Mangaluru, April 21: The inauguration of Reflection Park and unveiling of a painted mural was organized at Roshni Nilaya, School of Social Work, here on Monday April 20th.
Dr Jacintha D’Souza and other dignitaries formally inaugurated the event by lighting the lamp.
Students of Roshni Nilaya, through a unique initiative, underwent a critical service learning programme using creative peaceful resistance (CPR) approach, by connecting with local domestic workers to learn about the insights and visions for change.
This critical service learning project uses a unique method to inform, engage, and transform communities.
This initiative was taken after Roshni Nilaya was selected for Fulbright Specialist grant from the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, which is on an assignment to work with Roshni Nilaya.
Dr Lorna Gonsalves, Fulbright specialist from the United States, who initiated the critical service learning project with the students, in her introductory speech thanked everyone for their support and cooperation throughout the project. She said, it was a pleasure to work with everyone involved in the project.
Addressing the students, she said, the future of this country lies in your hands. She also advised the students to make the best use of the available opportunities.
Dr Jacintha D’souza inaugurated the Reflection Park and unveiled the mural.
Dr Sophia Fernandes, Principal of School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya welcomed the gathering.
On this occasion, cultural events were exhibited which depicted the plight of domestic workers.