CENTRE FOR SOCIAL ACTION (CSA)

CENTER FOR SOCIAL ACTION

 

Center for Social Action (CSA), is a student volunteer body which aims for the development of the society, and works collectively towards the better future of today's society.
Established in 1999, in the Bangalore campus, CSA is a novel organization for the Delhi NCR campus, started in the year 2019. It teaches the students to be responsible and respectful towards the society and to work for a cause. CSA picks up currently relevant issues and aims to work towards the solutions for those issues. The current issues being looked over by CSA are waste management, child development and recycling. The student body, along with the mentor, tries to spread awareness and take actions for these issues.

Center of Social Action encompasses such traits which thereby led to the development of an individual holistically, the ones who’s investing its best efforts to aggrandize society as a whole and the one who are eager to learn, receiving help to withstand in the societal setup and the most predominant requisite is no one will left behind in terms of growth, sustainability, utilization of resources, provision of equity in cast, color, creed, gender and sex.

The CSA wing is divided into two separate independent student bodies.

 

DRISHTI is a wave, voice and a wing of CSA, cultivating awareness and sensitization among the crowd by the medium of street theatre. Our voices are as formidable as our stepping steps towards theatre. We display intense content in a coherent manner. Drishti volunteers are introduced in an art of theatre where in group brainstorming sessions, magnetic script making, meetings held in a quotidian pace on how to proceed evolution of new ideas in order to incorporate our best on the streets. In a year of its existence Drishti volunteers enacted plays on awareness in context of polythene abuse, Desh ke Veer- aggrandizing the sacrifices of military in India, throwing light on various waste disposal activities and miscellaneous flash mobs on  the occasion of  inter and intra fest scintillating throughout the campus. Drishti aims to offer endeavors in boon for the awareness of discrete sectors. 

MISSION AND VISION


CSA is a medium for advancing volunteerism and empowering students to come out as socially dependable residents through formative activities. It imagines to make each student mindful, delicate, sympathetic and adding to manageable changes in the general public.

Our goals are:

  •       To energize comprehensive advancement of students by including them in social activity.
  •      To help make the University a method through which oppressed segments of society can access unmistakable upgrades in their personal satisfaction.
  • To encourage imaginative practices in fortifying college network connections.

 

CENTER FOR SOCIAL ACTION

 

Center for Social Action (CSA), is a student volunteer body which aims for the development of the society, and works collectively towards the better future of today's society.
Established in 1999, in the Bangalore campus, CSA is a novel organization for the Delhi NCR campus, started in the year 2019. It teaches the students to be responsible and respectful towards the society and to work for a cause. CSA picks up currently relevant issues and aims to work towards the solutions for those issues. The current issues being looked over by CSA are waste management, child development and recycling. The student body, along with the mentor, tries to spread awareness and take actions for these issues.

Center of Social Action encompasses such traits which thereby led to the development of an individual holistically, the ones who’s investing its best efforts to aggrandize society as a whole and the one who are eager to learn, receiving help to withstand in the societal setup and the most predominant requisite is no one will left behind in terms of growth, sustainability, utilization of resources, provision of equity in cast, color, creed, gender and sex.

The CSA wing is divided into two separate independent student bodies.

 

DRISHTI is a wave, voice and a wing of CSA, cultivating awareness and sensitization among the crowd by the medium of street theatre. Our voices are as formidable as our stepping steps towards theatre. We display intense content in a coherent manner. Drishti volunteers are introduced in an art of theatre where in group brainstorming sessions, magnetic script making, meetings held in a quotidian pace on how to proceed evolution of new ideas in order to incorporate our best on the streets. In a year of its existence Drishti volunteers enacted plays on awareness in context of polythene abuse, Desh ke Veer- aggrandizing the sacrifices of military in India, throwing light on various waste disposal activities and miscellaneous flash mobs on  the occasion of  inter and intra fest scintillating throughout the campus. Drishti aims to offer endeavors in boon for the awareness of discrete sectors. 

MISSION AND VISION


CSA is a medium for advancing volunteerism and empowering students to come out as socially dependable residents through formative activities. It imagines to make each student mindful, delicate, sympathetic and adding to manageable changes in the general public.

Our goals are:

  •       To energize comprehensive advancement of students by including them in social activity.
  •      To help make the University a method through which oppressed segments of society can access unmistakable upgrades in their personal satisfaction.
  • To encourage imaginative practices in fortifying college network connections.

 

INITIATIVES AND EVENTS

 

Slum Community Development Project

Slum Community Development Project in Bombay Colony and Reth Mandi slum in Ghaziabad has completed 2 years with a special focus on the holistic development of the slum communities. Education and health care of children under 16 years and the empowerment of women towards socio-economic development through the promotion and strengthening of Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) and creating sustainable livelihood opportunities are the major components of the intervention. There is support from the BCI to implement the project.  The major programs implemented in the project are Awareness Programmes and Health Care Programme, Activity Centre, Daycare Centre, Computer Centre and Self-Help Groups.

 

CHILD SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM

“Child Sponsorship Programme” is an inspiring initiative of CHRIST (Deemed to be University) with the special efforts and contribution by the students and staff who render monetary and student-mentoring services for children from slum communities. Christites sponsor the education of the less privileged school-going children at two urban slums of Ghaziabad. The initiative took off during the year 2019-2020.

To support a child, CSA raises Rs.4000/- per academic year and renders help towards his / her Education as well as life skills development.

Through this support, the sponsored children are provided with required educational materials like notebooks, bags, shoes and school fees.  Moreover, Children are enrolled in the activity centre to improve academic/non-academic performance through informal academic sessions, extracurricular activities, personality development camps, picnic cum study exposure, and sports events. The sponsorship will be continued up to 16 years of age to ensure the completion of the education of the child until 10th grade. Sponsorship money has been collected for 12 students to look after their education and over all development for the academic year 2020-2021.

ACTIVITY CENTER

Our main aim is to help the children from our project areas to have a better after-school experience and to provide a platform for learning which helps them grow. Events, activities and carnivals are organized by volunteers to bring out the best in the children and provide them a platform to display their talents. The main purpose of it is to engage the children in our project areas and mold them to be the leaders of tomorrow. The activity center is not just a place to teach, but also to learn. It is a place where you are a sister or a brother, a mentor and a friend.

 

KAI PO CHE

Date: 14 August, 2019

Venue: Block A & B Entrance Space

Highlights of the event:

• To mark the celebration of 73rd Independence Day, CSA organized a Kite Flying Competition on 14th August, 2019.

• All the students gathered in the football ground at 3 in the evening. There were 50 volunteers around 400 spectators.

• Some of the kites were handmade. Students wrote positive messages on them.

• The spirit of freedom and nationalism was well exhibited by everyone. Students as well as faculty members were seen thronging a sky full of kites.

• The event ended up in the evening at the set of dusk with cheer filled up throughout the length and breadth of the campus.

 

PLASTIC CLEAN UP CAMPAIN

Date: 15 September, 2019

Venue: Block A, Seminar Hall

Highlights of the event:

• This campaign was a collaboration Between CSA and SWO.

• On 25 Sept 2019 there was an attempt to sensitize the student community on this issue through a small campaign in the campus.

•   Objectives of the campaign were as follows:

  1. To spread awareness about the hazards of plastic.
  2. To impart knowledge about the reduction and re-use of plastic.
  3. To contribute towards preserving the environment and reduction of plastic pollution.

• Students were educated on the importance of recycling of plastic and introduced about Biodegradable plastic, which is a new form of reusing plastic.

•  A street play was performed by the DRISTHI team members.

• The dignitaries of the program were Mr. Dinesh Chandra Singh the IAS, city commissioner, Mr. Sudhir Sharma- Zonal officer and Father Sunny Joseph-Administrative officer. 

• Mr. Dinesh Chandra motivated the students to be happy and fit by giving healthy food tips and performing Yoga “ Sirsasana ". He advised the student to use cloth and steel instead of plastic. He told the students to avoid fast food in order to be healthy and fit. Saplings were planted in the Anand Training Centre.  This was a small effort taken by the Students of the university to spread awareness in view of conserving the planet for our future generations and try to cut down the use of plastic.

 

EM (Enamour Moppet)

Date: 19 December, 2019

Venue: Activity Centre

Highlights of the event:

• EM (Enamour Moppet) - a fulfilling Christmas celebration was organized for our adopted Project area students by CSA volunteers.

• The programme was scheduled from 10am – 3:00pm. Student volunteers of CSA, Christ University and staff members of Slum Community Development Project initiated the programme.

• Around 250 children along with the SCDP staff members arrived at 10am. The programme started with prayers to Almighty.

• After helping them settle in, student volunteers gave them refreshments. This was followed by games and other activities for CSA children.

• Stalls were set up for games like bowling, fish race, face painting, balloon popping, ball in the cups, musical choirs, coin in the bucket, origami, dog in the bone etc.

• After games, a Zumba dance session was organized for the children. Students were provided food boxes after the dance session.

• There was also a surprise element towards the end of the function. One of the student volunteers dressed up as Santa Claus and gave each child a chocolate. The event concluded with the felicitation of teachers and distribution of gifts to children.

 

 

PARIVARTANA

Parivartana, is an effort towards a more sustainable world. It was an initiative for waste segregation, which would later help in the recycling of the waste and to lessen the quantity of food waste being generated, by teaching and students the cost of wasting food, in an eco-friendly manner. Volunteers are engaged in, clean-up drives, putting up posters, setting up dustbins and various other campaigns. Eco friendly dustbins were set up in the sets of 3 covering all the cafeterias contributing to the Waste Management Project.

 

NUDGE FOUNDATION

A group of students are engaged actively with the NUDGE Foundation- GURUKUL program which consists of underprivileged young adults from all parts of the country seeking jobs. Here the student volunteers engage in their training process which includes communication skills, interviewing skills, work ethics, self-grooming, banking basics etc.

On 25th January NUDGE students' batch 2019-2020 graduated successfully with 100% placement in various companies as customer care service employees. It was commemorated with a formal felicitation ceremony and was a proud moment for all.

The whole project serves as a great learning ground for students and equips them with numerous skills working with a purpose driven team.

 

ENLIGHTEN

During the testing times of the pandemic of COVID-19, the CSA still didn't stop working and came up with their new program called Enlighten. The program aims to make everyone aware of the social issues of today, along with some ready hacks for waste management and self-care for everyone to practice at their own houses.

 

FIGHTING COVID-19

In a bid to ease the pain of life under lockdown, some staff and administration of Campus have joined hands to provide food and ration free to the poor. Food is being prepared and distributed twice a day for as hundred people since the day one of the lockdown. Apart from this, 20kg ration per family has been distributed to 100 families in the Reth Mandi slum area