UNESCO MGIEP DICE IN ASSOCIATION WITH TEAM SUSTAINABILITY
On the auspicious day of Republic Day, The Department of Management, Birla Institute of Technology, envisaged new road to social development through its new arm Team Sustainability. The group which started with an initial 8-10 members, today has grown to a sapling of 30 budding managers and entrepreneurs. The team infuses the department and its fraternity with humility along with secular education. This contributes to the overall enhancement of personality with right values and perception. The team works in tandem with other organization and groups to uphold the principle of community development and ‘giving back to society’ and tries to make the community self-sustained. Though being a small arm, it has dreams worth millions. Team Sustainability looks forward to social change. The team is committed towards implementation of Sustainable Development Goals agenda 4.7 which promotes quality education for each child. The team tied up with a village school, H. H. High School, Brambe which is run by an alumnus of the department. The school has been chosen for UNESCO DICE program. UNESCO DICE is an ICT-based intercultural exchange project that connects children ages 12-15 and their teachers from around the globe. Students engage in dialogue with their international peers to enhance intercultural competencies such as perspective taking, respect for other cultures, openness, collaboration and intercultural communication. The students of the department were part of DICE and initiated the laptop sharing initiative with H. H. High School Students. The students played the role of mentors to nurture and inculcate the values driven by DICE into children. Students visited the school every weekend to teach the modules of DICE and every time they came back with a much deeper understanding of true nature of education. DICE was not only an education program for children but in process, the mentors too were educated, understood the meaning of cross-cultural diversity. Along with this the team is also associated with Unnat Bharath Abhiyan with support from other departments and visits nearby villages regularly in its implementation.
World Indigenous Day(9/08/2019)
The CSR team of the department celebrated World Indigenous Day with its signature move of plantation within the premises of the Department. The event saw some active participation of the students. 20 saplings were planted on this occasion and it inspired everyone to look beyond the horizon.