Activities on June 22, 2007
In the morning we attended an interactive lecture given by Dr. George SJ, the Principal of Loyola College. Unlike the classes here, our session was interactive, and it was very beneficial to us. The topic was “Social Analysis: Skill for survival”, and this is a very useful method to analyze and evaluate any situation in order to find some way of dealing with it. To practice and use our newly acquired skills, we split into groups, chose a social topic, and evaluated it. We will be able to use social analysis in our personal life, as well as with public issues.
In the afternoon, after a wonderful lunch at the College, we had various activities to pick from. Some students went into town to shop and others were busy getting assignments done, check e-mail, or call home.
At 8p.m. there was an interactive session with about 40 students from Kochi, who were on this campus for a few days. Everyone had a chance to mingle, get to converse with one another, and compare education, career goals and personal things that are different in our cultures. The visitors from Kochi are also social work students; however they are all studying on their Masters. A pre-requisite is a degree in another social science. Our gathering lasted about two and a half hours.