Seven (7) Arrupe volunteers of the Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU) participated in the Gawad Kalinga (GK) Youth Camp in GK Medsa Village in Tibungco, Davao City, on 7th-8th September 2013.The youth camp aimed at leading young people toward greater social awareness and responsibility, specifically focused on forming the heart for service to the poor and the homeless.
Jefford Mamacus, Sarah Joy Reyes, Kahlil Denise Alcomendras, Erika De Peralta, Lyneth Egonio, Jhana Lynne Ligue, and Michelle Marie Ungab represented ADDU in the youth camp. The rest of the participants come from the different schools in Davao City.
The two-day youth camp was intended for orientation on GK, its line-up of youth activities, and other relevant projects and programs that would tap the involvement of the youth.One of the recognized highlights of the camp was when the participants were treated to a boodle lunch, capped by a cultural presentation during the evening.
The participants stayed overnight on 7th September at the GK village and were hosted by individual families. Through their participation in the camp, they now represent GK in their respective schools as youth coordinators.(By M. Isabel S. Actub, Arrupe Communications & Advocacy)
The Arrupe Office of Social Formation (formerly the Social Involvement Coordinating Office [SICO]), through Mr. Noriel Rogon and Ms. Eufemia Faller, coordinators of the Student Servant Leadership Program (SSLP) and Service Learning Program (SLP), respectively, attended the training workshop of Checkmyschool (CMS) in Cagayan de Oro City on 5th-7th September 2013.
It was the first time that CMS conducted the training involving participants coming from all over Mindanao: Local government units (LGUs) from Dipolog and Kalilangan, Bukidnon; from the Department of the Interior and Local Government of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM); the Ateneo de Davao University, the Ateneo de Zamboanga University and the Mindanao State University (MSU) representing the academe; the Department of Education (DepEd) from the provinces of ARMM, Bukidnon and Cotabato, as well as from Dipolog City and El Salvador in Cagayan de Oro City; and civil society organizations (CSOs) and nongovernment organizations (NGOs) from the provinces of Bukidnon and North Cotabato, and the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Dipolog.