The Service Learning Week
Tangaza University College, the Regional Hub in Africa for Uniservitate Service Learning organized a Service Learning week from 8th – 10th September 2021 with an aim of disseminating more information on Service Learning institutionalization process and Integration of Service Learning into Teaching, Learning and Research. The event had an active participation of Mwenge Catholic University (Tanzania), University of Kisubi (Uganda), Catholic University of Central Africa Centrale (Cameroon) and Loyola University of Congo (Democratic Republic of Congo).
There were various activities and panels by specialists who shared their vast experience on the theme of the week, “The Role of Service Learning and its impact amidst the pandemic.” They opened the dialogue to emphasize on the experiences, perspectives, turning points and opportunities for implementing service-learning and solidarity service in the context of pandemics.
The Service Learning week event aimed at strengthening faculty and students with knowledge that would aid in the integration of community service. This was to be achieved by having sessions of reflection by linking faith and theory that enriches learning experiences and internalizes civic responsibility and strengthening communities. The event targeted all the Tangaza University College alumni, students and staff. The following activities took place during the week.
- Webinar series: Dissemination of SL Institutionalization and Integration of SL into Teaching, Learning and Research.
- Service Learning Student Engagements: Inter – University activities within the Supported Institutions of Africa Hub.
- Inter – TUC Students Club Service Learning Challenge: Competition among 25 student clubs at the college.
- Solidarity and Ministry to the marginalized in our communities: (YCTC- Prisons, Dorothea Rescue Centre and Kwetu Home of Peace-Rehabilitation Slums)