The National Service Training Program Office (NSTPO), through the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (OVCAA), conducted the 2024 NSTP Boot Camp on Jan. 23-24, 2024, at the Philippine Judicial Academy Training in Tagaytay City. It was attended by faculty members and research and extension professional staff assigned to handle NSTP classes at UPLB.
The activity provided the participants with a walk-through of the Civic Welfare and Training Service (CWTS) and Literacy Training Service (LTS) guidebooks created to harmonize the NSTP course offerings.
The panel discussion for CWTS was led by faculty members Dr. Rosalie C. Mendoza and Maria Ellenita G. de Castro from the College of Forestry and Natural Resources, Dr. Ramon Christian P. Eusebio from the College of Engineering and Agro-industrial Technology (CEAT), and Anna Mariel U. Toledo from the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS).
Leading the discussion for LTS were faculty members Dr. Ana Katrina P. de Jesus from CAS, Guien Eidrefson P. Garma and Jyasmin M. Calub-Bautista from the College of Development Communication, and Kim Jay R. Rosano from CEAT.
Workshop sessions were also held during the training for the NSTP facilitators to help the participants identify innovative strategies and generate ideas for conducting NSTP 1 and NSTP 2 activities.
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Dr. Agham Cuevas represented Chancellor Jose V. Camacho, Jr. and delivered a message on his behalf which emphasized that NSTP embodies the spirit of volunteerism and the transformative power of education in the communities.
“The challenges we face in our communities are continuously evolving,” said Chancellor Camacho’s message. “Therefore, it is imperative that our methods for addressing these challenges adapt and advance as well.”
The NSTP was established by Republic Act No. 9163 to foster civic awareness among the youth and encourage their active participation in public and civic matters.