Service Learning Program 2014: Engaging the Frontiers by Victoria Melissa C Pulido

Inspired by the 40th Year Anniversary of Fr Pedro Arrupe’s Historic Address on Jesuit Education apostolate entitled “Man for Others”, AJCU-AP Service Learning Program 2014 is themed as, “Jesuit Education in the Frontiers of Greater Societal Engagement”. The Program is aimed at: (1) Provide opportunity for interaction to Service Learning Communities to facilitate understanding of present social realities particularly in Mindanao. (2) Facilitate deepening and reflection sessions on Jesuit Ideals which will strengthen participants’ awareness and commitment to greater societal engagement (3) Engage participants to actual Service Learning projects in Xavier Ecoville to encourage initiatives and participation for sustainable community development

On August 4, 2014, Xavier University welcomed student and faculty participants from Sogang University-South Korea, Sophia University-Japan, Sanata Dharma University-Indonesia, Ateneo de Davao, Ateneo de Naga and Ateneo de Zamboanga Universities-Philippines to the AJCU-AP Service Learning 2014. There were 23 Student Participants who took part in the 24-day Service Learning Program at Xavier Ecoville and 11 Faculty Participants who took part in the 3-day Service Learning Program for Faculty.

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