Volunteering has a long, rich, and varied cultural legacy in the Philippines. Volunteerism continues to be a part of the shared helpful heritage which comes in many different names, guises, and dimensions among cultures. Various indigenous terms used to describe volunteerism in the Philippines, including Bayanihan, Damayan, Kawanggawa, Pahinungod, and Bahaginan, can be translated to mean a variety of volunteer activities,
including those supported by corporations, government, nongovernmental organizations, and foreigners. In the Philippines, volunteering has a positive impact on both individuals and communities. It can also foster and preserve the social fabric of our society, which is vital to its stability, as well as a strong feeling of mutual trust and togetherness.
FEU Institute of Technology [FEU Tech] as a vibrant community of scholars and professionals commits itself in the promotion of Sustainable Development. Its exceptional ability to cultivate knowledge and create creative skills allows it to allocate its resources and offer educational opportunities to diverse populations. As the backbone of community development, FEU Tech, has a social responsibility to participate in building the communities. As a partner of change too, FEU Tech through its community-oriented programs and services continuously extends programs that are humane and socially responsive to the needs of society and its people.
The Community Extension Services Unit [CESU] manages the social responsibility initiatives of the FEU Institute of Technology. Mobilizing innovative technologies and modern approaches in developing the communities through its Community Oriented Programs which operate on three (3) principles of Social Responsibility, Integrity, and Ethics. It is an act of fulfilling the Institute’s mission of helping people to uplift not only the quality of living of those underprivileged but also provide a greater impact on the character and values of the beneficiaries as well as students and associates of the Institute who take part in these worthy undertakings.
The Community Extension Services Unit collaborates with local officials of the marginalized sector to deliver inclusive culture sensitive relevant and demand-driven programs while promoting sustainability.
The Community Extension Service Unit aims to facilitate civic and community engagement through relevant, sustainable, and inclusive initiatives that will inspire the spirit of volunteerism among students, associates, alumni and other stakeholders.
Provide the highest quality of extension services focused on inclusive learning opportunities that will serve as a platform for students, associates and alumni to develop demand-driven solutions to the social problems.
FEU Tech CESU is committed to:
We continuously support local and national concerns in the form of social forums and promotions of personal responsibility in nation building.
We endeavor to provide services to meet the changing needs of our partners’ community and or NGO. We listen attentively to their concerns and are non-judgmental and open to their opinions and points of view. Embracing and celebrating the rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual.
We work towards Clientele Efficiency in solving problem with Utmost skills.
This is an iTam practice in improving, protecting, preserving and restoring the natural environment. It is an activity involving the entire College community. Pursuant to Executive Order No. 193 Series of 2015 Declaring Interdepartmental Convergence Initiative for a National Greening Program. The program was strengthened to support SDG 13 Climate Action, Target 13.1: Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate related disasters, Target 13.2: Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning, and Target 13.3: Build knowledge and capacity to meet climate change. SDG 14 Life below Water, target: 14.2: Protect and restore ecosystems, and Target 14.5: Conserve coastal and marine area. SDG 15 Life on Land, Target 15.1: Conserve and restore terrestrial and freshwater ecosystem, Target 15.2: End deforestation and restore degraded forest, Target 15.4: Ensure conservation of mountain ecosystems, and Target 15.5: Protect biodiversity and natural habitats. Target 15.9: integrate ecosystem and biodiversity values into national and local planning, development processes, poverty reduction strategies and accounts.
This is an iTam means of recognizing the spirit of volunteerism. This week-long activity unites the College in charity work and showcases the College community involvement accomplishments. This is geared to strengthen the volunteerism spirit of FEU Tech community towards successful implementation of extension programs. This is also an opportunity to recognize the valuable contributions of our associates, students, alumni and partners in extension.
This iTam program focuses on the empowerment of students, associates, and alumni of FEU Tech as well as the partner communities to the learnings that are aligned with UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The program also supports Goal 4 Quality Education, target 4.4: Increase the number of people with relevant skills for financial success, Target 4.5: Eliminate all discrimination in education, Target 4.6: Universal literacy and numeracy, and Target 4.7: Education for sustainable development and global citizenship. SDG 5 Gender Equality, target 5.1: End discrimination against women and girls. SGD 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth, target 8.4: Improve resource efficiency in consumption and production, and Target 8.6: Promote youth employment, education, and training. This program is committed in enhancing their capacity to act as citizens and realize theirability to contribute effectively to the community in meaningful ways.
It involves the academic departments and Recognized Students Organization. Each academic department and Recognized Student Organizations designed the activities according to the needs of the clientele and the department/Organizations specialization.
Recognized Student Organization
This is a campus-based/and or off-campus iTam activity that aims to provide an opportunity to associates, students, community partners, non-government organizations and or general public to share their thoughts and insights on current social issues and concerns. It is the duty of the Community Extension Services Unit of the Student Services Office to conduct programs and activities that are offshoot Sustainable Development Goal No. 1 No Poverty, target 1.5: Build resilience to environmental, economic, and social disasters. SDG No. 3 Good Health and Well-Being, target 3.3: Fight communicable diseases, Target 3.4: Reduce mortality from non-communicable diseases and promote mental health, Target 3.5: Prevent and treat substance abuse, and Target 3.7: Universal access to sexual and reproductive care, family planning and education.
This is an iTam action that demonstrates the Bayanihan spirit among the Filipinos in times of crisis. This provides a venue for the College to respond to the needs of the communities displaced by natural or man-made disasters through generation of resources from associates, students, alumni and other stakeholders. On the other hand, Community Extension Service Unit sees the need to provide avenues for Associates, Students and Alumni to help in mobilizing resources for our partner community not only in times of crisis or disaster and in fellowship during Holiday season, but also in sharing the College resources to our partners when needed.
This is an iTam way of sharing expertise of the College in the field of engineering and technology. The College provides opportunities to heighten the technological knowhow of our partner communities, school institutions and NGO’s to serve as major tool for development in this modern age of technology. This program is anchored to the Sustainable Development Goals No. 7 Affordable and Clean Energy, target 7.2: Increase global percentage of renewable energy. SDG 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, target 9.5: Enhance research and upgrade industrial technologies. SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities, target 11.4: Protect the world’s cultural and natural heritage, Target 11.5: Reduce the adverse effects of natural disasters, Target 11.6: Reduce the environmental impacts of cities. SDG 17 Partnerships for the Goals, target 17.6: Knowledge sharing and cooperation for access to science, technology and innovation, Target 17.7: Promote sustainable technologies to developing countries, and Target 17.8: Strengthen the science, technology, and innovation capacity for least developed countries
More than that, the program ensures that it is in line with the vision of the FEU institute of Technology to be one of the top learning institutions in Asia and is dedicated to providing quality, relevant, innovative, and industry-based education to the future nation builders.
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Director of Community Extension Services