The CTU Extension Office honored the founder and donors of the ‘Amping Cebuano Project,’ a coronavirus-crisis campaign, during the tribute ceremony on May 18th at CTU Main.
Significantly, the event highlighted the award for environment advocate Louella Alix, who carried out the “Bayanihan Spirit” amidst the outbreak, initiating the production of washable face masks and fabricated face shields for health workers and police force assigned to man border checkpoints.
Alix had embraced a truly distinctive approach by reaching out to the Extension Services Director Jorelyn Concepcion to materialize her plan.
CTU President Rosein Ancheta Jr. then supported the extension office, harnessing the university’s resources and capabilities to respond to the scarcity of personal protective equipment.
“So when we had all the money and all the materials… I started thinking… We have all the materials but who will make the face shields? Who will make the masks? Who will make all these things that we planned to distribute to the government hospitals? Then all I could remember at that time is to call Jorelyn Concepcion. She’s a friend of mine in CTU Argao… and I was very happy that she was very positive about the project” said Alix.
With the aid of the campuses, the production of items sped up, making it possible for them to produce improvised hazmat suits, fabricated intubation/aerosol boxes, disinfectants, and food items.
Over 300 faculty and staff in CTU Main, Argao, Barili, Carmen, Cebu City Mountain Satellite, Daanbantayan, Danao, Moalboal, San Fernando, San Francisco, Tuburan were recognized for being involved in the project.
The gathering was attuned to the 27th CHED Founding Anniversary and 1st Narional Higher Education Day commemoration./ Almie Mata/CTU Main