The American college introduced Service Learning Programme (SLP) into Part V course in the year 2014. From then onwards, SLP started to function on extending the boundaries of academics. It works on a multidisciplinary educational approach that stresses the importance of social responsibilities in handling community and environmental issues. Some issues have been identified and grouped into five projects; they are Solid Waste Management, Vaigai Ecology, Village Ecology, School Extension Programme, and Child Support Work in Orphanages.
Under the guidance of Principal, a Coordinator, Five project leaders and thirty-two project associates involve actively and monitor more than 2000 students of both I and II years. These students voluntarily enrol themselves in different projects, work actively, and develop their knowledge and skills by contributing their academics to community development.
Coordinator of Service Learning Program : Mr. S. T. Jacob Ponraj
|Project Leader: Mrs. Sunitha Evelyn Christy|
|Project Associates||1||Dr. S.Vanitha|
|4||Mrs. C. Jameslyn Vithya|
|5||Mrs. R. Prabha|
Course Code: SLP 1210 120 Hrs. – 2 Credits
Course Code: SLP 2210 120 Hrs. – 2 Credits Course objective:
The course aims at broadening the awareness of the issues faced by children in orphanages through building positivity among them and thereby creating ethic and civic responsibility among the students of The American College.
i. Profiling orphanages in Madurai District.
ii. Identifying the socio-economic profile of the children in selected orphanages.
iii. Sharing of the knowledge and skills obtained in The American College with the selected orphan-centres.
iv. Inculcation of health and hygiene awareness and healthy practices of the children in the orphanages.
v. Setting of a library in the selected orphan centres and inculcating reading practices.
vi. Imparting creative skills among the children in the orphanage home.
vii. Sensitization of the children about nature and the environment.
viii. Inculcation of health and hygiene awareness and healthy practices of the children in the orphanages.
ix. Setting of a library in the selected orphan centres and inculcating reading practices.
x. Imparting creative skills among the children in the orphanage home.
xi. Sensitization of the children about nature and the environment.
A) Orphanages and old age homes were adopted to extend the care and support to the old people residing in:
B) Care and support extended to orphanages
C) Cleaning campaigns at old age home.
D) Awareness programs on Health issues
E) Book Collection Campaign for needy children