The Department for Community Outreach (DCO) is MCBS’s hub for community outreach, volunteering, and service-learning opportunities in Muscat and beyond. Being part of the Muscat community is an important part of the student experience at MCBS, and DCO is where students come to connect.
In the spirit of giving back, we engage community partners, faculty, staff, and students to create meaningful social change. The Department aims to leverage resources, build capacity, and incubate community initiatives in Muscat, and beyond.
The Office of Community Engagement and Outreach has created different ways to reach out and provide education to the community. This has been done through seminars, workshops, and online trainings. The purpose of this is to provide knowledgeable information and resources to the community, in an easy-to-understand way.
The department of Community Outreach helps to fulfill MCBS’s commitment to the common good in the Muscat region and beyond. The department supports the college’s vision; facilitates and develops relationships with community organizations, industries, and civic organizations and strengthens the college’s partnership with our neighbors.
The Associate Dean of Community Outreach, provides support for faculty members and staff, mentoring and support to students and prospective students to develop and engage in community-based programs, service-learning activities.
The DOC seeks to nurture existing partnerships, incubate new community-based initiatives, and foster connections between MCBS and the community. We have a specific focus in four areas:
Building capacity in schools, neighborhoods, and organizations to encourage lifelong learning and consistent educational outcomes for all students in Oman.
Health and Human Services
Impacting health outcomes in Muscat and beyond through access or hosting workshops and awareness, and sustainable drives.
Assisting neighborhoods, organizations, and nonprofits to provide development programs, and community projects building startups etc.
MCBS encourages discussions and activities related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) promotion and serves as a benchmark for other sectors of the economy.
We connect students, faculty, and staff with volunteer opportunities that match their skills, interests, and passions. By encouraging active participation in community service, we empower individuals to make a positive impact and cultivate a sense of social responsibility.
Impact and Benefits
The Community Engagement Department’s efforts result in a multitude of benefits for all stakeholders:
Below are a few of the activities initiated at the College:
We take on a wide range of projects that meet the following criteria and align with our mission. Projects must:
Our Past Projects include: