27 September 2017, Assumption College, San Lorenzo. “Greetings of Peace!” That’s how the email arrived in FEED’s mailbox. “One of the main pillars of the Assumption Education is SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY. As members of the COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT COMMITTEE (C.I.C.), we aim to provide the students of Assumption College an avenue where they can take the first step towards social awareness – being mindful of the social realities and issues confronting society, and later on being responsive by thinking ways to act on it. Thus, one of the steps to develop this awareness is by inviting speakers and different organizations to promote their advocacies, mission & vision”.
In line with this, on September 27th, Assumption held the “KAPIHAN FORUM” (Tag. “Cafe Forum“) entitled, “EXULTET TERRA” (Lat. for “Let the Earth be Glad“). The forum focused on climate change and mining, with guest speaker Hon. Regina Paz Lopez, ex-Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
As a part of the program, FEED and other non-proft/NGOs and partners were invited to promote their advocacies and provide Assumption students a chance to become volunteers of a specific cause. “Many students underestimate the contributions they can make in society and the change they can do by simply volunteering for an organization. At the same time, the students are called to show their support for the several advocacies of the organizations in the Philippines”.
FEED Ambassadors Bogs & Rejine Balangat, Founders of Mondo Project, FEED’s merchandise partner, manned the FEED & Mondo Project booth, showcasing their Tree Shirts (one tree planted per shirt purchase) and FEED’s indigenous Philippine forest trees and local passion fruit seedlings on sale.
Bogs also delivered the 5 minutes presentation about FEED, after which Sister Mary Ignatius G. Vedua, r.a. Principal and Ms Girlie V. Florendo, Head of the Center for Social Involvement of Assumption College San Lorenzo awarded a Certificate of Appreciation along with PHP5000 worth of donations collected from the audience of students, faculty and friends to the FEED scholarship fund.
Thank you Assumption College San Lorenzo eco-warriors, may your civic causes continue raise awareness and action for a better Philippines!
About Assumption College San Lorenzo
Mission. “Women of faith, women of action”. An innovative Catholic college, committed to excellent education forming women servant leaders for social transformation.
Vision. Inspired by St. Marie Eugenie, we passionately form persons and communities of faith and action through a transformative education that nurtures faith and spirituality, pursues academic excellence for service and instills social responsibility, thus forging “character for life and life for God”.
Their Center for Social Concern (CSC) was established in 1975 as a center for Assumption students seeking a more meaningful and relevant education.
It is an alternative response to the prevailing conditions existing in Philippine society. As a response, the Center wishes to share with the students a faith in Christ, a hope for the future and a love for the people. Because of this, the Center makes a preferential option for the poor – an option made and shared with them by immersing ourselves in their situation, and in the process, affirming a commitment to social transformation.
Together we teach and are taught that the call to active involvement is not only to learn to be seriously attentive to the social realities of today, but also the blending of vision, principles and courage in a personal commitment to lead and to serve.
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