RHWE : HOME SCIENCE STUDENTS AT COMMUNITY SERVICE

Article Id: ARCC2648 | Page : 151 - 153
Citation :- RHWE : HOME SCIENCE STUDENTS AT COMMUNITY SERVICE.Asian Journal Of Dairy and Food Research.2008.(27):151 - 153
P.N. Antwal, P.B. Bhosale and C.M. Bellurkar
Address : Dept. of Home Science Extension Education, COHS, MAU, Parbhani - 431 402, India

Abstract

The present investigation has been undertaken to study the impact of RHWE (Rural Home Science Work Experience) programme conducted as a part of course curriculum by College of Home Science, Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani. Twenty five students of B.Sc. IV year were placed in Balsa, Kerwadi and Shirpur village of Parbhani district. ‘Swapnabhumi – Nongovernmental organization’ helped in placing students in Kerwadi and Shirpur village of Gangakhed taluk. Totally 125 families were allotted to 25 students (five families per student) for working with, during two months period of RHWE. Before starting the RHWE programme, profile of these families and their knowledge scores regarding Foods and Nutrition, Human Development and Family Studies, Family Resource Management and Clothing and Textile were recorded. Rally, exhibition, lectures, demonstrations, role plays were the Extension methods used during RHWE programme. For dissemination of knowledge and skill, individual as well as group approaches were used. After the RHWE programme the data related to post knowledge scores were recorded. Collected data were analyzed by using ‘Z’ test. Significant gain in knowledge such as nutrient retention, care of pregnant women and new born baby, tips for being good consumer and skills such as preparation of weaning foods, tie and dye, embroidery, handicrafts making was observed as a result of RHWE programme. Two community herbal garden, five vermicompost pits were established, drawings were drawn and painted in two nursery schools during RHWE programme. Sense of belonging, gain in decision making power, feeling of unity among the women were the gain perceived by women whereas familiarity and understanding of rural life, increased self esteem, leadership development and decision making power among the students were the gains perceived by students during RHWE programme

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