Society for International Education
iEARN Centre, Pakistan
SIE/iEARN Professional Development Program
January-June 2016 - Karachi
Workshop Title: Reach Out-Youth Volunteering and Community Service
Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Date: Saturday, 19 March, 2016
Focused participants: Subject teachers, Social Studies and Science teachers, Project
Coordinators, Project Managers
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. (Anne Frank)
Community service is a voluntary activity that in some way benefits members of the community. The promotion of volunteerism, i.e. a favorable attitude toward volunteer work in the minds of individuals, is seen as the primary purpose of community service activities. It directly benefits to the community through the work performed. Youth are able to play many more social roles than we usually give them credit for. Leaders from schools and community groups can use service-learning as a powerful vehicle to improve studentsí achievement, build character, and build leadership skills.
Through this workshop we aim at enabling teachers to implement one of the most rewarding and high impact efforts for their communities by involving young people in service and service-learning. The first part of the workshop session will present the basic concept, strategic planning and curriculum integration of a school wise service learning program. Participants will be introduced to a structured framework to support the design and preparation of service projects lead by groups of young people.
The second part of the workshop would undertake the introduction of and planning for the GYSD (Global Youth Service Day), the largest service event in the world, mobilizes youth to identify and address the needs of their communities through service, recruits the next generation of volunteers, and educates the public about the year-round contributions of young people as community leaders.
A teacherís guide would be given to each of the participants containing valuable resources on community service and service learning projects.
Objectives of the workshop