Events 2019-20


Empowering School Teachers in Chennai Slums

CKP Centre organised an Orientation Program for the School teachers of Chennai. The Orientation Program was led by Dr. C. Joe Arun, Director, LIBA on the concept “Disruptive Learning.”

The second session for the orientation addressed the Inter Personal dynamism that is prevalent in a Learning environment.

This part of the orientation was led by Dr. A. Siluvairaja. He started on an interactive mode about the issue faced by teacher’s with students, Colleagues and Management. The Session highlighted on two areas, One Inter Personal dynamics and Experiential Learning Methodology.

The session started with Transaction analysis-Behaviour type, Ego states, Transaction Types, Life Position and Assertiveness. The whole Session went on a discussion mode using the Tamil movie “ Mullum Malarum” analysing the Lead characters in the movie.

Through this session the teacher’s understood the importance of aliveness, innovation and how to approach conflicts in Inter Personal relations.

Micro Finance Options for SHG's

Prof. C.K. Prahalad Centre for Emerging India, LIBA joining hand with ARUWYE – Trust and Equitas Small Finance Bank conducted a workshop titled "Micro finance options for SHGs'” at LIBA, Chennai for the leaders of Self Help Group Members on 11.11.2019 with objective of empowering women through financial literacy. Rev. Fr. Joe Arun, Director-LIBA, assured LIBA’s support to the participants. Mr. Praveen Kumar, Manager - Equitas Small Finance Bank, explained the role of microfinance for the growth of their self-employment initiatives.


The course contents of the training programme include:

  • Tally and Office automation
  • Computer programme - Python
  • E-Commerce and Career planning


“Youth Citizenship” Workshop in association with ARUWYE

The CKP Centre joined hands with an NGO called ARUWYE based in Kodambakkam, Chennai and conducted a Workshop on Youth Citizenship – 2019 on 28 September 2019.The objective of the workshop was to promote and nurture leadership skills among youth to make them grow in service mindedness and be sensitive to the needs of the society thereby reaching out to those on the periphery of society.

Around 90 MSW students from Stella Maris College and Loyola College, Chennai participated in the Workshop. Rev. Sr. Shermila, FMA, Coordinator – Social Development, ARUWYE welcomed the gathering.

Rev. Dr. Joe Arun, SJ, Director – LIBA trained the youth on leadership skills. During his training session, he stressed upon the three important qualities of a Lion, the king of the Jungle that is required for a leader: change of World View; maintaining Good Values and establishing Good Relationships with others; empowering People - the powerless.


“Employability Skill Development Training for Stella Maris Students, Chennai"

Prof. C.K. Prahalad Centre for Emerging India, LIBA is conducting a one month “Employability Skill Development Training” for a total of 51 students of Stella Maris College, Chennai who are from poor and marginalised communities. This training programme was inaugurated by Rev. Fr. C. Joe Arun, S.J., Director-LIBA on 25.11.2019. Thirty two students participated in the inaugural programme. Father Director, introduced the course as a value add to their educational qualification which will make them able, capable and employable persons. Further, he asked the students to utilise the training effectively.

Sr. Stella, Dean-Academics, Stella Maris College, Chennai, advised the students to utilise the training effectively by being punctual and regular to the class and by being attentive in the class room.  Then the trainer Mr. Frank introduced the course to the students. Dr. A. Siluvai Raja, CHAIR - C.K. Prahalad Centre for Emerging India conducted an ice-breaking sessions for the students to make them get familiarised with course and with each other’s.


Meeting with Jesuit Chennai Mission Team

As an initial step in taking the new vision and mission of CKP Centre forward, the CKP Centre team had a meeting with the team members of Jesuit Chennai Mission (JCM) on 11th September 2019 at LIBA to brainstorm and work out ways to action plans. The JCM members from Chennai, Chengalpattu, Kuppiyanallur, Puducherry, Tindivanam, Villupuram, Darmapuri, Erode and Nilgiris regions participated in the meeting.

Rev. Dr. Joe Arun, SJ, Director – LIBA explained that the objective of the meeting is “to understand the role of LIBA in empowering the marginalised people by joining hands with JCM team”.

During the meeting, the JCM team members explained the various roles played by them in empowering the life of Marginalised Communities. The communities they work with are: the Migrant community, Tribal community (Urali and Irula tribes) and Schedule Caste community.


Special Children Parents Meet

CKP Centre at LIBA in association with VOICE a social association of special children parents conducted a Special Children's parent meet on 10th November 2019 in LIBA. The primary objective of this program is to provide inputs to the parents on how to nurture their kids in behaviour, cognition and emotions apart from providing them therapy. The inputs for the session was provided by Mr.Krishnamoorthy, Rehabilitation Psychologist.

Mother Teresa Award for Corporate Citizen 2018 - 19

The Centre for Business Ethics and Corporate Governance in collaboration with Prof. C.K. Prahalad Centre for Emerging India, LIBA has organised the Mother Teresa Award for Corporate Citizen ceremony 2018 – 19 on 30 September, 2019. The Mother Teresa Award for Corporate Citizen 2018 – 19 was given unanimously to MINDTREE Limited, based in Bengaluru, Karnataka for their outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. A Special Recognition Award was given to Dr. Xavier Britto, Chairman, Kerry-Indev Logistics for his generous contribution to the corpus of the Mother Teresa Award. The ceremony began with a prayer song and watering of a tree sapling.

Rev. Dr. Joe Arun, SJ, Director - LIBA welcomed the gathering and expressed his delight at being present for this First Signature Event of LIBA since he took charge as Director of LIBA. Further he explained the purpose for this special award, saying that this award is given to the corporate institution or citizen who makes special efforts to change the lives of the marginalised. On the same lines MINDTREE has earned this award for their excellent work among the marginalised and physically challenged sector of people. Dr. Joe Arun also said that he was surprised to hear that the Logo of MINDTREE was designed by an intellectually challenged person. The key speakers on the dais were: Rev. Fr. Francis P. Xavier, SJ, Rector; Mr. Josh Foulger, Country Head & Managing Director – Foxconn International Holding India; Dr. Xavier Britto, Chairman, Kerry-Indev Logistics; Shri. N. Vittal, Chairman of the Jury; and Mr. Paneesh Rao, Chief People Officer (CPO), MINDTREE. Also present to grace the occasion were: Rev. Fr. A. Thomas, SJ Principal, Loyola College; Rev. Fr. Soosai Sebastian, S.J, Secretary, Loyola College of Education and Respected Members of Jury Committee.