organisations, information was either gathered by reply to the e-mail or mailed back to the Institution. The Staff-in-charges and students discussed about the dates and students were allotted a camp in a lecture period.

The Staff-in-charges were updated regarding the organisations requirements of the camp. A certificate was given to each student on completion of the rural camp. An assembly slot was given to each group to share their reflections of the rural camp. The students were asked to write down the reflections regarding the rural camp each day on sheets of paper on a format given to the students by the Institution. The students during the assembly slot reflected positively towards the Rural Internship and had an enriching experience which they will cherish for a long time.

Community Service 2016-17

 

Rural camp was an inseparable activity of SXIE. As in the previous year, the institution gave the opportunity to the first year students to visit the various rural camp centres to experience the rural setup. The rural camp was scheduled from 5th to 9th December, 2016. The students were divided into three groups which were Ashaghad, Tara and Uplat.  Students visited and stayed there for a week to understand the socio cultural and economic context of the rural people. Various subjects such as English, History, Maths and Science were taught to the students belonging to that area.

Visit to community Centres - This academic year as a part of the co-curricular activities, the students visited various community centres that included Home for the aged and Home for the disadvantaged. This year a social outreach programme to various centres was arranged by the Institution to try and spread peace and joy. On 21st of December 2016, the student teachers and faculty visited different centres. Students organised multicultural activities at the centres. The different centres visited by the student teachers included places like; Ashadan, Navjyoti, St. Catherine’s (Andheri), Shishubhavan and St. Teresa’a (Santacruz). 

Prayas - Annual College Fest 2016-17

The Institution provided a platform for students at all levels to show case their talents at PRAYAS its annual college fest. The present year had competitions for school as well as Teacher Education college students

Academic Year 2014-15

Swatchata Abhiyan

 

This academic year, the annual college event Prayas was conducted on the theme of "Cleanliness" in keeping with the "Swatchata Abhiyan?. Under this programme, Street Walks and Street plays were organized on "Anti Spitting? at two different places in South Mumbai. Student teachers prepared placards and posters for the Street Walk and Street plays. The programme was organized to sensitize the common man about the issue. The Colaba traffic police collaborated with the institute for the programme.

Academic Year 2013-14

Water Walk

  • Water Walk (Peace March at Churchgate) by in-house student teachers.
  • Street Play on Water for Life at Churchgate and Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus by in-house student teachers.
  • Inter B.Ed. Collegiate Competitions (Pot Decoration, Poster Making, Advertisements on Water related props, Poetry Composition on Water themes).