EDUKaravan (UP Pahinungód Baguio)
Under the Gurong Pahinungód program, the EDUKaravan is a project that aims to reach under-served schools and communities in Northern Luzon through teachers’ training, tutorial services, and storytelling sessions.
First conceptualized as a way to assist teachers and students in the transition towards the ‘new normal,’ the EDUKaravan has flourished into a long-term engagement with Pahinungód Baguio’s partner schools seeking to contribute to the development of teachers’ skills in pedagogy, research, and respective disciplines, and the student’s knowledge in the content areas, e.g. linguistic competence, scientific and mathematical investigative skills.
Pahinungód Baguio based in the Cordillera has focused on culture-based education through the EDUKaravan, addressing the need for an education rooted in the specific culture of basic education learners. Pahinungód Baguio conducts training in the contextualization and localization of lessons in the different subject areas, e.g. the sciences, language, and literature.
The program hopes to generate the interest of teachers and students in engaging with their culture, upbringing, community, and environment, as a way of learning about and empowering themselves and their fellow citizens.
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Teacher Professional Development (UP Pahinungód Cebu)
The Teacher Professional Development (TPD) aims to train public school teachers based on their needs in content, research, and pedagogy and matched with the expertise of the UP Cebu volunteer faculty, REPS, staff, alumni, and students.
Content and methodology are customized based on the partner’s context, and training days are agreed upon between the volunteers and partner communities. The modality can be face- to-face, online, blended, or hybrid.
TPD sessions begins with Plenary sessions to address the overarching teaching/research issues to be followed by small-group workshops based on differentiated needs.
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Psychosocial Support Program (UP Pahinungód Diliman)
The Psychosocial Support Program (PSP) is the flagship program of UP Diliman. Conceptualized and im- plemented in response to the growing need for a mental health program during the onset of the pandemic.
As of date, there have been four batches of PSP Training where volunteers and constituencies of UP Diliman are equipped to provide basic psychosocial first aid support with the application of the wellness skills of the Community Resiliency Model to support seekers.
It advocates and promotes self-care and work/studies/life balance towards enhancing self, group, and community resilience based on the strengths-based perspective as the foundation of the program.
The PSP commits to improving the mental health and well-being of people amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The program aims to work with individuals, groups, and communities within and outside the University to strengthen their resilience and ways of coping in the face of many challenges stemming from the current crisis.
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Volunteer Development Program (UP Pahinungód Los Baños)
Although largely a public service extension program, Pahinungod recognizes that it is part of a teaching- learning environment. Thus, its main niche is to complement instruction by enhancing the leadership character and civic values of its constituents.
Through community engagement, it hopes to provide a living curriculum that will enhance UP constituents’ classroom experiences and develop a better awareness of and sensitivity to concrete realities.
The Volunteer Development Program (VDP) involves regular activities including orientations, skills training, seminars, workshops, debriefing sessions, and socialization activities for volunteer mobilization, growth, and enhancement of overall well-being.
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Community Health Program (UP Pahinungód Manila)
UP Manila’s Community Health Programs aim to provide direct assistance and sharing of knowledge to help in alleviating the existing health concerns of communities that lack medical facilities and expertise.
There are five active services under this program – Health Mission, Health Training, Health Education, Emergency Room Volunteers Program (ERVP), and Hospice Care Program – Supportive. Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
The Health Missions Program brings PGH and UP Manila’s expertise to communities outside Metro Manila through the conduct of medical, surgical, dental, and ophthalmological services. These are made possible through the efforts of volunteers, sponsors, and coordinators of the Ugnayan ng Pahinungód Manila.
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Affirmative Action Program (UP Pahinungód Mindanao)
The Affirmative Action Program (AAP) is one of the flagship programs of the Ugnayan ng Pahinungód in UP Mindanao. It aims to enhance the knowledge and improve the skills of Junior and Senior high school students to prepare them for college education.
UP students, alumni, faculty, and staff are deployed to the priority areas as volunteers to conduct reviews, remediations, and tutorials. Information about the University of the Philippines specifically the College Admission and other important inputs about college life, and college entrance examinations are also provided to participants. The goal of this program is to contribute to the University’s efforts of democratizing access to UP education to poor and deserving students coming from public schools and marginalized communities.
This program is articulated in Section 5 of the University of the Philippines Mindanao Act (RA 7889) which states: “The University of the Philippines in Mindanao shall provide a special scholarship program and other affirmative action programs to assist poor but deserving Muslims and other members of cultural communities to qualify for admission to the University.
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Online Bridge Program (UP Pahinungód Open University)
The Online Bridge Program in collaboration with the Faculty of Education UPOU aims to equip the stu- dents with the basic knowledge needed in pursuing higher education courses.
Currently, Bridge English and Bridge Mathematics courses are offered for free to the general public. These courses are hosted in the UPOU Massive Open Distance eLearning (MODeL), the official platform for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) of UPOU.
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Coastal Resource Management (UP Pahinungód Visayas)
Together with its partners, the UPV Ugnayan ng Pahinungod/Oblation Corps seeks to increase awareness of biodiversity conservation and proper management of coastal and marine resources in underserved communities.
Unsustainable resource use patterns in the past resulted in serious damage to critical coastal and marine habitats such as coral reefs, submerged aquatic vegetation, and mangrove forests.
A continuing challenge for many coastal communities, the fisheries sector in the country plays a significant role not only in helping to achieve food security but also in providing livelihoods to millions of Filipinos. This entails a management approach that aims to achieve sustainable use and management of resources in the coastal areas; hence, CRM.
Local government units (LGUs) are at the forefront of CRM. LGUs must understand the concepts and principles, involved in CRM because most of the potential problems resulting from resource use and management unfold locally.
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