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Community Extension and Outreach Program

 

Community Extension and Outreach Program

December 20, 2010 @ Brgy. Bonifacio, Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya

As the spirit of CHRISTMAS crosses the minds and hearts of everyone, of every family and home, the community is filled with happiness, and merry-making spells out the common perception of what CHRISTMAS is all about. But…..What does CHRISTMAS really mean to us?

The SCHOOL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES of ALDERSGATE COLLEGE sought to demonstrate that CHRISTMAS season is not simply merry-making among individuals of any age but a time and opportunity to give/share GOD’S LOVE ….as had been initiated by the birth of the Messiah-JESUS CHRIST who came to be our SAVIOR.

God’s love which fills our lives can be shared to anyone, especially to the less privileged, less-fortunate and needy brethren in the far-flung areas of our province. There are numerous ways to offer our LOVE to others from the simplest to the most lavish way of giving…. and what matters most is the sincerity and truthfulness of giving coupled with compassion and commitment.

Filled with God’s love and dedication to serve as inspired by GOD’s Commandment… “Love one another as God Loves You”…. the students of the School of Medical Sciences (Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Diploma in Midwifery and Health Care Services NC II) joyfully trekked their way up the winding roads of Brgy. Bonifacio to be with the community once again for the joint Thanksgiving and Christmas Program celebration.

Simple programs were simultaneously organized: one was held in Purok Centro- where most residents of the Barangay can easily access for gatherings of any kind; and another was in Sitio Tutong- regarded as the easiest and most accessible for those families far-north of the Barangay.

This time of fellowship and togetherness brought the residents much delight. As a manifestation of their appreciation and gratitude and considering the place where they lived, the residents readily expressed that they felt “loved and cared for” amidst their state in life.

LOVE was expressed by the students not only in words, but through the variety of gifts they have heartily given to the residents and so with the assurance of their commitment to help them achieve a healthy lifestyle despite their economic status. This can be done through the implementation of health services in answer to their health needs and health problems as far as the students’ capacity to be of help and capability to serve can reach.

The day’s activities ended with words of thanksgiving and contentment for such moments sponsored by committed students who are ready and dedicated to serve….and these are the SMS students of ALDERSGATE COLLEGE.

SCHOOL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES

Aldersgate College in its continued venture as a Learning Center for Excellence located within the heart of Nueva Vizcaya now opens its doors to students for the School      Year 2010-2011 offering varied programs that would prepare and hone any graduate that goes out from its portals to be globally competitive and comparable to other graduates coming from prestigious colleges and universities in metropolitan areas.

            The School of Medical Sciences as a department offering Health Allied Programs continuously enhances its curricular programs that would equip the students with the Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes as foundation for excellent performances, making those as their spring-board to be at par with other professionals in various fields of industry where they land into for a noble job.

 To achieve all of these with success the School of Medical Sciences not only prepares its students in the academic aspect of learning but at the same time provides opportunities for every student to apply their theoretical knowledge, skills and attitudes through actual practice among authentic clients in the community; hence, a Community Extension and Outreach Program was conceived and was made feasible in a remote barangay of Quezon, a neighboring town flanking the Municipality of Solano, Nueva Vizcaya.

SAR-Ex (Student Action Response for Excellence)  The SMS-Community Extension and Outreach Program is now on its second year of existence and for this School Year 2010-2011 since its conception in 2010.  This program is vis-à-vis in the implementation of the SAR-ex Project introduced by the Commission on Higher Education which commenced this School Year.

Student of the School of Medical Sciences checking heart rate to assess the health status of school children of Brgy. Bonifacio.

 

            On the first week of July 2010, several volunteer students of the School of Medical Sciences together with some Faculty Members went to Brgy. Bonifacio, Quezon, Solano, Nueva Vizcaya (the adopted community for the Community Extension and Outreach Program) and paid a visit to the place. The group made the necessary coordination with the Barangay Council Officials and presented the Department’s plan in sustaining the program which was previously launched and implemented in the preceding year.  The Barangay Council Officials and the constituents of the community being very thankful and appreciative for the continuity of the program gave the assurance of a committed and sincere active involvement of the Barangay as a whole.

On that same week, ocular visits to the different Puroks and Sitios were done by the students and faculty involved in this extension program with the intention to conduct the necessary assessment purposely to identify prevailing needs and problems of the community people. Furthermore, to evaluate the status of previously implemented programs.

Since the month of July is observed as NUTRITION MONTH in several agencies, both government and private sectors in accordance to the implementation of programs of the Department of Health, the SMS students and faculty coordinated with the Barangay Elementary Schools’ officials and the Barangay Council Officials on the realization of the different activities in observance of the NUTRITION PROGRAM for the month.

The following table shows the different activities that were implemented in observance of the NUTRITION PROGRAM CELEBRATION:

Schedule Activities
JULY 15, 2010 Coordination with all Elementary Schools’ Officials in the Barangay for scheduled activities
JULY 16, 2010 Operation Timbang for all Elementary School pupils (Grade I – VI) in Centro , Barangay Bonifacio
JULY 22, 2010 Operation Timbang for all Grade I-VI pupils in Sitio Tutong, Bgry. Bonifacio, Quezon
JULY 23, 2010 Operation Timbang for all Grade I-IV pupils in Sitio Tawi-tawi, Bgry. Bonifacio, Quezon
JULY 30, 2010 Culminating Program of the NUTRITION MONTH Celebration in Barangay Bonifacio, Quezon with the collaborative participation of Philippine Nurses’ Association – Nueva Vizcaya Chapter
AUGUST 05, 2010 Feeding program at Sitio Tutong, Brgy. Bonifacio, Quezon and giving Supplemental Feeding Stuff for Malnourished children in the area
AUGUST 06, 2010 Feeding Program at Primary School in Sitio Tawi-tawi, Brgy. Bonifacio, Quezon

 

Participants of the Poster Making Contest

            As scheduled on JULY 30, 2010, the Culminating Program of the NUTRITION MONTH CELEBRATION was held at the Barangay Hall of the community. The one-day program packed with various activities was participated in by the community people especially by the elementary school pupils who actively took part in the whole day program.

Some of the highlights of the Program were the Poster Making and Slogan Making Contests which were open to elementary pupils of the Barangay in all levels, and the Literary-Musical Presentations of the children from the Preparatory level to the Elementary level. The winners in the different contest categories were filled with joy as they garner the upshots of their efforts. The radiant smiles and laughter of the winners made the organizers more inspired and challenged to continue to carry out the committed tasks as a part of the responsibilities stipulated in the work plan of the department.  

  What had inspired the group most is the verse from the Bible as quoted … “For I can do all things with CHRIST who strengthens me”.

Christmas comes early to 400 children of Solano

Dr. Leopoldo A. Valdez, Dean, Graduate School of Management, hands in the gifts to the children as Hon. Doretea S. Guillermo, Barangay Captain of Curifang, looks on.

As part of its outreach program, the Aldersgate College Graduate School (ACGS), through its Aldersgate College Graduate School Extension (AC-GraSE) Project, brought to more than 400 indigent children of Solano, ages 3-8 years old, an early Christmas present by conducting fun-filled children’s games, feeding and gift-giving activities on December 11, 2010, in the community centers of barangays Bagahabag and Curifang.

Dr. Nimfa Norie A. Aquino, District Supervisor of the Department of Education in the municipality of Quezon, in her keynote speech during the opening program in both barangays, challenged the community leaders, the parents, the students, the faculty and the staff of the Graduate School of Aldersgate College to strengthen further their partnership in attending to the needs of the children especially during the most crucial stage of their development so as to fully prepare them to their task as the pillars of our nation.

Hon. Dolores Binwag, President of the Councilor’s League of the Province of Nueva Vizcaya, graced also the outreach program in Bagahabag and delivered a short talk lauding the generosity and love of both the faculty and students of Aldersgate College in organizing the said activities for the children as they truly are the embodiment of the spirit of this joyous occasion. Hon. Binwag, an alumna of Aldersgate College herself, also encouraged the officials of the barangay to continue their unselfish support to the programs and activities of Aldersgate College in their community. She likewise intimated her office’s readiness to extend assistance to both the community and the school’s programs.

Mr. Daton Jonathan B. Palitayan, Jr., Director of AC’s Center for International Education and Project Coordinator of AC-GraSE Project, coordinated the said activities to the officials of the beneficiary barangays.

The daylong activities were facilitated by the members and officers of the Aldersgate College Graduate School Student Organization (ACGSSO) led by Mrs. Virginia B. Aroco, ACGSSO President and a second year Master of Arts in Educational Management student. The students themselves dug deep into their pockets to be able to provide the prizes for the games, the school supplies for the gift-giving and the food for the feeding program.

Jollibee, one of the municipality’s fast-food chains, donated snacks for the facilitators.#

Hon. Jose B. Corpuz, Sr., Barangay Captain of Bagahabag, welcomed and expressed his deepest gratitude to the ACGS faculty and staff for their early Christmas gift to the children in their community.

Dr. Nimfa Norie A. Aquino is flanked on the left by Dr. Elizabeth R. Pascual, Dean of the Graduate School of Education, and on the right by Hon. Doretea Guillermo, Barangay Captain of Curifang, after she received her Certificate of Appreciation being the Guest Speaker during the Outreach Program of the ACGS.

Hon. Dolores Binwag extends her felicitations to the community leaders and parents of Barangay Bagahabag and to the faculty and students of ACGS in her short talk during the Opening Program of the ACGS's outreach activities at barangay Bagahabag.

Barangay Bagahabag children.

Barangay Curifang children.

The Missionaries – ACGS faculty and students.

Barangay Curifang Officials and ACGS faculty and staff.

Plant a Tree: A Means of Caring for Our Body

David, in his psalm, exclaimed that God cares for man so much that He made him ruler over His creation.  Hence, just as man was created master of his body, his actions and life so was man created master of his environment.  It is of no wonder that the great German Philosopher Karl Marx could say with authority, “Nature is man’s body.”

The ACGS students and faculty pose at the foot of Bangan Hill as they prepare to ascend to the tree planting site.

With this same view in mind, the Aldersgate College Graduate School students and faculty through the Aldersgate College Graduate School Extension (AC-GraSE) Project carried out a tree-planting activity at Bangan Hill, lower Magsaysay, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya on November 6, 2010.

Bangan Hill has been declared a national park, called as the Bangan Hill National Park, on March 29, 1995 through REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7954.   The park is fifty meters wide on both sides along the Bangan Hill Road in the municipality of Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, and has an aggregate area of 130,106.43 square meters.

Mr. Daton Jonathan B, Palitayan Jr., AC-GraSE Project Coordinator and Associate Professor of the ACGS, led 36 GS students in planting 150 Mahogany seedlings in the aforementioned site.

Engr. Leonardo Cabauatan, a first year MPA student, coordinated the activity with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources office which provided the seedlings that were planted.

Antonio Aggid, a father of three and one of the caretakers of Bangan Hill National Park, accompanied the ACGS faculty and students to the tree planting site.

Mr. Antonio Aggid, at the forefront, escorted the ACGS faculty and students to the tree planting site.

The ACGS faculty and students at work!

 

Farewell Villa Adriano, Hello Bonifacio!

Aldersgate College: Establishing a Secure and Stable Community

Through the Pangkalusugan- Pangkabuhayan Outreach Program Bidding Villa Adriano Adieu After five momentous years of helping attain community needs, and address livelihood and health care concerns of the people of Villa Adriano (Busilac, Nueva Vizcaya), Aldersgate College is now sending off this partner-barangay which has slowly evolved into a self -sustained, independent and self -reliant community through the VAPPOP -Villa Adriano Pangkalusugan Pangkabuhayan Outreach Program. This program as the brainchild of Aldersgate College served as an awakening for a remarkable improvement in social relations, community involvement and services as well as the struggle of the people of the barangay for educational reformation. In turn, the trust of Villa Adriano people to AC has put up a strong bond between the college and its adopted community that enabled the school to set, implement, and achieve goals which truly have brought forth sustainable development and enthusiasm of the people to have meaningful lives.

Welcome Barangay Bonifacio!

Aldersgate College which continually sets its aspirations and high hopes of reaching out to other communities that pose enormous needs for community development, has conducted a probe of the next community to be adopted and developed. The School of Medical Sciences known for its advocacies in health and society building will extend its mission program this year to its new partner community. The following are the pre-set categories used as bases in choosing a partner community.

1. The community should have at least a minimum of 50 family heads as residents.

2. The community is considered underdeveloped as to technology and underserved as to various services and programs of the government.

3. The community possesses natural and social resources which can be utilized to enhance a healthy and progressive life.

4. The community offers opportunities for students’ effective learning experiences in their development and preparation to become competent health professionals.

5. The community residents should be able to extend their cooperation for active involvement in the achievement of implemented programs for the welfare of everybody.

6. Community leaders should be able to demonstrate effective leadership roles for sustainability of programs implemented for the interest of the public.

An ocular survey of one of the candidate communities was done at Barangay Bonifacio, Quezon Nueva Vizcaya after the courtesy call on February 4, 2009, at the municipal hall of Quezon. It was participated by the new set of student officers and volunteers who were organized to lead the school’s extension program. Consequentially, the following characteristics of Brgy. Bonifacio, Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya, were unveiled to make them qualify as the next beneficiary of the school’s extension program:

1. Population: Brgy. Bonifacio Quezon has 150 households with a total population of 612 (Source: Barangay Nutrition Scholar Form. 1A of 2006.)

2. Electricity: Only one sitio out of 8 has electricity provided by NUVELCO thus majority of the households depend on gas and kerosene lamps for their lighting needs.

3. Transportation: The road going to the 7 other sitios, which do not have electricity, is poorly developed. The place can only be reached by hiking, carabao-back riding or riding a sled pulled by a carabao. During rainy seasons, the roads are muddy making it inaccessible to the public.

4. Agriculture: Corn, one of the major crops in Bonifacio, is planted twice a year. It has yield ranging from 35 to 55 cavans per hectare. Another crop is rice, planted twice a year yielding an average of 70 to 76 cavans per hectare.

5. Land Area: Brgy. Bonifacio has an approximate total land area of 1,950 hectares. 72% or 1,400 hectares are used mainly for agricultural purposes, while 28% or 550 hectares are open spaces which account for unfilled land. Land proportion is complimentary for profit depending on the communication with the land owners of the place.

6. Community Thrusts:

6.1. The barangay people aiming at boosting up their health and economic status proffered their neighborhood for partnership to Aldersgate College through the School of Medical Sciences as the school’s frontliner in quality nursing practice highlighting the following important points: *the goal which is promotion and preservation of health of the population; and *the enhancement of students’ acquired knowledge, skills and positive attitudes in providing health care services to become competent health care professionals in the future

6.2. Willingness and acceptance of every opportunity for learning and programs geared to improve their lifestyle were demonstrated by the community residents.

6.3. The residents of the area through the Barangay officials led by Brgy. Captain Pepito Ballagan made their way beyond cynicism in expressing their readiness in continuing and maintaining the program’s activities and plans. The School of Medical Sciences, the student volunteers, together with the help and assistance of the instructors in-charge and advisers are still in the process of formulating specific programs for the adopted community. Family health survey forms were already prepared and are now available. As soon as the team has completed gathering, compiling and interpreting data from the ongoing family health assessment survey in the community, formal programs will be made that will address the needs of the next partner community.#

SCHOOL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES

Aldersgate College in its continued venture as a Learning Center for Excellence within the heart of Nueva Vizcaya now opens its doors to students for the School Year 2010-2011 offering varied programs that would prepare and hone any graduates who are globally competitive and comparable to other graduates coming from prestigious colleges and universities in the country.
The School of Medical Sciences offering Health Allied Programs continuously enhances its curricular programs to equip  students with the Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes as a foundation for excellent performance, to be at par with other professionals in various fields of industry.
To achieve all of these with success the School of Medical Sciences not only prepares its students in the academic aspect of learning but also provides opportunities for every student to apply their theoretical knowledge, skills and attitudes thru practice in the community; hence, a Community Extension and Outreach Program was conceived and established  in a remote Barangay (Brgy. Bonifacio), in  Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya.

SAR-Ex (Student Action Response for Excellence)
The SMS-Community Extension and Outreach Program is now on its Second Year of existence and for this School Year 2010-2011, this is also a program parallel to the implementation of the SAR-ex Project introduced by the Commission on Higher Education beginning this School Year.
On the first week of July, 2010, several volunteer students of the School of Medical Sciences together with some Faculty Members visited Brgy. Bonifacio, Quezon, Solano, Nueva Vizcaya (the adopted community for the Community Extension and Outreach Program), made the necessary coordination with the Barangay Council Officials and presented the Department’s plan to continue the previously implemented programs the previous year. The Barangay Council Officials and the community were very thankful and appreciative for the continuity of the programs and gave the assurance for a committed and sincere active involvement of the whole Barangay.
On that same week, ocular visits to the different Puroks and Sitios were done; with the necessary assessment purposely to identify prevailing needs and problems of the community and also to evaluate the status of previously implemented programs.
Since the month of July as to Department of Health implemented Programs, is being observed in several agencies (government and private) as NUTRITION MONTH, the SMS coordinated with the Barangay Elementary Schools’ Officials and so with the Baranggy Council Officials on the different activities that will be done in observance of the NUTRITION PROGRAM for the month.
The following activities for the NUTRITION PROGRAM CELEBRATION were implemented:

JULY 15, 2010 Coordination with all Elementary Schools’ Officials in the Barangay for scheduled activities
JULY 16, 2010 Operation: Timbang for all Elementary School pupils (Grade I – VI) in Centro , Barangay Bonifacio
JULY 22, 2010 Operation: Timbang for all Grade I-VI pupils in Sitio Tutong, Bgry.Bonifacio, Quezon
JULY 23, 2010 Operation: Timbang for all Grade I-IV pupils in Sitio Tawi-tawi, Bgry. Bonifacio, Quezon
JULY 30, 2010 Culminating Program of the NUTRITION MONTH Celebration in Barangay Bonifacio, Quezon with the collaborative participation of Philippine Nurses’ Association – Nueva Vizcaya Chapter
AUGUST 05, 2010 Feeding program at Sitio Tutong, Brgy. Bonifacio, Quezon and giving Supplemental Feeding for Malnourished children in the area
AUGUST 06, 2010 Feeding Program at the Primary School in Sitio Tawi-tawi, Brgy. Bonifacio, Quezon

JULY 30, 2010 was the day for the Culminating Program of the NUTRITION MONTH CELEBRATION held at the Barangay Hall of the Community. The one-day activities well participated by the people of the community, particularly the elementary school pupils.

Some of the highlights of the Program were the Poster Making and Slogan Making Contest which was participated by all levels of the Elementary School Pupils of the Barangay and the Literary-Musical Presentations of the children from the Preparatory level to the Elementary level. The winners in the different categories were filled with joy and the radiant smiles and laughter from them made the organizers more inspired and challenged to continue and move on with the committed task given to them.

What inspires the group most is the verse from the Bible which states… “For I can do all things with CHRIST who strengtheneth me”, Philippians 4:13

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY ALDERSGATE COLLEGE Extension and Outreach Program

Program Rationale:

Cognizant with the CHED’s advise of an extension program that will eventually lead to a self – reliant beneficiary/ies, the department partnered itself with the other colleges of the school to have a more comprehensive and effective program.

Nature of Service:

A. Technical Support

The department provides technical support to school’s colleges that are in need of its technical expertise particularly in civil, electrical and electronics field.

Status: On – Going

Program Accomplished:

ü Preparation of the design and material estimate of septic vault for Villa Adriatico, a community outreach program recipient of the School of Medical Sciences.

ü Electrical installation of the SINANAMA-AC School Building at Brgy. Baresbes, Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya, an oputreach program of the College of Arts Sciences and Education.

ü Preparation of Electrical Plan of SINANAMA-AC for Energization.

ü Preparation of the Bill of Electrical Materials and Electrical Plan for Aldersgate College Christian Child Center Satellite Offices located at Brgy Upper and LowerDarubb and ,Brgy Maasin Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya.

ü Electrical Installation of United Methodist Church of Darubba

B. Livelihood Training Program

The department also provides alternative livelihood training program particularly in Building Wiring Installation ( BWI ) and Concrete Hollow Block (CHB ) Making. This program aims to provide substitute sources of income to our program recipients.

Status: On-Going

Program Accomplished:

ü BWI training and CHB making for ACCCC beneficiaries.

ü BWI training for SINANAMA-AC parents.

C. Professional Enhancement Program

ü Auto-CAD Training

ü Land Surveys

D. Programs In-progress for SY 2010 – 2011

ü Domestic Appliance Servicing training for Solano BJMP inmates as part of its character building. Target Date of Implementation: November 2010.

ü Enhancement program for BWI trainees of ACCC beneficiaries. Target Date of Implementation: January – February 2011.

The Sinanama-AC Learning Center Claudia Esquivel Campus Baresbes, Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya (An Extension Program of the College of Arts, Sciences and Education)

BACKGROUND:

In November , 1998, as the classes resumed for the second semester, a team composed of the students in Anthropology and Sociology and their advisers conducted a baseline survey of Baresbes, Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya. This baranggay which is approximately 8 km away from Aldersgate College is inhabited mostly by Ilocanos. Generally, the livelihood of the people is farming. The houses of the residents are situated near their farms, which are far from the center of the barangay where the school building would be put up.
Community extension started shortly after the baseline survey. The advisers with the students were able to identify potential leaders in the community. Community visitations were done regularly to follow up the progress of the immersion program. There were constant formal and informal dialogues with the community people and leaders.
The community immersion and the formal presentation of the thrusts and programs of the ACSAMS followed after the numerous dialogues with the people of the community.
Community officers who would work with the ACSAMS were elected and the name of the organization as SINANAMAC was formed from the names of the 2  puroks of Baresbes namely: Sinamar and Namnma (Sinanama) and Aldersgate College (AC) as implementers.
The construction of the learning center materialized in April and May, 1999. The building made of light materials like cogon and buho was put up in a lot donated by Mrs. Claudia Esquivel. It was put up through the “bayanihan” spirit of the people who personally uprooted the cogon grasses from the mountain ranges for the roof and “buho” for the  walls.
In preparation to the tasks, the adviser, Pastor Rebecca Divad,  conducted a kindergarten curriculum workshop with her Anthropology class, to teach alternately with the supervision of the coordinator. One of them was challenged as leader. The formal class sessions started on the second week of June and since has became a continuing venture of commitment and dedication for community service.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:
The CASE extension program with its primary aim of bringing the school to the community will address the following objectives:
1.    Establish early childhood development as a basic service for children ages 3-6 in the community.
2.    Improve the quality and efficiency of primary education.
3.    Eradicate illiteracy.
4.    Enhance the role of women in ensuring community and household food security.
RATIONALE:
If Education is not available to a group of people, the group has less chance of taking advantage of the benefits of that society. Success in educational activities is important, as children learn skills and capabilities for self confidence and self reliance in a democratic country.
Education is the foundation of all developments and the biggest hopes for the country. As Anderson claims that society requires 40% literacy rate to enable it to enter the “take off” stage, which means that literacy is a viable key in societal modernization.
The College of Arts, Sciences and Education believes that this outreach program in the the Sinanama-AC Learning Center Claudia Esquivel Campus at Baresbes Quezon shall be able to contribute in the upliftment of the literacy rate of the target community and be able to achieve the institutional goals of ACADEMIC EXELLENCE, SOCIAL RELEVANCE and SPIRITUAL NURTURE of Aldersgate College.
Although Baresbes is considered as one of the productive and progressive barangays of Quezon, most of the children aged 3-6 cannot avail of preschool education because the educational establishments are located  at the center of the community, and the  children are still physically incapable of walking the long distance to the daycare centers.  The Sinanama-AC Learning Center was put up in a location which is accessible to most of the barangay residents.
The Sinanama-AC Learning Center also provides opportunity for BEED and BSED students to enhance their acquired knowledge and put theory into practice as they merge themselves in the community particularly with the children.

POLICIES, RULES AND PROCEDURES

ADMISSION POLICIES, FEES and Discounts
1.    Birth certificate of pupils should be presented upon enrollment.
2.    Only children aged 3-6 are admitted in the learning center.
3.    Direct grandchildren of the land donor, Mrs. Claudia Esquivel, will be given  full free tuition fee.
4.    Ten (10)% discount is given to one of  two (2) children enrolled in the learning center
5.    A registration fee of Php.100.00 will be paid upon enrollment.
6.    Monthly tuition fees  of P75.00  shall be collected on the 15th or 30th of the month
7.    The electric bill of the learning center will be shouldered by the PTA.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
1.    Pupils should be in school at 7:20 am for the flag raising ceremony.
2.    Wearing of uniforms is from Monday to Friday except Wednesday, which is designated  civilian day.
3.    IDs should be worn at all times inside the school campus.
4.    Parents are not allowed inside the classroom during class sessions
5.    Parents should attend regular meetings.
6.    Parents should cooperate in all activities like seminars and workshops.

AC Graduate School Extension Project (AC GraSE Project)

“We cannot live only for ourselves.  A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.”

Herman Melville

Aldersgate College, as a prime institution of learning, does not only train students to become academically and professionally competent  (Academic Excellence) in the fields of Arts and Letters; Natural and Physical Sciences; Business, Management and Economics; Engineering and Technology; Education; and the Health Sciences, but of equal importance is its commitment to living/existing for others (Social Relevance) by impressing norms, values and behaviors that are socially relevant to the human development needs of the majority and the less fortunate and at the same time responsive to the ideals of a democratic society.  In so doing, it does, in essence, reverberate the undying words of John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, who admonishes the faithful to “(d)o all the good you can, in all the ways you can, to all the souls you can, in every place you can, at all the times you can, with all the zeal you can, as long as ever you can.”

To achieve the above goal, the Aldersgate College Graduate School, through its Aldersgate College Graduate School Student Organization (ACGSSO) conceived and set into motion Aldersgate College Graduate School Extension (AC-GraSE) Project as it seeks to work in partnership with the community and individual families to effect positive change to the world.

The Day Care children of barangays Bagahabag and Curifang – AC-GraSE Project's pilot beneficiaries.

I.    BACKGROUND:

Through the years, the Aldersgate College Graduate School ACGS has been working in partnership with the different departments of Aldersgate College in the implementation of its various outreach programs. Among which is its collaboration with the College of Arts Sciences and Education (CASE) in strengthening and expanding the programs and activities of the Sinanama AC Learning Center in Baresbes, Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya by doing its share in the accomplishment of the following goals and objectives:

•    Establishing early childhood development as a basic service for children ages 3-6;
•    Improving the quality and efficiency of primary education;
•    Enhancing literacy among pre-school children; and
•    Demonstrating awareness on the role of the parents through the provision of training and seminars on good parenting, livelihood and entrepreneurship projects, and social and spiritual development.

Having the above goals and objectives attained for the folks of the beneficiary barangay and with the CASE continually doing an effective and successful supervision and implementation of the programs and actions of the said learning center, the ACGS Student Organization officers, together with their advisers decided that it is high time for the ACGS to devise its own outreach program and identify other venues for doing community involvement.  Hence, the Aldersgate College Graduate School Extension Project (AC GraSE Project) was conceived.

The conception of the AC GraSE Project was an offshoot of the gift-giving activity of the ACGS students during their Christmas program held on December 20, 2008 at the Aldersgate College EZE Building Rooftop. Instead of having the usual celebration of Christ’s birth with a short program and exchanging of gifts among its members, the ACGSO officers decided to invite indigent children of Solano as special guests to said festivity and share with them the spirit of Christmas. Highlights of said program included gift-giving to the said children and treating them to a hearty meal and fun-filled games. Daton Jonathan B. Palitayan, Jr., then ACGSO Vice President, coordinated the said program with the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO) of Solano, headed by Mrs. Lyn F. Lapitan, Social Welfare Officer III.  MSWDO endorsed two daycare centers, that of barangays Bagahabag and Curifang both in Solano, as beneficiaries of the said activity.  The workers in the said daycare centers are Mrs. Angelita R. Tuscano and Mrs. Rosalia G. Aleste respectively.

During the said GS Christmas program, Dr. Junifen F. Gauuan, Aldersgate College President, gave his special yuletide message where he signified the readiness of AC to help the said two daycare centers in effectively educating their children by providing the teachers of said centers materials from AC’s Learning Through Play (LTP) Program –  a parent-child education through play program which is an international project of the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre, a center for mental health service for infants, children, youth and their families, based in 1645 Shaeppard Avenue, West, Downsview, Ontario, Canada.  Taking cue from Dr. Gauuan’s speech, ACGSO officers resolved to follow through the AC president’s pledge to the daycare centers of barangays Bagahabag and Curifang by organizing their first outreach project adopting the aforementioned LTP program and the two aforementioned barangays being the project’s first beneficiaries.

Mr. Palitayan floated the above idea to Dr. Elizabeth R. Pascual, Dean of the Graduate School of Education, who advised him to coordinate and further discuss the matter with Mrs. Prescilla Esperanza A. Soriano, Director of the AC Integrated Child Development Center (ICDC) and concurrently AC’s Senior Executive Assistant for Education (SExAE).  Being the ICDC director, Mrs. Soriano was tasked by the AC president to oversee the implementation of LTP in the Philippines.  She was trained as a Master LTP Trainer by Azucena “Suzie” Dulay Kurz, a Filipino Canadian nurse who is the liaison officer to the Philippines for Hincks-Dellcrest Centre and responsible in introducing said program to the country.  When Mr. Palitayan put forward said project to Mrs. Soriano, she readily accepted the proposal and agreed to extend a hand in the realization of ACGSO’s vision of putting up a functional and productive social oriented and community based project.

On January 24, 2009, a meeting was held by the GS faculty, students and OIC Dean to discuss, among others, what LTP is.  Mrs. Soriano presented and discussed the said program and agreed to train trainers among the GS students so as to ensure its successful implementation by the AC GraSe Project project management.

AC-GraSE Project is now at its second year of effectively implementing its programs and activities with Mr. Daton Jonathan B. Palitayan, Jr. as the Project Coordinator.

To date, AC-GraSE Project has completed LTP Basic Orientation Seminar to 14 of the 25 Day Care Centers in the different barangays of Solano.  Furtheremore, LTP Trainers’ Course has been conducted for all Day Care Workers of Solano.

LTP Trainors' Traning for the Day Care workers of Solano held at Brgy. Poblacion North Day Care Center on July 15, 2009.

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SCHOOL OF INFORMATICS – BARANGAY CALAOCAN KABUHAYAN, KALUSUGAN AT TEKNOLOHIYA PARA SA KAUNLARAN (SI-BCKKTPK) OUTREACH PROGRAM

RATIONALE:

The School of Informatics recognizes its vital role of reaching out to the community to accomplish its goals and objectives through its Outreach Program dubbed “School of Informatics – Barangay Calaocan Kabuhayan, Kalusugan at Teknolohiya Para SaKaunlaran Outreach Program” (SI-BCKKTPK). Its faculty and students believe that the social services that are extended to the community will contribute to the attainment of Aldersgate College’s goals of Academic Excellence, Social Relevance and Spiritual Nurture.

To achieve its goals and objectives, the School of Informatics (SI) decided to adopt Barangay Calaocan in Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya in partnership with the Aldersgate Christian Child Center (ACCC). The SI has identified various problems which served as a basis to determine the components of the Outreach Program. The faculty and students of the college arrived at the conclusion that these problems can be solved through capability building, computer literacy, livelihood projects, entrepreneurship, health services and environmental concern.

Fifty five (55) families were identified and listed as beneficiaries of the program.
The SI faculty and students made plans and identified appropriate actions to take to be able to generate funds to support its implementation. Equipped with hopes and the belief that many people with generous hearts would be very willing to share their resources and support the less fortunate in the spirit of service, the department embarked on this program.

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:
The School of Informatics, through its Outreach Program aims:

  • To develop the people in the community into a more productive, self-sufficient and responsible citizens.
  • To provide the beneficiaries community access to computer literacy through the conduct of information technology trainings.
  • To conduct livelihood trainings among the program beneficiaries as a means of earning a living.
  • To encourage the program beneficiaries and other residents of the barangay to initiate entrepreneurial activities after undergoing a series of trainings to augment their income.
  • To integrate nutrition and other allied health services for healthy living among the families of the beneficiaries.
  • To motivate the people in the barangay to be conscious of the preservation of the environment.
  • To strengthen linkages between the school, the community, the government and other supporting agencies.

PROGRAM BENEFICIARIES:

  • 55 families of Barangay Calaocan, Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya

PROGRAM COMPONENTS AND LINKAGES:

Program Components

Linkages

  • Capability Building and Development
AC-CREATE, CACENCOR Programme, Provincial and Municipal Government
  • 2. Computer Literacy
  • Computer Training, IT Services
ACI, ACGOC, Hewlett Packard, Cyber City, UPITTC, PCS, JPCS, JEDI
  • Livelihood Training
  • Food Processing, Handicrafts,
  • Entrepreneurship
AC-CREATE, DTI, TESDA, School of Hospitality Management, FULLER LIFE, AVON
  • Nutrition and Allied Health Services
  • Feeding Program, Medical and Dental Health Services (thru medical mission, etc.)
School of Hospitality Management, School of Medical Sciences, Veterans Regional Hospital, Quezon Rural Health Unit, Greenwich, and Chowking
  • Environmental Preservation and Protection
  • Tree Planting
  • Waste Management
Provincial and Municipal Government, DENR, AC-CREATE, and  School of Hospitality Management

POLICIES AND STRATEGIES:

In the realization of the goals and objectives of the institution through the School of Informatics Outreach Program, the following policies and strategies will be used to guide the operations:

  • Development of a self-sustaining community through an enhanced capability building program and development.
  • Provide community access to computer literacy for the beneficiaries who are unable to have opportunities for free IT services.
  • Conduct and facilitate livelihood trainings via consultation of an appropriate expertise for any required technology.
  • Integration of nutrition and other allied health services that are critical to survival and development by using inter-agency but community-based approach.
  • Advocacy and motivation concerningenvironmental preservation and protection.
  • Strengthening of linkages between the school, community, government and other supporting agencies.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT:

  • Program Director – Ms.Carmencita G. Mendoza, ACCC Superintendent
  • Program Overall Coordinators
    – Mr.Alfred Benson C. Co – SI
    – Ms.Olivia D. Mongguiho – SHM
              Program Components Persons In-Charge
  • Capability Building Program
Mr. Alfred Benson C. Co
Ms.Olivia D. Mongguiho
Dr. Romeo M. Bicad, Dean
  • Computer Training Program
Mr.Marlou Felix S. Cunanan III
Mr. Alfred Benson C. Co
Mr. Pink Euria L. Montano
  • Livelihood Training
Dr. Romeo M. Bicad, Dean
Ms. Olivia D. Mongguiho
Ms.CyrineFae B. Cawagdan
Ms.Carmencita G. Mendoza
  • Nutrition and Health Allied Services
Ms.Olivia D. Mongguiho
Ms.CyrineFae B. Cawagdan
Mrs. Joan Faye B. Aquino
  • Environmental Preservation & Protection
Dr. Romeo M. Bicad, Dean
Mr.Alfred Benson C. Co
Ms. Olivia D.Mongguiho
Ms.Carmencita G. Mendoza
  • Consultants
    –  Junifen F. Gauuan, PhD, AC President
    –  Mrs.Prescilla Esperanza A. Soriano, Sr. Executive Asst. for Education

 

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