The CSCE (led by Ms. Jocelyn T. Bellin) and OSPGE teams (led by Prof. James Ronald O. Mesina and Ms. Pearl Stephanie DL. Ulep) with the teachers and students from Camias Resettlement Elementary School in Porac, Pampanga. (Photo: Edward Andrew A. Guese | MCL CSCE)
After two years of COVID-19 lockdowns, Malayan Colleges Laguna, A Mapúa School (MCL), through the Center for Service-Learning and Community Engagement (CSCE) and the Office for Strategic Partnerships and Global Engagement (OSPGE), held its Community Engagement (CE) activity in Porac, Pampanga on May 17, 2022. This initiative is for the benefit of the Aeta community from Camias Resettlement Elementary School (CRES). It was CSCE’s first in-person community engagement activity prior to the series of lockdowns due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prof. James Ronald O. Mesina, Assistant Vice President for Academic Services and Director of OSPGE, initiated the engagement with the teachers and students from CRES. Ms. Jocelyn T. Bellin, Director of CSCE, welcomed the selected families who participated in the brief program. The families were also the beneficiaries of food packs, toys and school supplies. An estimate of 100 families benefitted from the gift-giving spearheaded by the CSCE.
The Head Teacher of CRES, Ms. Mylene Santos, also made it possible for the community engagement activity to happen. Ms. Santos thanked the MCL contingents for the visit, one of the few in-person activities of the school.
With this initiative, CSCE continues to instill its commitment to excellence and virtue in community service, even during the global pandemic.