Programs by Bachelor’s in Social Work

  1. Project Nationality (9th October 2015)

Nationality aimed at sharing the feeling of pride among every Nepali for being the citizen of the country where everyone is equal despite of belonging to different culture, religion, and ethnicity. The program enlisted a series of campaign which prioritized in developing the feeling of patriotism and brotherhood. The program focused on overall development of nation and promoting the concept of self-dependent and unity in diversity, which is the tradition and originality of the nation.

As a part of activities done under Nationality included a large human chain from Thapathali to Babbarmahal Via Matighar, with a lot of Nationality slogans. After about an hour in the street raising awareness, everyone gathered in Maitighar Mandala where a Nepali National flag was hosted and a map of Nepal was demonstrated. The program ended with a musical performance of a patriotic song.

  1. Project Hope International Film Festival (10th October, 2015)

"Project Hope International Film Festival 2015 " Featured 7 Short movies of maximum 8 minutes, containing theme of this year’s International Day For Disaster Risk Reduction i.e. " Knowledge For Life “, were  prepared by the youth. Real life experience and creative ideas were promoted. The target group themselves tailored awareness for themselves and people of their age group, which will obviously be more effective. Besides, it will help to light out hidden issues in the different society which can be helpful in future awareness campaign.

Participating Movies:

  1. Alpabiram   ( Winner )
  2. Ullen`s School ( Runner up )
  3. Shree
  4. Barha
  5. Pralobhan
  6. Ullen`s School
  7. Anushruti Adhikari

Judges :

Nischal Basnet , Actor/ Director  , Nepali Movies ( loot , Kabbaddi , Chadke)

Gaurav Pahari , Actor ( Manjari , Hostel ) 

Awards and Recognition: 500 USD for the winning Director and 300 USD for runner up.

The Xavier’s day this year was celebrated in a quite a different way. All the four different classes had that own different way of conducting social service activities all of which in one way or the other contributed to the society.

I year

This day the students of BSW 1st year organized blood donation program in Red Cross society, Bhaktapur. The ongoing earthquake and blockade displayed the need of blood in the hospitals, and donating blood in Red Cross society was the best way to contribute. Students of first year also donated some blood. The blood was donated to the Red Cross Society itself which would provide the bloods to the needed people in the hospitals or people in need.

II Year

On the contrary to usual Xavier's Day celebration, BSW 2nd year students organized a fund raising program at Bouddha. Gift shop, face painting, smile for a cause, polish for a cause, tea stalls and street performance were the major highlights of the program. Residential children of The Care Home, Dhapakhel were gifted warm clothes for winter along with stationery items from the collected amount.

III Year

With the coincidence of two remarkable days, Xavier's Day celebration and National Disability Day; BSW 3rd year students went to Nepal Orthopedic Hospital, Jorpati as to bring them out from their daily routine and create a happy environment for people with disability. During the event, students organized fun game like breaking the pot; informal programs were conducted like drama, dance, prize distribution and in house performances as well. Similarly, blood donation program was also carried out on the other side. BSW 3rd year was able to bring smile on everyone's face

IV Year

BSW batch 2012-2016 went to Chepang Community of Jogimara VDC,Dhading for a 3 days camp with activities that encouraged community participation. 4th year batch organized a mini sports day in a local school “Shree Jalakanya Primary School” with 70 Chepeng students. Besides this, a Focused Group Discussion was conducted among the community people to improve and motivate student’s attendance in the school. Another major activity done was painting. Team painted the community center built by an organization "Sangsangai" in colloboratin with the local school. The camp was more effective and even the students learnt about the lifestyle of Chepang Community.

  1. Winter Warmth   (6th December, 2015)

The event is a grass-root level initiation taken for the betterment of the street-living children of Kathmandu valley. In regard to this issue, St. Xavier’s College organized a charitable event to raise fund in order to support those children 60+ who are completely leading street life with some warm clothes. With this event, we hope to bring small yet remarkable change in the life of those kids.

"Winter Warmth" Charity event was successful to reach children who are completely living their life on streets. Fund was raised from the event which held from 6th-7th December in St. Xavier's college. Warm jackets were distributed to children from different areas such as Buddha, Chahbil, Pashupati, Newroad, Basantapur, Gongagbu, Purano bus park, Patan. Also, tea and biscuits were provided to children in the day of our visit.

  1. Social Work Symposium (8th March – 17th March 2015)

Social Work Symposium was a program organized by the department of Social Work, St. Xavier’s College, Maitighar in collaboration with North-South-South, HOPE Project of Finland. The day was celebrated to mark the International Social Work Day, on 17th of March, 2015, with the theme “To Promote the dignity and worth of people. A week long symposium included different programs to promote the dignity and worth of people.  The symposium was the very first event of its kind in Nepal with an aim to foster social work education and practice in Nepal. The event comprised following activities.

  • Seminar on “Acquiring the citizenship from mother’s name”

The Opening of symposium started with a seminar on “Acquiring the citizenship from mother’s name”- by Advocate Mr. Subin Mulmi. There is no provision of acquiring a citizenship from the mother’s name in Nepal, except some special cases even which is a very arduous task. This program gave an insight on the present situation of the people who were denied the right to their identity. It was an important issue, which was a challenge to be overcome in the future, for aspiring social workers who attended the program.

  • Up for Buzz

Up for Buzz was the Quiz Contest designed to test the intellectual abilities of the students on social issues. It explored the necessity for the social work students to have a quick know-how of the contemporary social work issue. Each college had one team with “3 members” for the preliminary rounds. Date was scheduled for 12th March and 15th March, 2015. On 12th preliminary rounds were held and finale was held on 15th.

  • Extempore/Speech Competition

The participants picked out from the cheats where they were given a topic to be deal with. Topics were based upon the theme itself. But, the preparation time was given. Since, it was an impromptu speech competition; participants were judged on the promptness, strong analysis and body language. 2 participants from each participated. The competition was held on 15th March, 2015.

  • Think in ink

Think in ink was an Essay writing competition. It was designed to have a short know how on how well we know about ongoing social issues being a part of Society. Participants writing were judged on the basis of its exploration. Two participants represented their college. Each of them were expected to ink in their views within 500 words within the given time frame. This event was held on 15th march, 2015.

  • Collage making Competition

Collage making competition explored the creative output of participants. Participants were provided with the topic, necessary kits required to prepare a collage. Topic for collage making was ‘Social Justice’ and was based on the theme of International Social work day.  4 members from each college teamed up to participate. After the collage was completed, participants were given two minutes to explain their art piece to judges. This competition was scheduled for 15th March, 2015.

  • Remains from the Lens

Aspiring photographers from each college teamed up into two and share their stories through their photographs. All the photographs associated the idea with the international Social Work day theme ‘Promoting dignity and worth of people.’ Submitted photographs were exhibited on 17th March 2015, the closing ceremony of social work symposium.

  • Project AVENUE

Project Avenue was the innovative social project presentation. 3 members are from each college had prepared an innovative social project of their own or already an implemented project dedicated towards social transformation. After the end of their presentation they faced the defence for their social projects from our judges. ‘Ma swadesi’ a club of St. Xavier’s college won the project and were rewarded Rs.10000 for their idea of creating a low budget library at rural villages of Nepal.

  • Fast Track

Project Fast track was an adventurous treasure hunt event incorporating social work knowledge. This was the Team Building exercise and all the students enjoyed and learnt the most.  Each team had Five people from each college who participated.

  • Flash Mob, Street Drama and Cultural Program

On the evening of 13th we organized a flash mob at Basantapur Durbar Square. It was an immense pleasure to see the overwhelming audience’s response. The flash mob incorporated the recent acid attack which had occurred in the same place and an awareness and cultural programs.

  1. Social Works Day 2016
  • Badge Distribution (15th March 2016)

On social workers day this year, social work department completes 20 years of academic social work in Nepal. Realizing the essence of social work and its failure to be licensed as a profession, the theme of this year’s social work day was termed as “Promoting Professional Social Work in Nepal”. In the same occasion a social work badge was also distributed amongst the students and the faculty of Social Work. Similarly a semester long program was also inaugurated this very day.

  • Children’s Summer Camp (7th, 8th, and 9th April 2016)

Children’s Summer Camp is a part of celebration of Social Work Day “Semester Celebration”, where around 150 students from a government schools and three different agencies were brought inside St. Xavier’s College and a whole day fun-learn activities were performed. The group was divided into half for each day (7th and 8th) and was further divided into juniors, semi-juniors and seniors to perform activities as per their interest. The children enjoyed a lot while they were playing games, having fun, eating and at the same time learning a lot! This program ended on 9th April with a grand closing ceremony where Wilson Bikram Rai (chief guest) made the program even more special with his comedy show.