LS Office for Social Concern and Involvement inks partnership with DSWD for NSTP12 Bigkis Program
15 Jun 2022
On 8 June 2022, the Loyola Schools Office for Social Concern and Involvement (OSCI) and the Department of Socal Welfare and Development (DSWD) had a ceremonial signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to seal their partnership for the NSTP12-Bigkis Program. Representing the Loyola Schools were Associate Dean for Student Formation Dr Leland Joseph Dela Cruz, OSCI Director Ms Ophalle Alzona-Pornela and NSTP12-Bigkis Formator Ms Abigail Victoria.
Under the agreement, junior students at the Loyola Schools will undertake service-learning research and projects with DSWD’s Sustainable Livelihood Program implementers and beneficiaries.
NSTP or the National Service Training is based on RA 9163 or the National Service Training Program (NSTP) Act which was signed into law in 2001. It seeks to “promote civic consciousness, among the youth and develop their physical, moral, spiritual, intellectual, and social well-being.” The NSTP 12 Bigkis program is part of Ateneo de Manila’s Integrated Ateneo Formation Program which aims to provide students with opportunities to respond to society’s needs.
01 Jul 2022
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