10635856_863033483714318_6931618113439988423_nTo respond to the need of capacitating its student volunteers to develop and use their writing skills necessary for the Arrupe Office of Social Formation in its work of social formation, a select group of Arrupe Vols participated in a writing workshop initiated by its Communications & Advocacy Program (CAP) on 13th September 2014 at F-700.

Mr. Nestor “Nico” Alconaba, Jr. of the Philippine Daily Inquirer-Mindanao gave a session on feature writing to ten Arrupe Vols who showed inclination in assisting the program develop and maintain its communications program.  The following participants were: Jessa Mae Suico, Shaira Morales, Rexor Amancio, Mary Joy Castro, Rina Maria Ampoloquio, Kristoffe Milano Abellera, Evan Cullen Alcantara, Zyra Kee, Vincent Carlo Cuzon, and Faye Ashley Castillo.

An increasing demand for volunteering work also entails an increasing demand for multiple skills from among the corps of Arrupe Vols, to include, among others, skills related to writing and documentation, and publicity on advocacy.  A separate session on graphics design and layouting for online advocacy materials is also being planned for the participants later in the month to supplement the said writing workshop. (By M. Isabel S. Actub, Arrupe Communications & Advocacy)