Communities-services

A pro gramme of community service, is designed to inculcate sensitivity to the plight of the less fortunate, ecological awareness and the dignity of labor. Students are encouraged to undertake with their syllabi, such as rural interaction, working with the mentally and physically challenged, working with the poor, making compost pits, campus gardening, tree-planting, paper recycling and waste management etc. The creation of special interest groups and societies is based on current student and teacher interests, such as Astronomy, Wild Life, Scientific, Computing, Literacy, etc.

Life skills are those abilities that promote mental wellbeing and competence in young people to face realities of life. Young people in the age group of 10-19 are vulnerable to various factors like risk taking behavior, life style related health problems, etc. as an enabling factor; life skills will help them develop the concept of oneself through their interactions with their peers and society. There are different approaches and strategies to teach life skills. The most common methods that are used in the schools are through dance, art, music, debate, class discussion and brainstorming events. Life skills are taught part of the curriculum also within the classroom. The objective of this study is to gather the literature related to community service learning and its impact on students. The methodology used for the present study is literature survey. From the readings and the other findings it is proved that there are lot of studies done on community service learning and its impact in developing various skills among adolescents. However there are no studies done to evaluate life skills among children when they are involved in community service learning.