The Ateneo de Davao University, through its Ateneo Internationalization for Mindanao (AIM) Office, Arrupe Office of Social Formation (AOSF), and Madaris Volunteer Program (MVP), and the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) welcome local and international participants from all over Asia to Hábi: Service-Learning towards Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together on 15 November 2021.
We have Filipino delegates from different universities and organizations:
  • Central Bicol State University of Agriculture – Pasacao Campus (Camarines Sur)
  • Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University (La Union)
  • Don Honorio Ventura State University (Pampanga)
  • Aurora State College of Technology (Aurora)
  • West Visayas State University (Iloilo City)
  • Saint Louis University (Baguio City)
  • Mindanao State University (MSU) – Maguindanao (Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao)
  • San Pedro College (Davao City)
  • Ateneo de Davao University (Davao City)
  • Madaris Volunteer Program
  • United Group of Active Youth Association, Inc.
  • Volunteers’ Initiatives in Bridging and Empowering Society
  • Davao Colleges and Universities Network (DACUN) Internationalization and Linkages
We also have international delegates from different academic institutions:
  • St. Aloysius Gonzaga Institute of Higher Studies (Myanmar)
  • Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta (Indonesia)
  • Universitas Muhammadiyah Riau (Indonesia)
  • University of Saint Joseph (Macau)

With the online learning set-up, the orientation was conducted through Zoom video conference.

The program was officially started with an opening message given by the Director of the Ateneo Internationalization for Mindanao Office, Mr. Romulo Vinci R. Bueza.

The participants were given an opportunity to get to know their colleagues and companions through a series of ice breakers and creative introductions as well.

To introduce service-learning as the framework of the program, the talk on “Electronic Service-Learning – Learning by Engaging in Virtual Space: An Orientation” was given by Mr. Dyester G. Abo-Abo, Service Learning Program OIC-Coordinator of the Arrupe Office of Social Formation.

The orientation was also attended by the representatives from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP). On behalf of OPAPP, Ms. Vanessa Vianca S. Pallarco, Director of the Social Healing and Peacebuilding Department, gave a message to the participants.

To formally end our orientation, Ms. Agnes J. Sagaral, Director of the Arrupe Office of Social Formation, gave the closing message.

The IE-SLP November cycle is a 4-week global experiential and formative opportunity under the service-learning framework. This program is co-implemented by OPAPP. It is the first of the series of “Our Bangsamoro: Living and Learning Together in Peace and Fraternity” Project.

As inspired by the Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together (a joint statement signed by Pope Francis of the Catholic Church and Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, on 04 February 2019), this program invites local and international participants “to remain rooted in the values of peace, to defend the values of mutual understanding, human fraternity, and harmonious coexistence.”

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