Latest University Extension News and Events
by Jastin Soria
UEO DDRM ventures on Ambulance Operations, Safety Training
The University of Northern Philippines keeps institution safe and disaster-resilient during natural or human-induced hazards through the University Extension Office (UEO), by providing knowledge and information during calamities. The university focuses on disaster preparedness and orientation by capacity-building enhancement activities in times of human and non-human induced disasters.
To reinforce the efforts of the university in implementing the Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) Programs, the UEO-DRRM conducted the “Ambulance Operations and Safety Training” on February 4-5 and 10-11, 2021. This activity aimed to capacitate the University Emergency Response Team, University Drivers, and University Nurse in Ambulance management relevant to the transport of patients from an incident site to the emergency room of the receiving hospital.
The ambulance operations and safety training was held on February 4-5, 2021, for the first batch, and February 10-11, 2021, for the second batch. On the first day, Mr. Jordan Soria of the City Public Safety and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management discussed various topics, including the “Legal Mandates of Ambulance Operations and Ambulance Call Phases,” or “Emergency Dispatch Calls for ambulance operations,” Basic Ambulance Skill for Patient Care,” and “Vehicle Supply and Equipment checklist and rescue simulation exercises” were completed to round up the day. On the second day, a safe, practical ambulance driving course was held within the university, where participants applied their abilities and knowledge gained throughout training. The training concluded with an assessment and evaluation of participants’ performance, followed by the completion of the closing program.
By Ismael Rivera and Jevie Abella
UEO CONDUCTS CANCER EDUCATION PROGRAM
The University Extension Office conducted a health education and advocacy program about cancer and mental retardation prevention and management in Barangay Pantay, Tamurong, Caoayan, Ilocos Sur on February 17, 2021. The activity dubbed “Training/Seminar on Cancer Prevention and Management and Mental Retardation Prevention ” w a s attended by the Barangay Health Workers, Barangay Nutrition Scholars, young parents, and interested male residents.
Selected faculty members of The College of Nursing served as lecturers during the activity. Mrs. Marjorie F. Joven lectured on self-test procedures on the early detection and prevention of breast cancer. Mrs. Jevie A. Abella demonstrated the proper way to do the self -test procedure. Ms. Cecilia Claudine H. Almachar discussed and explained the need and importance of being compliant to pre-natal visits during pregnancy to prevent the occurrence of possible mental retardation. Mr. Constantino Y. Mendoza discussed testicular cancer risk and detection among the male participants. This activity aimed to increase the participants’ knowledge and awareness about the prevention of cancer (breast and testicular), especially the risk factors and screening test, and enhance the participants’ understanding of the prevention of mental retardation among children, especially in the preparation and during pregnancy.
by Dr. Princess Neptalia Quebral
CBAA initiates IT Training for Coops
Enhancement of one’s capability in utilizing ICT is an essential part of dealing with the day-to-day operations of a business. The attainment of goals and objectives of an organization is also dependent on the technology used by the hu man resources towards efficient and effective implementation of plans. Cooperatives today are challenged by the fast evolution of technology, specifically the adoption of the internet, e-recording/ filing, and virtual communications in their transactions, meetings/conferences, and in dealing with clientele. The use of zoom and google meetings is relevant today in the middle of a pandemic where mobility and face-to-face interaction of people are limited. Hence, the need for empowerment through training and workshops along with computer literacy is relevant today.
The UNP-CBAA, in partnership with the City Cooperative Office of the City Government of Vigan, continues to evaluate and monitor the cooperatives’ performance. One need that came out is Computer Literacy, backed up with simulation.
On February 18-19, 2021, the Cooperative Management Program of the College of Business Administration and Accountancy initiated training on Basic Computer Literacy for Batch 2 of the Coop beneficiaries in Vigan City through its Extension Unit. Speakers and facilitators came from the pool of experts of the college. The training aimed to strengthen the camaraderie between and among cooperatives. The knowledge and skills that were transferred to the beneficiaries will also allow them to be more efficient and effective at work. Thus, increasing their quality of life as cooperators.
by Dr. Princess Neptalia Quebral
Financial Literacy Empowers PNP Officials
The attainment of goals and objectives of a family in society depends on the family members’ knowledge and skills towards efficient and effective implementation of plans a n d budgeting. Professionals today are challenged by the fast evolution of technology, specifically the adoption of the internet in savings, financing of assets, investments, and communications in their bank or cooperative transactions. Moreover, the use of essential financial tools is relevant today in the middle of a pandemic where mobility and face-to-face interaction of people are limited. Hence, the need for empowerment through training and workshops along with financial literacy is relevant today.
Financial Literacy Program is an advocacy of the College of Business Administration and Accountancy. Its goal is to enhance one’s capability in handling personal finance for every worker and head of the family in the community. In addition, the financial Literacy Program aims to increase people’s awareness about Financial Literacy as the foundation of their relationship with money, and it is a lifelong journey of learning.
The UNP-CBAA, in partnership with the Philippine National Police-Region Office, Ilocos Sur Provincial Office 1, conducted a blended learning approach wherein lectures and film showings were discussed and presented via Zoom meeting on July 14, 2021. Speakers from the Financial Management Program were Prof. Katherine A. Rabbon, Joana E. Rivad, and Dr. Princess Neptalia R. Quebral. Approximately 50 personnel and members of the Unit/Stations underwent the 1-day Financial Literacy through an online platform (webinar). The knowledge and skills that were transferred to the beneficiaries will enable them to be more efficient and effective at work. Thus, increasing their quality of life as professionals.