Community outreach actions are integral components of the learning process and, in general, of school life at the College. As part of the Service as Action programme, students are encouraged to use learning as a vehicle to raise awareness of issues relevant to the local and wider community and to blossom into responsible citizens who act for the common good. Through collective and individual initiatives and actions, students formulate a personal perception of the different facets of social becoming/evolution, take initiatives, as well as organize and implement an action plan. Thus, they redefine their place in society and develop their personal understanding and emerging sense of self.
Concepts, skills, and knowledge that constitute the three aspects of the learning process carry over to the Service as Action programme inasmuch as they connect to the experiences gained from service and subsequent reflection on that service. Students’ reflection on their actions triggers mechanisms of self-criticism, awareness, and empathy, which in turn enhance their self-awareness and self-confidence.