The UPLB Ugnayan ng Pahinungod conducted its third Volunteer Camp for 43 new volunteers last 11 - 13 September at the UPLB Land Grant, Siniloan, Laguna. Several alumni and senior volunteers facilitated the training activities. The new volunteers are expected to participate in different Pahinungod programs. (Photos by Clyde Angelo Bisares)
The UPLB Ugnayan ng Pahinungod is not only acknowledged for training student volunteers for fieldwork activities, but has also been known for collaborating with different UPLB student organizations. Pahinungod often receives requests from different student orgs for assistance in different activities, such as conducting immersion programs, team buildings and other training workshops.
UPLB Pahinungod also collaborates with student organizations in implementing their activities, specifically Reading Enhancement and Appreciation Development (READ) program, Environmental Awareness Program (EAP), Affirmative Action Program (AAP), Technical Assistance Program, Immersion Service Mission Program (ISMP), Youth and Women Development Program, and the recently launched Community Arts and Culture Development Program (CACDP).
In every collaboration with the student orgs, Pahinungod’s versatility shines through as it tries to promptly respond to requests. Its involvement with the UPLB Grange Association, the UP Agricultural Economics Circle, and the UP Novo Ecijanos are just a few examples that show Pahinungod’s adaptability when it comes to conducting different activities.
The gratitude that you get from the people that you help is worth more than all the awards and recognition you get from volunteering - this was the essence of the talk shared by Dr. Eric Talens and his staff from UP Manila Ugnayan ng Pahinungod during the brown bag discussion held last Sept 7 at the Bahay ng Pahinungod, UPLB.
With the theme “Volunteerism in the Health Sector”, the event was part of Ugnayan ng Pahinungod’s 22nd anniversary celebration and was attended by around 40 students. The discussion tackled the unique experiences and challenges faced by UP Manila Pahinungod 22 years after the program’s inception.
Pahinungod founder Dr. Emil Javier (left) and former UP Mindanao Chancellor Dr. Roger Cuyno (right) recall the beginnings of Ugnayan ng Pahinungod in public service in the University of the Philippines as they grace the 22nd anniversary celebration. (Photos by Ely Sumayod)
As part of its 22nd inception anniversary, Pahinungod held an open house in Bahay ng Pahinungod grounds on Sept 7.
The program began with a lunch buffet which was attended by student and faculty volunteers, members of partner organizations and communities and distinguished guests including former UP President Dr. Emil Javier, former UP Mindanao Chancellor Dr. Roger Cuyno, and UP Manila Pahinungod Director Dr. Eric Talens.
As the first speaker, UPLB Ugnayan ng Pahinungod Founder Dr. Emil Javier shared that the inception of Pahinungod also came as a response to a magazine article published in 1991 titled, “Has UP Lost Its Soul?”