The paper explains and outlines the role of corporate social responsibility in education. It explains how it performs tasks for the betterment of society or community. CSR plays a vital role in education sector to provide better education to students in United Arab Emirates country. Also, the paper talks about community services and how a student is benefited by getting engaged in this sector. Basically, the paper provides a literature review about corporate social responsibility in education especially engagement of students in community services. It describes that how schools should encourage students to help their community. Further detail of the task has been detailed below.
Chopra and Marriya (2014) define that corporate social responsibility is a form which helps in integrating the model of the business. It ensures that the work done in the company follows the laws and rules in a proper way. Schwartz (2017) stated that CSR is an initiative that is responsible for the operation of the business. They are responsible for managing social and environmental well being. It shall be noted by Crane, Matten and Spence (2013) where they stated that CSR is medium of working that deals with both small and large companies. They take care about the areas where the company should invest, where they can earn profits, where they can attract maximum customers (Freeman and Hasnaoui, 2011). Furthermore, education is the most powerful weapon which people can use to change the world. The main objective of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one. Stromquist and Monkman (2014) said that CSR plays a vital role in education sector in United Arab Emirates. CSR helps in creating an automated competency grid framework and feedback system between the ministry of education and corporate (Nejati et al, 2011). Requiring companies who are operating their business in the UAE as part of their CSR initiatives to utilize their employees to teach and improve skills and capabilities of the students. Mandhachitara and Poolthong (2011) said that CSR helps in adding value to the communities in such country. By using CSR activities in UAE, the country has been able to provide training in various areas such as soft skills, design thinking, leadership and entrepreneurship. Along with this, the country is able to retain the workers by initiating CSR. CSR also helps in gaining momentum in the region and country. Goby and Erogul (2011) argued that the role of CSR affecting post graduate degrees in the countries. CSR helps in boosting and raising the jobs skills and knowledge of the workers. Apart from this, most of the universities focus on the CSR to improve and enhance their own communities (Schermerhorn et al, 2014). Implementing and setting a corporate social responsibility strategy is powerful and effective step towards the achievement of goals and objectives of universities. It helps in maintaining discipline, dignity and integrity at the workplace. Moreover, students are able to share their knowledge, experience and ideas with others by using CSR activities. CSR learning is provided by many universities to the students for the welfare of the community. The higher education institutes are promoting and introducing corporate social responsibility among the youth as it is the first innovative step on the path of a better future. Goby and Erogul (2011) stated that CSR helps the student to carry out the roles and responsibilities perfectly.
A community service means the responsibility of working for the welfare of the society. The participation of students in providing services to the community can help the students in increasing their knowledge in the related fields (Waddock, 2017). Students who engage themselves in such services develop their ability to think beyond what they know and want. Also, students who indulge themselves in such practices tend to act smarter than those who lack interest in this field. According to Grayson and Hodges (2017), community services help these students to solve their problems effectively and efficiently. It has allowed them to work in a team and has enabled them to making effective planning Mandhachitara and Poolthong (2011). The participation of students in these types of services can bring a great change to the society. The practice of these services gives students a chance to connect with organizations, community groups and also schools. This can beneficial for the students in future. Community services help the students to develop the social skills by performing activities that relates to public (Orlitzky, Siegel and Waldman, 2011).
Student’s engagement in corporate social responsibility can take them to greater heights. It increases and improves their skills, knowledge and experience. Engaging of the students in corporate sector helps them to get interact to the community and work for the welfare of the society (Orlitzky et al, 2011). They get to know about the social issues of the business. This allows them to solve the related issues in a proper and systematic way. Corporate social responsibility gives the students a chance to do something for the society without having any return. The involvements of students in corporate sector can lead to the betterment in new and advanced form. In schools, students learning about these responsibilities develop interest in the subject, this increases their participation in doing the welfare for the society. In today’s developing and advanced world, it is necessary to have maximum participation of youths in CSR in order to function in a professional way (Fleming, 2012). Students come to know about the issues like, diversity, globalization, ethics, social responsibility, etc. It gives them learning experience and helps in improving academic achievements. It teaches them civil and social responsibilities. This is a platform which allows them to think beyond the classrooms. This path can lead the students towards success and can make them achieve the desired targets. Students articulate on the matters which are unknown to others. They bring out the issue in the eyes of public. This helps them in finding a solution to the problem efficiently (Orlitzky, Siegel and Waldman, 2011).
Abdulla and Ridge (2011) said that United Arab Emirates largely called, Emirates is an absolute monarchy. It is an American peninsula nation covering the borders of Oman and Saudi Arabia. The education provided in United Arab Emirates is considered to be a new form. Ruban (2012) said that education provided to the students is new and advanced. Till 1952, there were only few schools in the country but now it has largely developed over the past years. The students are taught about all subjects and heir ability and their capability is taken care by the authorities. Students not only cover the syllabus but are also taken out to work for the welfare of the society. They deal with corporate sector and also provide services to the community (Wilkins et al, 2012).
Schools of United Arab Emirates have to deal with the corporate sector in a broad sense. The students are taught about social responsibility and community services as a whole. They are taught to take the responsibilities relating to the society seriously (Epstein and Buhovac, 2014). The tasks assigned to them are taken seriously by the students and they are taught to indulge in those tasks in such a way that it provides a good result. The students are asked to give their active participation (Ruban, 2012). They are also awarded for their work which builds confidence among them. This develops their thinking skills and their way of looking at the society. Students are advised to maintain harmony and peace while working in a team. They learn about the topics relating to CSR and community services in such a way that they also have to manage their other subjects which are quite tough for them. These students have to maintain balance with their studies. The activities performed by the students helps in raising funds for the community who really need it. This can help them to make a comfortable place for them to live. Also the students put too much hard work to resolve the issues and conflicts. The significance of understanding about CSR and the services that the community gets ultimately gives the financial privilege to the society. The country helps to enhance and develop the sustainability performance between students and professionals (Fleming, 2012). The University of Dubai is Middle East University leading the CSR agenda in the nation. CSR activities are initiated by the college of business administration and the college of information technology in United Arab Emirates.
On the above discussion, it can be concluded that CSR plays a vital and significant role in each and every sector. In today’s competitive world, corporate social responsibility is becoming an integral part of the education. In education, CSR helps the students to improve and develop their skills, talents and potential in United Arab Emirates. The students are main source who determine the success and growth of the society. Student’s engagement in CSR makes them intelligent and extra ordinary for doing work effectively and efficiently. Along with this, CSR also helps in reducing the various issues and hurdles of the communities. In addition, CSR also protects the rights and interest of the stakeholders.
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