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Rally on Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

The NSS volunteers of the College participated in a rally on International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking organized on 26th June 2013, in Panaji by Positive People in Collaboration with Goa State Aids Control Society. Ms. Elizabeth Pereira, NSS Programme Officer, assisted students.

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Consumer Awareness Program

The Consumer Welfare Cell of Goa College of Home Science is conducted a Consumer Awareness Program in commemoration of State Consumer Rights Day in collaboration with the Department of Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs from 25th June to 8th July 2013. The Consumer Welfare Cell organized series of Competitions like Poster Making Competition, Book Mark Making Competition and Slogan Writing Competition on topics “My Rights and Responsibilities as a Consumer”; “I am a Jagrut Grahak” and “Consumer Cry-out” respectively The Consumer Welfare Cell also conducted talks on “Consumer Protection Act 1986” and “Weights & Measures” on 4th July 2013 at the College premises. The resource persons for the talks were Mr. Roland Martins, Co-ordinator, GOACAN and Mr. V.R. Naik, Controller, Legal Metrology Departments, Panaji. There was also a three days walk-in Poster Exhibition at the College premises titled “My Rights and Responsibilities as a Consumer” from 4th till 6th July 2013. The program was co-ordinated by Ms. Elizabeth Pereira, Assistant Professor.

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 Workshop On Communication Skills

Goa’s well-known Corporate Trainer and Life Coach, Pravin Sabnis, conducted a Workshop on Communication Skills for the students and staff of the College on 27th June 2013. The Workshop was conducted as part of the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) programme. Ms. Sheryl Afonso e DSouza, Assistant Professor co-ordinated the program

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 NSS Inauguration

Mr. Bhushan Bhave was the Chief Guest at the Inauguration of the NSS Unit of the College on 6th July 2013. Vanamahotsav Day was also celebrated on the same day, with the Chief Guest and students planting saplings to mark the occasion. Asst. Professor & NSS Programme Officer, Elizabeth Pereira, coordinated the function.

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 Awareness for LPG Consumers

The NSS Volunteers of the College held awareness action for LPG Consumers in association with Department of Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs on 22nd July 2013. Ms. Elizabeth Pereira, Assistant Professor coordinated the programme.

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 Initiation of the Stress Buster Club

Recognizing that the rates of suicide in Goa is a disturbing issue, with it being amongst the top three causes of death among young people aged 15-35 years, the College endeavours to address this concern among its student community with the help of a Stress Buster Club, formed under the aegis of the Students’ Council of the College. Guided by COOJ Mental Health Foundation, a registered Charitable Trust that works towards promoting mental health and providing for psychological rehabilitation services in Goa, the Club was shown direction by Dr. Peter Castellino, Psychologist of repute and Managing Trustee of COOJ, and Donna Noronha, Public Relations In-Charge at COOJ. Ms. Sheryl Afonso e DSouza, Assistant Professor co-ordinated the program

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 Awareness on Road Safety

The NSS Volunteers of the College held awareness action on Road Safety at the Kadamba Bus Stand, Panaji, on the occasion of Road Safety Week (1-7th August) along with Department of Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs on 3rd August 2013. Ms. Elizabeth Pereira, Assistant Professor coordinated the programme.

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 Workshops on Creative Teaching

“Workshop on Creative Teaching Techniques and Aids” conducted by Nadisha Coelho, and a “Workshop on Puppet Making and Creative Art & Craft for Pre-Schools” conducted by Carren Rodrigues was held for the students of T.Y.B.Sc. (Human Development). Ms. Anisha Rodrigues conducted a Workshop on “Lesson Planning & Evaluation” and a “Mock Lesson” demonstration. All the sessions were coordinated by Asst. Professor Larissa Rodrigues.

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 Session on Financial Planning for Young Investors

With the aim of directing students towards savings and investment opportunities for personal and professional growth, the Students’ Council of the College organized an Interactive Session on “Lessons on Financial Planning for Young Investors” at the College premises on the 17th of July 2013. In attendance were the students of the First Year and the Second Year. The session was conducted by Mrs. Annie Rajan, Lecturer at Dhempe College of Arts & Science, Miramar, and empanelled by SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India) as Resource Person. Ms. Sheryl Afonso e DSouza, Assistant Professor co-ordinated the program

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 Work Culture & Ethics

Corporate Grooming & Etiquette Consultant, Ms. Charmaine Shackleton Godinho, conducted the first of a series of Workshops on “Work Culture & Ethics” for the students of T.Y.B.Sc. The Session focused on etiquettes at the work place and grooming for interviews and corporate work. The Workshop was coordinated by Asst. Professor Larissa Rodrigues.

 Parents Day and Nature Club Inauguration

A  programme to commemorate Parent’s Day was organized on the 27th of July 2013, from 10.30 a.m. onwards. The programme revolved around the theme, “Parenting Gen Y”,  Mr. Prakash Kamat, Senior Correspondent (Goa) of THE HINDU (a popular daily newspaper in Delhi), was the guest speaker for the occasion.  The installation of Nature Club was also carried out by Shri. Prakash Kamat by inaugurating the Kitchen Garden along with Parents of the Students and Staff of the College. Dr. Daisy John & Ms. Larissa Rodrigues, Assistant Professors coordinated the programme.

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 Independence Day

Independence Day  celebration was held by the NSS Unit of the College on 15th August 2013. Asst. Professor & NSS Programme Officer, Elizabeth Pereira, coordinated the function.

 Friendship Day

The Students Council of the College Celebrated the Friendship day on Monday, 5th August 2013. An interclass T-Shirt Designing and Collage Designing Competitions on theme ‘Friendship’ were held for the students.

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 Debate Competition

On 26th July 2013, the Goa College of Home Science conducted an inter class debate on the topic “Is counselling a product of age old practices or is it a reflection of today’s turbulent times.”  The presiding judges for the day were Dr. Adolf Castelino, Counselor and Psychotherapist, Mrs Sulata Lotlikar, Counselor and Mrs. Madhavi Shetye, President of the Rotary Club Panaji Riviera, who was also the Chief Guest of the event. The debate was conceptualized and coordinated by Ms. Aveena De Sa, College Counselor.

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 Inauguration of Students Council

The Students’ Council of the Goa College of Home Science was recently installed. Principal of the College, Dr. Mahesh Pai, welcomed the gathering and introduced the guests. Chief Guest Mrs. Rajal Shinkre administered the oath of office to the members as she exhorted them to be good student leaders and conscientious citizens.

Guest of Honour Rtn. Madhavi Bandekar Shetye, President, Rotary Club, Panaji Riviera, disbursed scholarships to the deserving students of the College. She cited how a Rotaract Club and the Students’ Council of a College helped in nurturing leadership qualities among youngsters. Mrs. Shetye also released “Footprints”, a monthly Newsletter of the College, edited by Ms. Sheryl Afonso e DSouza, Asst. Professor and Chairperson of the Students’ Council. Special Invitee Mrs. Lakshmi Unny, Asst. Secretary, COOJ Mental Health Foundation, stressed upon the need for destressing in both youngsters and adults as she installed members of the Stress Buster Club.

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 Breast feeding Week

This year’s theme “Breastfeeding Support: Close to Mothers”, highlights breast feeding Peer Counseling. To build awareness about this important cause, the Rotary Club of Panaji Riviera in association with Goa College of Home Science, Campal held a series of activities during this week. On the 2nd of August 2013, a poster making contest was organized for the students of the college, asking them to highlight the need and benefits of breastfeeding. on 5th of August 2013, a Quiz on breastfeeding was organized in the college premises. On 6th July, a talk on breastfeeding was organized for the women of the village of Goa Velha at the Anganwadi. Mrs. Zhenia D’Lima, Nutrition Officer from Health Services, brought out the importance of nutrition, diet and infant-care. Mrs. Vijaya Vernekar from Integrated Child Development Services outlined the various Government schemes available. Mrs. Anna Coelho, Peer Counseling Administrator, provided a practical and scientific insight into breastfeeding and problems faced.  On the 7th of August, Mrs. Anna Coelho addressed the staff and students of Goa College of Home Science. The programme was coordinated by Mrs. Rhoda Antao, Assistant Professor

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