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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”.

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

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