Second ADDU-Funded Daycare Center in Baganga Opens

            A daycare center in Brgy. Campawan in the Municipality of Baganga, Davao Oriental, finally opened its doors to preschool tots during its inauguration on Sunday, 14th July 2013.  The daycare center in  Sitio Kasunugan in Brgy. Campawan is the second daycare center in Baganga that is funded by Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU) as part of its post-Pablo rehabilitation projects. The daycare center in Brgy. Mikit, together with the wet and dry market in Brgy. Lambajon, were inaugurated on 6th June at the height of the implementation of the Inductee Exposure Program (IndEx), an exposure program for ADDU faculty at the tertiary level managed by the Arrupe Office of Social Formation.

          The inauguration in Campawan was attended by the personnel and staff of the Arrupe Office headed by its Community Engagement Officer (CEO) who acted as the Project Manager, Mr. Karl Anthony Ebol; the Chair of University Engagement and Advocacy Council (UCEAC), Atty. Romeo T. Cabarde, Jr.; the Parish Priest of the Sacred Heart of Lambajon and Arrupe’s major partner in its multiple engagements in Baganga both for its Ateneo Student Exposure Program (ASEP) last summer and the IndEx in June, Fr. Darwey P. Clark, DCM; the teacher-in-charge of the daycare center, Ms. Concepcion Morales, the student participants of last summer’s ASEP, Mr. Leendolph Te, Mr. Peter John Comoda, and Ms. Allen Faith Cape, and other members of the community in Sitio Kasunugan. Continue reading

ADDU Participates in JHEC Colloquium on Formation

          Members of the Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU) formation cluster in the collegiate level participated in the 5th Jesuit Schools Formator’s Colloquium in the Sacred Heart Retreat House and Seminar Center in Novaliches, Quezon City on 30th June to 4th July 2013. Initiated by the Jesuit Higher Education Council (JHEC) five years ago, the colloquium has since become a yearly event regularly attended by members of the formation cluster of the different Ateneos in the Philippines. Representing ADDU were Mr. Elvi C. Tamayo, director of the Ignatian Spirituality and Formation Office (ISFO), Mr. William “Butch” Ramirez, coordinator of Athletics, Ms. Edna Carvajal, director of the Guidance Center, Ms. Theresa S. Eliab, director of the Office of Student Affairs (OSA), Mr. Philip Santos, director of the Campus Ministry Office (CaMin), Ms. Lilibeth Leh-Arcena, director of the Arrupe Office of Social Formation and National Service Training Program (NSTP), Ms. Agnes Sagaral, coordinator of Civic Welfare Training Service (CWTS) of NSTP, and Ms. Rose Gaid, coordinator of the First Year Development Program (FYDP). Continue reading

NSTP Gathers All Volunteers for Orientation and Preparation of Fieldwork

On Wednesday, 17th July 2013 at J-301, the National Service Training Program (NSTP) of the Arrupe Office of Social Formation (formerly the Social Involvement Coordinating Office [SICO]) gathered together all student volunteers who passed the screening and are now included in this school year’s (SY) corps of student volunteers who will assist NSTP formators in the implementation of this year’s fieldwork. Totalling ninety-one (91), including the existing corps of Arrupe/SICO volunteers and former NSTP volunteers of the last SY, the new volunteers who made it in the shortlist passed through the initial screening and interview conducted and facilitated by members of the core of NSTP student volunteers (of the last SY) and NSTP personnel, including Civic Welfare Training Service (CWTS) Coordinator, Ms. Agnes Sagaral and Arrupe Community Engagement Officer (CEO), Mr. Karl Anthony Ebol. The recruitment period for new volunteers commenced on 24th June until 5th July.Screening through interview was done on 6th, 8th and 10th July; deliberation on the final list of new volunteers was conducted on 16th July. Continue reading

NTSP Conducts Area Assessment of Partner Communities

         The National Service Training Program-Civic Welfare Training Service (NSTP-CWTS) of the Arrupe Office of Social Formation (formerly the Social Involvement Coordinating Office [SICO]) conducted a series of area assessments among its roster of 181 partner communities.  The assessment period commenced in May until July of 2013, covering the different areas of Sasa, Pampanga, Tibungco, Barangay 31-D of Boulevard, Ma-a, Magtuod, Matina Pangi, Talomo, part of Mintal, Toril, and Langub of Diversion Road in Ma-a.

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