AREAS OF CONCERNS
Literary Appreciation. On August 29, 2015, the Department of Literature and Language Studies conducted the Literary Appreciation sessions among one hundred fifty (150) pupils from San Nicolas Elementary School in Canaman. The activity was intended to help develop elementary students’ literacy through literature; provide elementary students access to alternative reading and intepretive literary; and provide elementary students support in practicing reading and comprehension strategies. The activity was facilitated by three (3) faculty members and four (4) students from the department.
Out-of-School Youth on Self-Awareness. The Psychology Department conducted the Seminar Workshop for Out-of-School Youth on Self-Awareness on October 4, 2015 at Bal-Flor Elementary School in Milaor. The activity was held to empower out-of-school youths in finding better ways to be productive and valued members of their family and society. It was participated by about thirty (30) out-of-school youths.
Literary Appreciation. On August 29, 2015, the Department of Literature and Language Studies conducted the Literary Appreciation sessions among one hundred fifty (150) pupils from San Nicolas Elementary School in Canaman. The activity was intended to help develop elementary students’ literacy through literature; provide elementary students access to alternative reading and interpretive literary; and provide elementary students support in practicing reading and comprehension strategies. The activity was facilitated by three (3) faculty members and four (4) students from the department.
Service Learning Program. Following the direction of the CORPLAN 2020, the College of Science and Engineering (CSE) had included the Service Learning Program (SLP) in the programs of Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering (BS ECE) and Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (BS CPE). Through the SLP, the knowledge and technology learned by the engineering students will be transferred to the recipient high school students. With this program, the ECE and CPE Department conducted a series of trainings on Basic Electronics, Safety and Testing; and Computer Literacy for the Community on August 21 and 23, 2015 at Gainza National High School. The activities were facilitated by nineteen (19) students who enrolled in Seminars and Field Trip (ECEM522) with some members of the co-curricular organizations and four (4) faculty members from the department. The beneficiaries were about three (3) sections of fourth year high school students from Gainza National High School.
Positive Parenting and Understanding Adolescent Children. The Psychology Department conducted the Seminar Workshop on Positive Parenting and Understanding Adolescent Children on July 30, 2015 at Bal-Flor Elementary School in Milaor. The purpose of the activity was to empower parents to use positive parenting style; and to make them aware of the situation of their adolescent children. The activity was attended by approximately twenty (20) parents from the community.
Google Apps for Education. Under the Google Apps for Education project, the College of Computer Studies (CCS) through the Computer Science Department conducted the Teacher Training on Google Apps on July 30, 2015 at the CS Laboratory 1. It was held in line with the feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Moreover, the training was attended by twelve (12) public school teachers from the partner communities. The participants were trained and assisted by fifteen (15) faculty members from the CS Department, DACA Department, ICTC, MIS, CS Lab and non-teaching staff from CCS. With the partnership with Google, the university aims to share the technology to the partner communities particularly on how the public school teachers can maximize google apps in preparing grades and other special features that can help facilitate teaching and learning in classroom.
6-day Training for Public School Teachers. The College of Education organized a six-day training for the 952 public school teachers in Math, Science and MAPEH in preparation for the effective implementation of the Grade 10 curriculum of the K to 12 Basic Education Program. It was participated in by the three Divisions of Camarines Sur, Iriga, and Naga on May 11 to 16, 2015 at the Ateneo de Naga University. The activity was intended to (1) provide teacher-participants with a concrete understanding of the basic knowledge of the Grade 10 curriculum, learning standards and competencies, assessment, and teaching plans; (2) provide them with the opportunities to acquire and demonstrate the cognitive and affective competencies they need in the effective implementation of the Grade 10 curriculum; and (3) ensure that they are properly equipped with the capabilities to perform various tasks in the effective delivery of the curriculum as facilitators of learning.
Leadership Skills for Task Force on Youth Development. The Center for Local Governance conducted the Training on Leadership skills for officers and members of the Task Force on Youth Development of the partner communities. It was held on August 9, 2015 for Barobaybay, Casuray and Ponong, Magarao with twenty-three (23) participants; on August 16, 2015 for Flordeliz, Cabugao and Mayaopayawan, Milaor with sixteen (16) participants; and on August 30, 2015 for San Roque, Fundado and San Nicolas, Canaman with nineteen (19) participants. The training was participated and facilitated by seven (7) faculty and non-teach staff with two (2) student volunteers from Ateneo. The activity was conducted to help participants become aware of their leadership potentials; and develop efficiency and cooperation toward achieving organizational goals. In particular, the activity focused on Self-discovery, Organizational Analysis, Work Group Effectiveness and Leadership Skills.
Training on Transparent and Accountable Governance for the Partner Communities. As a commitment to help develop competent public servants with a sense of integrity and public accountability, the University through its Center for Local Governance delivered training on Transparent and Accountable Governance. The activity was intended to help participants compare their processes and improve their service delivery; promote the idea of service standards among the participants; and demonstrate how these standards can improve services. The training was held on March 12-13, 2015 in Canaman, March 16-17, 2015 in Milaor and March 25-26, 2015 in Magarao, respectively.
HEALTH AND NUTRITION
Basic First Aid. Basic health education is of primary importance especially in times of disaster and emergency situations. With this, the graduating Class of 2015 of the College of Nursing facilitated the Basic First Aid Training which was organized by the Center for Community Development on September 6, 2015 at Cabugao, Milaor and September 24, 2015 at Fundado, Canaman. The activity was held to provide the most basic education and safety prevention during disaster and emergency situations through presentation and return demonstrations. Moreover, the recipients of the training included twenty-six (26) participants composed of barangay council members, tanods, youth officials, barangay health workers and other volunteers from Cabugao; and thirty-eight (38) participants composed of the members of barangay council, tanod and members of the 4Ps Program from Fundado.
Proper Waste Management: Youth Sector. The Institute for Environmental Conservation and Research (INECAR) had successfully completed the series of Environmental Education on Proper Waste Management for the Youth Sector at the Ateneo partner barangays in Canaman, Magarao and Milaor on August 15, 22 and 29, 2015, respectively. The activities were conducted to help the partner barangays properly implement their waste management programs and address other environmental concerns. There were seventy-six (76) youth leaders and other youth groups who actively participated in the activities. There were also twenty one (21) faculty, staff and student volunteers who served as resource speakers, facilitators and working staff of the activities.
Environmental Education on Proper Waste Management: Grade School Level. The Institute for Environmental Conservation and Research (INECAR), in coordination with the University Social Involvement Council (USIC) conducted a series of Environmental Education on Proper Waste Management (Grade School Level) for the Ateneo de Naga University’s partner communities in Milaor, Magarao and Canaman, Camarines Sur on March 4, 13 & 18, 2015. The activity was designed to equip the children of our partner communities with the knowledge and understanding on the importance of proper waste management. The series of activities were facilitated by the INECAR Team.
Naga River Monthly Monitoring Assessment (1 Year Duration, September 2014-August 2015). The Naga River Water Quality Monitoring Assessment is one of the initiatives of the University through the Institute for Environmental Conservation and Research together with the Natural Science Department. This short-term research study aimed to assess the current status of the river and raise awareness among the people especially those residing along the river banks. The parameters were Dissolved Oxygen, Transparency, Toxicity level using Toxic Phytoplankton, Salinity and pH. The result of this study will be compared to the previous research conducted, if there are some changes in the water quality status. Moreover, this study will give update as to what next step should be needed for the restoration of the Naga River.
LIVELIHOOD AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
San Roque Farmer’s Cooperative. With the aspiration to establish an advocacy cooperative, the College of Business and Accountancy through the Accountancy Department had recently formed a Credit Cooperative. During the application process for accreditation at the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) at the Naga City Satellite Office, nine (9) faculty of the Accountancy Department including the Dean of the CBA had underwent a three-day certification training seminar. As a result, the San Roque Farmers Cooperative was identified and endorsed by the CDA to the adNU-CBA Credit Cooperative for assistance. Thereafter, the CBA and the Farmers Cooperative of San Roque, Canaman had signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on July 31, 2015. The CBA shall provide free consultancy services in the process of forming and developing a farmer’s cooperative. As area for faculty extension services, the CBA shall prepare and hold capacity-building efforts; provide assistance through continuous cooperative education; conduct skills training on bookkeeping, budgeting, development planning, conducting project management feasibility, seminar and workshops; facilitate participatory planning for alternative livelihood activities; and conduct management audit. The agreement shall be in effect concurrently with the existing partnership between Ateneo and Barangay San Roque.
Financial Needs Assessment. The Accountancy Department with the Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (JPIA-AdNU Chapter) conducted a Financial Needs Assessment seminar at Sto. Tomas, Magarao on August 8, 2015. The activity was requested by the barangay chairman of Sto. Tomas. It was participated in by the barangay council members, committee heads and peace and order leaders. The seminar provided new knowledge on budgeting, cash flow management, allocation of funds, journalizing, recording and reporting expenses.
Financial Training and Bookkeeping Seminar. In line with the celebration of the feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the Accountancy Department conducted a Financial Training and Bookkeeping Seminar at San Nicolas, Canaman on July 31, 2015. The participants included thirty-one (31) small business owners/entrepreneurs from the community. It was facilitated by fourteen (14) faculty members from the department which was led by Dr. Nora Bisana. The activity was organized to provide assistance and to help capacitate nearby poor communities through livelihood and entrepreneurial activities.
INSTITUTIONAL OUTREACH ACTIVITIES
Ignatiana. In celebration of the Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the annual outreach activity was held on July 30, 2015 and other specified schedule at the nine partner barangays and other selected communities through the Center for Community Development. The activities were participated in by eight hundred fifty-eight (858) students, two-hundred thirty-eight (238) faculty and staff and fifty-eight (58) volunteers from other sectors of the university. Moreover, there were a total of two thousand eight hundred five (2,805) school children/families/local residents who benefited from the different activities. The beneficiaries were very appreciative of the opportunities and experiences shared to them by Ateneo. The activities held were story-telling on the life of St. Ignatius of Loyola and other topics, community merienda, tree planting, mangrove reforestation activity, bahay atenista, basic book keeping seminar for microbusiness owners, basic finance skills for high school students, coastal clean-up, container gardening, google apps for education, library set-up and management, pilgrims walk, tree planting and trade fair.
Xavier Day. The celebration of the Feast of St. Francis Xavier was held on December 1, 2015 at the Ateneo partner communities and other selected areas through the Center for Community Development. There were a total number of seven hundred fifty seven (757) students, faculty and staff who participated in the activities. Moreover, a total number of two thousand nine hundred fifty-three (2953) school children/families/local residents had benefited from the different activities. Under the Eight Priority Development Agenda, several activities were held. For Health and Nutrition, there were Community Merienda/Feeding; for Housing, there was Bahay Atenista house build; for Environment, there were Tree Planting, Coastal Clean-up and Mangrove Planting; and for Education, there were Basic Bookkeeping Seminar for Microbusiness Owners, Basic Finance Skills for Students, Computer Tutorial and Library Orientation.
By Den Rayala