Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna

MCL CSCE holds first post-lockdown CE activity in Porac, Pampanga

MCL CSCE holds first post-lockdown CE activity in Porac, Pampanga.

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.

CSCE Director Ms. Jocelyn T. Bellin and OSPGE Director Prof. James Ronald O. Mesina shared a chat with Ms. Mylene Santos, Head Teacher of Camias Resettlement Elementary School in Porac, Pampanga. (Photo: Edward Andrew A. Guese | MCL CSCE)

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 selected families from the Aeta community generously lent their ears as they await the handing out of donations. (Photo: Jocelyn T. Bellin | MCL CSCE)

 

CSCE Director, Ms. Jocelyn T. Bellin, warmly welcomed and opened the program with the selected beneficiaries of the Aeta Community. (Photo: Vanessa Velasco | MCL 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.

A mini program was held consisting of games for the children of the Aeta community. (Photo: Edward Andrew A. Guese | MCL CSCE)

With this initiative, CSCE continues to instill its commitment to excellence and virtue in community service, even during the global pandemic.