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OBJECTIVES

1. To identify partner communities and schools, local government units, non governmental agencies, and people’s organizations for collaborative endeavors anchored on the University’s thrusts and advocacies towards educational development, economic sufficiency, health, safety and security enhancement, values formation and environmental preservation and protection.

2. To involve school officials, faculty staff, student’s interest groups and civic organizations in the community extension programs of the university to develop their sense of service and volunteerism.

3. To provide an avenue for the transfer of values, knowledge and skills through trainings which address community extension services thrusts.

4. To develop a sense of ownership of the programs among the members of partner communities and schools for sustainability.

CES Thrusts

Education- A good education helps empower people, thus making them self-sufficient and independent ultimately. It makes them better aware of their given situation and their surroundings as well as the rules and regulations of the society they are living in.

With education, people can bring about development because they are able to critically analyze where improvement is necessary for the greater good. Education helps them understand themselves better; it helps them realize their potentials and qualities as human beings. It helps them tap their latent talents, so that they may be able to make use of them to benefit themselves and others.

Livelihood - JBLFMU believes that providing sustainable livelihood projects to its partner communities could be one of the effective means of addressing poverty in the grassroots level. 

The university desires to see a brighter future for its partner communities.

Environment – The environment is gaining a much-deserved attention; however, the problem on the environment is not really taken seriously and much of what is heard about it remains unimplemented, or, at best, only for initial display.  If no necessary action to conserve and protect our environment, both on the collective and personal  levels, we will be inviting large-scale destruction.

At John B. Lacson we accept two important realities: first, that it is imperative and urgent to address issues on the environment; second, that there is a need to educate our students, ourselves, our partner communities and others on the importance of this advocacy, and corollary to that, the need for the serious understanding of the so- called environmental ethics.

Health - JBLFMU gives attention to matters  that directly or indirectly affect the health of the people in its partner communities because it has much to do with their happiness and success or lack thereof.  Health is wealth; it affects one’s whole being.

Safety and Security – In the spirit of community responsibility, the university is committed to explore possibilities of providing professional safety and security using the tools available in the partner communities and   the resources of the university to include education, information sharing, and training programs.

Values Formation – is the integration of all thrusts of JBLFMU Community Extension services.

This thrust aims to mobilize the community members for nation building through the practical exercise of human values in their daily lives as citizens and to make use of the power of these values in achieving the individual and community goals.

Virtual Meeting on Pro Coast Project with GIZ-PAME, ZSL, DENR, GENRO

In spite of the current pandemic that we are facing, the Community Extension Services of JBLFMU in partnership with the GIZ-PAME is still doing its best to help its partner communities in the Island Province of Guimaras through the Sustainable coastal protection through biodiversity conservation in coastal ecosystems Project (ProCoast).The project highlights proven technological innovations on coastal resources rehabilitation and conservation in six Centers of Learning in the region as part of improving communities’ resilience against impact of climate change.

In order to widen the outreach of the knowledge of other communities, ProCoast will provide a package of support to municipalities of Guimaras in form of capacity building about coastal resources rehabilitation and conservation and a small grants-local subsidy (GIZ financial instrument). The JBLFMU CES will be the proponent of the said project in the period of 10 months.

On August 7, 2020, a virtual meeting between partners was successfully conducted. It was attended by JBLFMU CES personnel, Dr. Melchor M. Magramo, Ms. Mary Mar Esmaña- Jaleco, and Dr. Shirley G. Hampac; from GIZ-PAME were Mr. Terence Paul Dacles, Ms. Rosalie Torena, and Ms. Jasmin Paner; from ZSL is Mr. Dax Dequito, and from Guimaras Environment and Natural Resources is Ms. Rose Jane Sablon.

It is expected that on or before the 4th week of October, a project proposal will be submitted to the office of GIZ-PAME for funding. Ms. Ms. Mary Mar Esmaña- Jaleco were assigned as a point person of JBLFMU, Rose Jane Sablon for GENRO, Ms. Rachel Ann Dequilla for PENRO, Mr. Terence Paul Dacles for GIZ-PAME and Mr. Dax Dequito for ZSL.

LIVE GREEN, THINK GREEN

In relation to the sustainability of the JBLFMU CES Live Green, Think Green Program, all system employees were encourage to maintain and continue planting of vegetables, herbal and ornamental plants in their assigned areas. On July 24, 2020, everyone was task to go out from their respective offices to clean-up and beautify their assigned areas as well as to do the gardening of vegetables, herbal and ornamental plants. Before the activity, they were instructed to observed health and safety protocols. This activity is also in support with the CES strategic objectives which is Pandemic-resilient implementation of CES projects.

CES Capacity Building, Leadership Training and Values Inculcation Workshop for CES Implementers and Volunteers

Capacity Building, Leadership Training and Values Inculcation Workshop for CES Implementers and Volunteers
 
To be community extension implementers is not a simple job. It is a vocation, a mission. To be an effective community worker, one should demonstrate professional commitment, direction, motivation and maturity in handling a community work.
 
To equip the CES implementers and volunteers with skills in handling extension work, the JBLFMU CES office organized a two-day training entitled Capacity Building, Leadership Training and Values Inculcation Workshop for CES Implementers and Volunteers at JBLFMU Ecological Park on March 4-5, 2013. The training was participated in by the five units of JBLFMU, namely: JBLFMU System, JBLF-training Center, JBLFMU-Molo, JBLFMU- Arevalo and JBLCF-Bacolod.
 
 Mr. Eric Divinagracia, Artistic Directorof   University of San AgustinLittle Theater and Arts Administratorof the same university, was the resource person. The training, which consisted of group dynamics, lectures, discussion groups, role plays, and workshops, aimed to orient the participants on the basic principles and processes of working together in groups or teams.

JBLF System CES builds houses in Concepcion

JBLF System CES  touched the lives of its fellow Ilonggos for the second time as it again helped families at the Island of Concepcion whose houses were badly damaged after Typhoon Yolanda hit Northern Iloilo.

On December 20, 2013 the JBLF System CES  in partnership with the Save Sitio Botlog Gamay Team helped reconstruct the 29 houses of the recipient families whose houses were totally damaged at Brgy. Tambaliza, Concepcion, Iloilo. Each family received a complete set of housing materials. In addition, the university also gave them cash gifts to have something at Christmas. Mr. Nick Foster from Iloilo Scuba Dive Center also gave a bundle of usable clothing.

This undertaking became successful through the help and support of the JBLFMU Administration and the strong partnership with the Save Sitio Botlog Gamay Team and other private individuals. Surely, these little deeds gave a big difference in the lives of our fellow Ilonggos.


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