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Community Extension & Development (CED)

WELCOME TO THE COMMUNITY EXTENSION & DEVELOPMENT

Community Extension and Development (CED) Office is in charge of carrying out the institution's research-based community extension initiatives. Additionally, it serves to coordinate, oversee, assess and evaluate the extension services provided by the many initiatives, programs, and projects in the institution's partner and adopted communities.

This manual aims to give readers an insight of VMA Global College and Training Centers, Inc., an academic institution located in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, and what it is doing to benefit the local community and partner institutions as a whole. In accordance with the institution’s core values, Community Extension and Development (CED) KAPAWA serve as the hub for advocacy, service learning, and community participation. Furthermore, the Community Extension and Development (CED) KAPAWA Volunteers' work to support and advance their inclusive growth is also covered, as well as the office's signature programs and projects.

It will act as a guide for faculty, staff, students, and alumni who are eager to volunteer their time to deserving organizations both inside and outside of VMA Global College and Training Centers, Inc. Community Extension and Development Office. The strategies presented in this document are those that Community Extension and Development (CED) could to help develop, especially their neighboring and adopted communities, and partnered institutions.

Additionally, according to CHED Memorandum 9, Series of 2013, Section 35, Social and Community Involvement Programs, initiatives and chances created to foster social awareness, internalization, and significant nation-building contributions. The Higher Education Institution (HEI) must provide students with opportunities for significant socio-civic engagement, including things like volunteering and environmental protection.

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Community Extension and Development – KAPAWA

KAPAWA, the institution’s official Community Extension and Development Office. It also has a societal resource never existed before: a group of students, faculty, and staff, who are emotionally stable and healthy, who can address community and individual needs through volunteering.

KAPAWA also refers to the comprehensive set of initiatives, programs, projects, campaigns, and activities that VMA Global College and Training Centers, Inc. is pursuing as part of its community contribution. This office serves as the institution's division for advocacy and volunteer work in the community with an emphasis on solving societal problems.

The fundamental objective of the CED Kapawa is to provide light of hope and love to our adopted communities. The term "kapawa" is a Hiligaynon word that means "light", "illumination", "luminosity", "gleam", "glow", and "brightness".

It focuses on three main causes: People Development and Empowerment, Environmental Education, and Socio-economic Upliftment. These three will act as the cornerstone for fostering volunteerism, community involvement, and inclusive growth in the communities it serves.

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Our Vision

To be an institution with a culture of volunteerism advocating community development through community organization, people development and empowerment, socioeconomic upliftment, and environmental education.

Our Mission

To engage and enable students, faculty, staff, and members of the institution to be voluntary service driven in building strong and sustainable communities.

General Objectives

VMA Global College and Training Centers, Inc. – Community Extension and Development Office KAPAWA aims to serve as the hub for advocacy, service learning, and community participation carrying out the institution's research-based community extension initiatives to the local community and partner institutions as a whole.

Specific Objectives

• Build and promote an identity that increases the office’s visibility, recognition, and reputation related to community extension and development.

• Establish community connections for quality assurance system for linkages and institutional engagements. As well as strengthen community linkages, partnership and collaboration for a sustainable holistic community development such as supporting and promoting educational and environmental development, such others.

• Create awareness and integrate volunteerism with a sense of responsibility among the students, faculty, staff, and members of the institution through participating to different outreach activities, programs, and projects for the community and the institution.

• Promote community development, maintain and support ecological balance through sustainable coastal resource development and animal protection through provision of human resource and with other concerned organization.

• Develop entrepreneurial and livelihood skills among the residents of the adopted community.

• Develop, promote, and enhance the spirit of volunteerism through establishing the official Kapawa volunteers to take part in all the CED KAPAWA programs and projects that are currently existing and other future programs and projects to arise.

Community Extension and Development Office services offered:

1. Disaster – Calamity Assistance through relief goods donations

2. Blood Referral (Partnered Blood Centers)

3. Donation Drive Projects (Brigada Eskwela, Book Donations, others)

4. Initiate and Facilitate Community Extension Services

Community Donation Drive

As an initiative in cultivating spirit of volunteerism among students, faculty and staff; Community Extension and Development (CED) Office created a project that will support and provide through utilizing resources that will optimize the community extension services to the adopted and partnered communities of the institution through donation drive project.

Students, Faculty and Staff of the institution can hand over and/or can respond for a call for donation all year round or in a specific period of time as approved by the School Administrators. Communities Stakeholders are also strongly encouraged to take part in this noble cause for the community.

The accumulated donations will be utilize in all the programs that will be initiated by the Community Extension and Development (CED) Office such as in Disaster Relief Drive, Brigada Eskwela, Gift Giving and such others.

Blood Referral (Partnered Blood Centers)

VMA Global College and Training Centers, Inc., spearheaded by Community Extension and Development Office conducts a semestral Blood Donation Drive with its partnered blood centers.

And as part of the community extension services to the community, the institution’s has a privileged approved by the partnered blood centers to release blood referral form to all the persons in need for blood transfusion. Provided that the requestor submits to the CED Office the Blood Request Form from the hospital where the patient is admitted and presents valid ID of the patient or the requestor who will get the blood referral form.

The available blood bags to be release to the requestors are as follows: To all who donated blood during the Blood Donation Drive regardless if you are a resident or non-resident of the institution and to all students, faculty, staff, and alumni they will have a limit of 5 bags annually and to non-resident of the institution who was not able to donate a blood they will have a limit of 3 bags. The available blood bags referred to the partnered blood centers are not necessarily mean that it is also available, but it depends on the blood centers blood stock and institution’s collected blood bags during the Blood Donation Drive.

In the event that the referral form was not utilized, the requestor must return the referral form to the CED Office to void the validity and can be replace by the blood centers for an empty form.

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