Kahmunity English is the extension education arm of the Dept of English. It aims to involve deeply in the community life around the institution with an aim of empowering them in multiple fashion, so that they are made capable of making informed choices in their lives. Though the Project takes up Language –oriented issues, it doesn’t mean to confine itself to language-centred issues.
Anganawadi Empowerment Programmes
The Department and Manjeri Municipality jointly organised a one day training programme for Anganwadi Teachers of the Manjeri Municipality on 17 November 2014 at the college. The training, which was part of the Community Outreach programme of the English Dept, was inaugurated by the Chair of Manjeri Municipality, Mr. Vallanchira Mohammedali. Speaking on the occasion he argued that the sense of direction provided at the Kindergarten or Anganawadi level will pay rich dividends in Higher Education. The impressionable ages during which the Anganawadi teachers mould the learning and living experiences of the kids should set them on a course to successful citizenship. He lauded the initiative of the Unity English Department as it is a step in the noble direction. This is the first of such a programme in the whole of Kerala which targets the Anganwadi teachers who are basically a marginalised group and the training model can be replicated elsewhere as it provides a much needed boost for Elementary Education in the state, Dr. P. K. Babu, Head of English, Unity College, said in his welcome address. The sessions which were related to child management in the classroom, kid psychology and communication activities were handled by Dr. Annie Ninan, Associate Professor in Home Science, M. K. Vineetha, Shahina Mol. A. K and Reena. C. M, Asst. Professors in English. The certificates for the participants were given away by Mr. Kanniyan Aboobacker, Chairman, Municipal standing committee for Education. M. K. Vineetha, Asst. professor in English thanked the gathering.
Master Class in Pronunciation Basics for primary Teachers
KAHM Unity Women’;s College organised a one day master training session on Pronunciation Basics for the pre primary and primary school teachers in and around Manjeri. Dr Suma.M.V, Associate Professor, Government College kept the participants actively engaged using video and audio resources besides textual material for practice and references. Around 40 teachers benefitted out of the event which is organised as part of the KAHMUnity Outreach Programme of the Post Graduate Department of English at KAHM unity Women’s College.