ADDU NSTP Marks a Decade of Social Formation

Culminating Activity at Finster Auditorium

Culminating Activity at Finster Auditorium

For the past ten years since its promulgation into law, the National Service Training Program (NSTP) has become a concrete venue of en masse social formation implemented by the Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU) through the Social Involvement Coordinating Office (SICO). This government-mandated program (an offshoot of the amendment to the AFP Reservist Act, a.k.a. the Republic Act 7077), created and enacted into law under RA 9163 in 2002, has since been adopted by SICO to bolster the social formation program of the university, particularly among sophomores. As ADDU’s social implementing arm, SICO has since administered the program to provide avenues for students and faculty to engage in concrete social involvement activities complementing the university’s two other equally important thrusts of academic excellence and spiritual formation.

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