Social Awareness

noun | [ soh-shuhl ] [ uh-wair-nis ]

Social Awareness is the ability to form connections and work with people from diverse backgrounds in terms of religion, caste, gender, socio-economic strata, geographical location etc. It is the ability to understand, empathise and accept people and practices that are different from our own. It is also the ability to recognise and exercise our rights and duties as responsible citizens.

Social Awareness includes being sensitive to local and global environmental concerns, being aware of and involved in addressing social issues, respecting and protecting the rights of others, especially those of vulnerable populations (women, children, elderly, people with disabilities, economically and socially marginalised communities etc.), thus contributing to the collective wellbeing of society.

Social Awareness In Action

The person will be able to:

  • Recognise ways in which they and their peers are similar and different.
  • Express interest in getting to know their friends’ native language and cultural practices.
  • Articulate how a diverse set of friends or members in a team enhances their perspective and life in general.
  • Determine the commonalities amongst diverse people – their basic needs, emotions, expectations from others etc.
  • Analyze their community’s or neighbourhood’s needs/problems and put together a plan to address those.
  • Recognise the vulnerabilities of others and be willing to accept, protect and even help, if needed.
  • Show awareness of specific social causes, take a stance and use concrete steps towards addressing them.
  • Get involved in organizations and civic bodies that help and contribute towards various social and environmental causes.

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Also Known As

Hindi | 

सामाजिक जागरूकता

Marathi | 

सामाजिक जाणीव

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