Signing Ceremony for “SAPKA: Sangtruaryo Protektahan para sa Kaugmaon Program” Strengthens Collaboration

On February 22, 2023, a momentous event occurred at the Municipal Agriculture Office (MAO) of Tuburan, Cebu. The College of Education-CTU-Main, in partnership with Barangay Sto. Niño, Tuburan, officially signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the proposed extension project entitled “SAPKA: Sangtruaryo Protektahan para sa Kaugmaon Program.”

The MOA signing ceremony united key stakeholders committed to the project’s success. Hon. Rowel P. Gemparo, the Barangay Captain, led the members of the Barangay Council in attendance. Representing CTU-Main were Esperanza Del Fierro, the project head. Dr. Fe Varona, a project member, and Extension Chair, Dr. Jabin Deguma, with the unwavering support of College Dean Dr. Reylan G. Capuno.

The signing of the MOA symbolizes the mutual dedication and collaboration between the College of Education-CTU-Main and Barangay Sto. Niño, Tuburan, to effectively implement the SAPKA program. This extension project aims to create a sanctuary that protects and nurtures the community’s future, emphasizing the importance of sustainable development and environmental stewardship.

By joining forces and formalizing their commitment through the MOA, both parties demonstrate their shared vision and determination to bring positive change to the community. The SAPKA program represents an opportunity for meaningful engagement and active participation in advancing the well-being and prospects of the barangay.

With the MOA in place, the College of Education-CTU-Main and Barangay Sto. Niño, Tuburan, is now poised to embark on a journey of collaboration, innovation, and community empowerment. The signing ceremony marks a significant milestone in their joint effort to create a more sustainable future for all.

Through projects like SAPKA, CTU-Main continues to extend its expertise and resources beyond the confines of the university, actively engaging with local communities to address societal challenges and contribute to the region’s overall development. The MOA signing is a testament to CTU-Main’s commitment to nurturing partnerships that make a positive and lasting impact on the lives of the people it serves.

Words by Esperanza del Fierro