Dimapur, May 13: A group of BSW/MSW/Psychology students from various institutions from Meghalaya and Nagaland had a de-briefing session with the management of Bethesda Youth Welfare Centre on their practical exposure programs at the Centre today at CCT Conference Hall, Walford Road, Dimapur. The practical study program ranges from 75 days to 10 days.
All together 46 students had undergone the practical study program representing Martin Luther Christian University, Shillong, Harding Theological College, Tura, Meghalaya, St.Joseph University, Sovima, Nagaland, Witter Theological College, Vankhosung, Wokha and North East Institute of Social Sciences and Research (NEISSR),Dimapur. Some of the students have also had the opportunity to visit the rural Bhandari area of Hayiyan, Liphi and Ruchanyan villages, as part of the learning processes and also fostering cross cultural relationship amongst the people.
“Deep down in my mind, I was always on the impression that there are no longer Chemical dependency problem in our society, until I got the opportunity to undergone a practical exposure program at Bethesda Youth Welfare Centre…the scourge of the twin problem of Drug addiction and HIV/AIDS is real and is within our own kitchen, it is a matter of grave concern yet most of us has been so complacent all these years” lamented one of the interns.
“Walking in the rain for 8-10 kms in a day in the humid jungle tract to in a strange land yet amongst the most cheerful and hospitable people of Ruchanyan village from Hayiyan village was a life time experience, sweet memories to cherish for the rest of our lives” shared by some of the students from HTC, Tura, Meghalaya.
Executive Director, BYWC, WC Humtsoe exhorted the students to be diligent in their studies and use the lessons learned to the best of their abilities, encouraging them to be creative, self confident and become a constructive citizens thus making our region more lovable place to lives in. Certificate of completion of the internship were distributed by the Assistant Director BYWC, Enoch Kithan.
(Page News Service)