Social Labs

As an institution that forms social scientists and activists, the College has taken efforts to build up and use social labs where there is an integration of theory and practice, experimentation and experiential learning. These labs function under the overall supervision of the Principal and the immediate supervision of the Director of Loyola Extension Services. The various labs are:

Loyola Family Counselling Centre

The centre functions as a social lab for the MSW and MA students in practising their skills. Counselling, social awareness programmes, premarital counselling and legal literacy camps, facilitating rehabilitation and referral services, counselling training programmes, providing resource inputs to NGOs and collaboration with voluntary organizations and government departments are the major activities of the centre. Counselling is provided to clients of various categories and age groups at the centre, sub centres, and in the family court in individual sessions and in groups as required.

 

Community Organization/ Women's Empowerment Unit
The various activities of this cell include conducting Awareness Programmes for the SHGs, facilitating thrift, Credit Services, Self Employment/Income Generation Programme, Human Resource Development, Organization Development and Development of Infrastructure.
CHILDLINE Nodal Agency
The Loyola Extension Services functions as the nodal agency for CHILDLINE Thiruvananthapuram. CHILDLINE focuses on the relief and rehabilitation of children in distress. Any child in distress or anyone aware of the distressing situation of a child in the district can avail the free service round the clock (day and night) by dialling the toll-free number 1098. It is a project of the Ministry of Women and Child Development of Government of India in partnership with the State Government, NGOs, Corporate sectors, CIF and caring individuals.

Street children, child labourers, children who have been abused, child victims of flesh trade, disabled children, institutionalized children, child drug addicts, children affected by HIV/AIDS, conflict or disasters and children whose families are in crisis are the ones who come within the ambit of its services. Child rights centre functions along with this project.

Loyola Students' Counselling Centre
This is a centre primarily devoted to providing counselling services to the school children in and around Sreekariyam Panchayat. There are training programmes conducted for teachers of the area to equip them with basic counselling skills. The Centre also caters to the counselling needs of college students and other youth in distress.
Child Rights Center
The Loyola Extension Services functions as the nodal agency for CHILDLINE Thiruvananthapuram. CHILDLINE focuses on the relief and rehabilitation of children in distress. Any child in distress or anyone aware of the distressing situation of a child in the district can avail the free service round the clock (day and night) by dialling the toll-free number 1098. It is a project of the Ministry of Women and Child Development of Government of India in partnership with the State Government, NGOs, Corporate sectors, CIF and caring individuals
     

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