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La Consolacion College Bacolod and San Sebastian Cathedral Forge Partnership for Service-Learning Initiative

Bacolod City, November 8, 2023 – In a significant step towards community development and student engagement, La Consolacion College Bacolod and San Sebastian Parish have officially entered into a collaborative agreement to promote service-learning initiatives. The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was signed by Monsignor Ronaldo S. Quijano, Rector of San Sebastian Parish, and Sister Joan Brigida Corazon S. Infante, OSA, President of LCC Bacolod.

The signing ceremony, witnessed by Maria Girlie S. Abad, Head of the Center for Spirituality & Mission of La Consolacion College Bacolod, and Reverend Father Narciso P. Gayares VII, Vice Rector of San Sebastian Parish, marks the beginning of a partnership aimed at providing meaningful opportunities for students to contribute to the betterment of the parish and the wider community.

Penny Sanchez, Dean of the School of Sciences, Liberal Arts, and Teacher Education, along with CSM Staffs Nikko Pineda and Dione Prajes, were also present at the MOA signing, symbolizing the collective commitment to fostering collaboration between the academic institution and the parish.

La Consolacion College Bacolod’s Service-Learning Program will encompass various projects, including literacy and numeracy initiatives for indigents at San Sebastian Cathedral, led by Teacher Education students. Additionally, students will engage in mural art projects on the perimeter walls of the parish, enhancing the aesthetic appeal of the surroundings. Community-based projects at Barangay 10 further demonstrate the college’s dedication to making a positive impact on the lives of the local residents.

Through this partnership, both La Consolacion College Bacolod and San Sebastian Parish aim to instill a sense of social responsibility and civic engagement in the students while simultaneously addressing the needs of the community. The collaboration reflects a shared commitment to holistic education and community development. As the agreement comes into effect, the institutions look forward to the positive transformations that will unfold through the combined efforts of students and community members alike.