Social Integration Program (SIP) is an outreach program with a core objective to instill the spirit of social welfare in the students, so that the graduates not only become good professionals but also good human beings as well. The students are encouraged to help and support the deprived and less privileged members of society.
The Social Integration Program (SIP) of GIFT University upholds the mission as evident from the statement:
“To emphasize the value of service with others, rather than the commonly accepted concept of service to others. The program aims to create a “better community”.
“From the Community-to the Community”
The goal of the program is to “build vibrant communities that are creative, innovative, inclusive and self-reliant; where participation in community life is enabled and encouraged” By involving students in the participatory community development processes we help them to educate for excellence in social work practice.
The program evolves as a platform where faith and action, service and learning, research and resolve intersect. This is a 3 credit hours program. The students are sent to various community services organizations of the region to experience hands-on knowledge and skills in social services and social learning.
The students not only learn about organizational diversity, dynamics, culture, opportunities but more importantly understand the role they are responsible to perform in these organizations to execute social services initiatives. Every student has to spend 144 hours with the organization and we ensure that this cycle is sustainable throughout the year.