VIII. Partnership with Ateneo School of Government
Upon assuming office (December 2007) as Barangay Officials of Barangay 599, personnels from Ateneo School of Government (ASOG) arranged a special meeting with Punong Barangay Jose Milo Lacatan facilitated by Kagawad Josefina dela Serna.
Objectives of ASOG were laid, requiring the council information on the status of Barangay 599. After some weeks of coordination, an out-of-town 3-day seminar on Good Governance was sponsored by ASOG-Center 45, attended by participants from 3 barangays…598,599,600 and some other parent leaders, and youth of Old Sta. Mesa community.
Identifying the problems of Barangay 599, meetings regarding different issues and concerns of the community followed, and seminars and trainings of active youth including the SK Council were held incessantly.
To complete the profile and categorized the social and economic standing of its constituents, ASOG coordinated with ASI (Asian Social Institute) to assist in the systematic and efficient profiling of residents in the area of jurisdiction of Barangay 599.
The Community Services program of the Ateneo School of Government (ASoG) is implemented by the Center for Community Services (CCS). CCS is a social development unit of the Ateneo de Manila University which was established in 1978 in response to the emerging societal challenges of the period. It was integrated into the ASoG in 2006 to support social development especially in addressing poverty and community-related issues. The program links community development and local governance processes through multi-stakeholder and collaborative approaches. Through this, the program hopes to instill local governance marked with a community development perspective, utilizing collaborative, participatory, and multi-sectoral strategies.
Institutional Building Hopes to build and strengthen community-based sustainable structures with proven capabilities to respond to the needs and issues of the children alongside community problems. Programs include Organizational Building, Education, Health, Anti-VAWC, Livelihood, Youth.
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