CHED raises NSTP capability to combat societal demands

Engr. Asuncion Monsanto (6th from left,3rd row) supports CHED directives.

A series of seminar-workshops last month for National Service Training Program (NSTP) coordinators was organized by the Commission of Higher Education to help establish best policies and strategies toward making students productive members of society.

One of which was the “Trainers Training on DRRM” that focused on disaster risk reduction. It aims at capacitating NSTP coordinators the basic competencies in community service.

Engr. Asuncion Monsanto, NSTP coordinator (Main Campus), was very grateful for the opportunity as one of the thirty participants in the region. “The training was very helpful especially on my part (since I was elected of late as regional director). I gained a lot of ideas in doing activities that heavily bank on the university’s support.”

Educating the participants were Mr. Christian dela Calgada, Mr. Ryan Jay B. Jopia, Mr. Christian Narito, and Mr. Jose Abraham Ongkiko, who were all representatives of the National Red Cross.

They touched on different concepts on emergency response and highlighted on the importance of international humanitarian law and health services.

“If more people become aware of this law, the inhumane activities can be prohibited and lots of lives can be saved. Hence learning about this law is really important for the people around the world, and it should be taught in educational institutions. So… educators…play a very important role.”

Other speakers also shared their perspectives on DRRM profile and the significance of welfare and safety services.

Moreover, seminars on gender and development and environmental management were also conducted early this month by CHED. ICPA/KML