CHS conducts dual seminar-workshops with partner community


In support of an earlier MOA signed between the University and the community, a leadership and reproductive health dual seminar-workshop with the theme “Responsive Leadership: Nurturing Public Trust” was held at Brgy. Manueva, Santa, Ilocos Sur on April 25, 2024. Led by Dean Joussie Bermio, the event saw the participation of barangay officials and women aged 15-45 years old.

The barangay officials who participated were led by Brgy. Capt. Manuel Bajet Jr. The seminar-workshop aimed to foster a cohesive and responsive leadership group. It aimed to equip officials with necessary knowledge and abilities which would grant them greater efficiency in fulfilling their obligations as officers, with the end goal of ensuring public trust and ensuring a cohesive working relationship within the barangay.

Also, a seminar-workshop on reproductive health was held for women in the designated age range. This program, which was attended by women from the community and barangay health workers, attempted to empower women via education and awareness while offering important information and assistance surrounding reproductive health issues.

Additionally, faculty members shared findings from their recent works. The studies covered topics such as health-seeking behaviors, use of local plants for medicinal purposes, phytochemical analyses, and activities based on biodiversity, all of which aimed to contribute to the well-being and sustainability of the community.

Representatives from the MILG (Department of the Interior and Local Government), such as Mr. Bradford Burgonio (ABC president), Hon. Genaro D. Cacho, Ms. Lynlyn Borje (RHM designate), and Evangeline Corpuz (public health nurse). Their participation demonstrated how stakeholders work together to solve the needs of the community.

The activities were conducted according to the principles of multiple SDGs set by the United Nations, including SDG 3 (Good Health and Well- Being), SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), and SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals). Addressing these goals allowed the barangay to aim for broader pastures toward sustainable development and empowerment of the community.

As such, the University looks forward to further work with the adopted community with fervent zeal. Dean Bermio shared that the University shall be even more proactive in the development of the area which shall hopefully end with a positive change.

Article by Ace Danielle C. Avero and Elvis Sesuca.


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