Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Bayanihan With Partner Barangays Strengthened

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Staying true to its mission to establishing a community sensitive to the needs of the society, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) renewed its Kapitbahayan partnership with 24 neighboring barangays and 18 non-government organizations through a three-year Memorandum of Agreement.

Spearheaded by Benilde’s Center for Social Action (CSA), the collaboration was sealed through a formal signing ceremony held at the College’s Augusto-Rosario Gonzalez (ARG) Theater and graced by Mayor of Manila City Francisco “Isko” Moreno Domagoso, Pasay City Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano, and the chairmen of the various local government units.

In his keynote address, Mayor Moreno emphasized the vital contribution of each party in addressing crucial concerns and encouraged the participating factions to assist and support Benilde in its pursuit to retain the cleanliness and orderliness of the shared area. He likewise sought the cooperation of both the private and public sectors as his team works towards the betterment of the city and reaches out to vulnerable groups such as senior citizens and street children.

Through the reaffirmation of the Kapitbahayan partnership, which is akin to the concept of bayanihan, the College continues to move forward with their common goals in maintaining a safe and responsive environment for all.

Benilde serves the marginalized through skills-based capacity-building programs and supports their development and educational activities by opening its spaces for seminars, workshop, meetings and sports events.

The institution also implements the Department of Education (DepEd)’s Alternative Learning System for the out-of-school youth and sources potential scholars who can avail of the institution’s several grants for college and certificate courses. All initiatives are made possible through the local districts’ role in facilitating the active involvement of the families and their direct beneficiaries.

Benilde, who has been cooperating with its first partner neighboring barangay for ten years, started Kapitbahayan program with the Alternative Learning System. The fruitful camaraderie through shared advocacies inspired the College to extend their reach to the cities of Manila and Pasay.

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