The Regional Director of DSWD, Rebecca P. Geamala and the Center Head of the Regional Rehabilitation Center for Youth (RRCY), Aileen G. Cuevas, signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Cebu Technological University- Argao CAMPUS College of Arts and Sciences (CTU-AC CAS) on Monday, Feb. 21, 2022, at Candabong, Binlod, Argao Cebu.
A 10-month project extension service offered by the College of Arts and Sciences entitled “CAS Shares ‘HEART’ to RRCY” was launched on March 4, 2022 until December with an entire duration of 154 hours.
The agreement stipulated that CTU- AC CAS would conduct once-in-a-week sessions, every Friday 1:00-5:00 PM training to the children in conflict with the law (CICL) and selected staff of the Regional Rehabilitation Center for Youth (RRCY), targeting the objectives of four different course components: Human Kinetics, Emotional Well-being, Arts, Reading/Literature and Technology/Science.
Reconnection of the said parties arose despite the competing demands on this pandemic surge. This allows resolute training to augment cognition, skills, well-being, and literacy of CICL and RRCY staff at the same time an opportunity for CTU-AC CAS to extend a sustainable program to the community as one of the University’s core functions.
In an interview, the center head of RRCY, Aileen G. Cuevas said “…Nakita nako na maayo kaayo ilang proposal both for the CICL and also the staff as we all know that they are all experts, and we need those expertise para sa amoang mga bata diri sa CICL and also the staff… I know that daghan kaayo silang mapaambit diri sa amoa diri sa center and this is a very good start for the year nga karon nag MOA signing nata and by March 4, mag start na ang program.” when asked why did she opt to approve or sign the project out of all the potential extension services and how can the project benefit to CICL and staffs. (… I recognized that their proposal is very good and beneficial both for the CICL and also the staff as we all know that they are all experts, and we need that expertise for our CICL residents and also the staff… I know that they can give incalculable teachings here in our center and this is a very good start for the year that we conducted a MOA signing. By March 4, it will be the launching and commencement of the program).
“I know that karon palang ako naning gi claim nga successful gyud ni.” she added. (I know that right at this moment, I claim that this is successful).
The “CAS Shares ‘HEART’ to RRCY” project promotes essential training and self-development for both CICL residents and staff as it will increase healthy conditions in each aspect and will unleash potential. Both parties also showed enthusiasm in the forthcoming implementation of the said project.-Aeron Mark Navaja/ICPA Argao