MLCU Community Outreach Program in Dimapur, Nagaland
Career Guidance Workshops Cum
Book release for the
International
Women’s Day Celebration
 March 7-9, 2021

Partner organizations:

SN

Organization

Group

Number of Participants

1

 Lhomithi Baptist Akukuhou

Class 9-12, UG, PG (5), PhD scholar (1) 

130

2

PLS Auto Shell Industries Pvt. Ltd

Class 10 and 12 passed taking 6 months hospitality skills training 

150

3

Skills Alli

Out of school youth, women (3) taking 3 months tailoring and cosmetology training

70

4

St. Mary’s Montessory Higher Secondary school. 

Class 9 and Class 11 

170

Total participants

520

Collaboration facilitator: Ms. Lovitoli Awomi, MSc Counselling Psychology Alumni, Department of Psychology, MLCU Batch 2016 Counsellor, St. Mary’s Montessory Higher Secondary School, Dimapur

Topics Covered:

Topics covered

Materials used 

1. Career Discovery Equation

Flip charts

2. Multiple Intelligence

MI Inventory and power point slides

3. Common Careers

Power point slides

4. Entrepreneurship

Power point slides, Dart game activity

5. Career Beliefs

Power point slides

6. Others

Career Information Cards Career Learning Cards 

Outcomes of the program:

1. Lateral entry/further studies

The faculty members of the PLS Auto Shell Industries Pvt. Ltd expressed that there are some of the trainees who wished to pursue their higher studies while working after their training. They requested if there are ways that MLCU can accommodate this idea and provide the opportunity for the trainees. There were also three faculty members who have completed class 12 having several years of teaching experience with the same organization also express their hope to be able to pursue their higher studies while they are working. A google form was immediately created and circulated to the trainees and faculty members to ascertain the number as well as contact details of trainees who are interested in the request. The following are the initial google output as of March 11, 2021.

Trainees with choice of course

SN

Last Class completed

CHOICE OF COURSE TO BE TAKEN FROM MLCU

1

Under Graduate

Management

2

Class X

Economic

3

Post Graduate

Business

4

Under Graduate

M.A

5

Under Graduate

M.A

6

Post Graduate

M.A

7

Bachelor of Theology

Counseling

8

Starting own business

Fashion designer/hospitality

9

Undergraduate/ Starting own business

Fashion designer/hospitality

10

Class XI

Beautician/hospitality

11

Under Graduate

BSc Nutrition

12

Under Graduate

BSc Nutrition

13

Class Xl

Yes, willing (Diploma)

14

Class XI

Yes, willing (Diploma) 

Actions to be taken:
1. Centre for Career Development and Placement to follow-up on the following:
   a. Clarify on their eligibility and course to be taken from MLCU.
   b. Further individual career counselling.
   c. Build network of interested young people in pursuing higher studies in MLCU.
   Timeline: March 30, 2021
2. Present data to Dean Academics for consideration in developing plans for accommodating the proposal.
   Timeline: April 1- 9, 2021
3. Second follow-up with prospect enrollees for admission.
4. Setting up of temporary admission office in Dimapur for closer follow-up and coordination through local contacts and alumni.

Photos taken in PLD Youth Net

Contact:
Tokato V Chishi
State Head
PLS Auto Shell Industries Pvt. Ltd.
4th Mile,Near Agri expo,Youth Net building,
Dimapur,Nagaland-797112
+91 9366957822

2. Research collaboration

A discussion with the Skill Alli Director, a collaborative research with ITI Nagaland, Skill Alli, and MLCU on Impact assessment and gap analysis of skill development training programs in Nagaland and Meghalaya. This research may include a statewide survey on the prevalence of school dropout, their socio-economic status, current occupation, challenges, and future livelihood plans and opportunities.

Actions to be taken:
1. Centre for Career Development and Placement will develop a research proposal along with
the Skill Alli coordinator.
Timeline: April 30, 2021
2. As discussed, Skill Alli will approach the Minister of Labour and Employment and
Minister of Education for the research implementation and possible funding since they are a
close acquaintance.

Photos in Skill Alli

Contact:
Mr. Imdong, Director
Skill Alli, Dimapur Nagaland
91-7290066397

3. Connections for future collaborations

Photos taken in Lhomithi Baptist Akukuhou

Contact:
Pastor Inakavi
Lomithi Baptist Church
Dimapur, Nagaland
Emai: inakavi77@gmail.com

Photos taken in St. Mary’s Montessori Higher Secondary

3. Connections for future collaborations

In addition to the career guidance program, International Women’s day was also observed on March 8, 2021 by releasing a book entitled Gender, Sexuality and Society in Northeast India: Contextual studies of Tribal Communities published by MLCU Press and the editors are Dr. Ryntihlin Jennifer War, Associate Professor and Head of the Center for GENDER, MLCU and Dr. Glenn C. Kharkongor, Chancellor, MLCU. The Book briefing was given by Dr. Melodynia Marpna and the chief guest of the event was Prof. Akali Sema, Dean, School of Agriculture Sciences and Rural Development (SASRD), Nagaland University. In the event, the chief guest highlighted the theme “choose to challenge” and the important role played by women to empower society. She also added that even though most women are in the forefront, inequality and biasness is still common in most culture. The event was hosted by Dr. Maribon Viray and Mr. Tokato V Chishi, the state Head of PLS Auto Shell Industries Pvt. Ltd launched the program. Ms. Lino Yeptho, Mr. Mughato Zhimo and Ms. Moamongla Pongener, contributors of the book were also present in the book release. 

Book Release program:

Total number of book sold:
Gender: 5 Sold, 1 complementary
Compassion: 4 sold

5. Press coverage

On March 8, 2021, the events were covered by Nagaland Post and Horbill TV

Newspaper clipping

Hornbill link
Google Drive Link

Mr. Mughato Zimo, one of the contributors being interviewed by Hornbill TV

6. Cultural motifs and woodcrafts of Nagaland for campus development

Reported by:
Dr. Maribon Viray, Dr. Melodynia Marpna,
Dr. Julian O. Dhar, Mr. Donovan K. Swer,
Faculty, Martin Luther Christian University,
March 11, 2021