The Office of Student Affairs-Counseling and Testing Division (OSA-CTD) have just made the Christmas season a little brighter for some children, mothers, and teachers from Brgys. Mayondon, San Antonio, and Putho-Tuntungin in Los Baños.
These back-to-back outreach activities, “Off the street, on the school outreach program” and a livelihood teaching program, were held on Dec. 11 at the Student Union Building for selected participants.
“Off the street, on the school” included interactive educational activities for children and adolescents to hone their skills and talents.
One of the activity’s objectives is to help the pupils qualify for scholarships in Los Baños-based schools such as the Philippine High School for the Arts.
The livelihood program featured a street vendor food business and health seminar for parents and teachers.
At the seminar, Belinda Lalap, an extensionist at the Barangay Integrated Development Approach for Nutrition Improvement (BIDANI) of the College of Human Ecology, talked about health and sanitation in the food vending business.
The twin event also included a feeding program, a cultural show dance contest, raffle games, gift-giving, and an awarding ceremony for notable performers.
According to Janet A. Dolor, head of OSA-CTD, they have been holding these activities since 2003.
Joining the festivities were Atty. Eleno O. Peralta, director of OSA, and Dr. Erick Vernon Y. Dy, head of OSA‘s International Students Division.
The UPLB GABAY volunteers, KAIROS Band, UPLB Filipiniana Dance Troupe, and various donors helped OSA-CTD stage the outreach program. (KEAraguas)