Kathmandu: The semester-long waiting, planning and preparation finally saw the light of day as the twelve students and faculty from the concentration of Family and Child Welfare (MSW), Assam Don Bosco University, Guwahati, found themselves on the streets of Kathmandu for their Study Tour Programme 2013. The study tour programme began in earnest as the first organizational visit was conducted to WOREC Nepal, on the 8th of December 2013.
Study Tour is an integral component of the Master in Social Work (MSW) programme offered by the ADBU. It is an avenue for the students to chose a location for conducting a study of the organizations working in the thematic areas of their chosen concentration. This year, the students and faculty of Family and Child Welfare Concentration, Department of Social Work, ADBU have, thus, organised a study tour to Kathmandu starting on the 5th of December and ending on the 16th of December 2013.
Ms. Sanibhalin, a participating student said, “As a part of our study tour programme, we hope to visit government and non-government organisations working in the thematic areas of children, women, youth, elderly and families.”
“While this exposure will give us the opportunity to gather first-hand information about organisations in Nepal, it will also help us in building a network and collaborative ventures in the days to come,” added Ms Iarilang Mawrie, another participating student.
During the ten-day programme, the students will visit different organizations, namely, WOREC Nepal, Maiti Nepal, Women Awareness Center (WACN), Tewa Foundation, Nagarika Awaz, Don Bosco School, Amnesty International, St. Xavier’s College, SABS HIV/AIDS Hospice for Children, Shakti Samuha, Agro-forestry Basic Health and Cooperative Nepal, Care Nepal, Don Bosco School Siddhipur, and Don Bosco Technical Institute Thecho.
“I have already learnt much on the first-day-visit to WOREC and I am very excited of the prospect of learning much more in the days to come,” said Habadei K. Sati, student of the finance committee.