ACCA-SUGPAT co-organizes first national forum

“Bilib Ako sa Boses ng Kabataan!” This was the battle-cry of the Ateneo Center for Culture and the Arts’ SUGPAT team who flew in to the National Capital Region last month to help co-organize the Adolescent Forum and Development Partners’ Coordination Forum at Chardonnay by Astoria in Pasig City. Tapped by the Department of Education…

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SUGPAT-ALSPA preps curriculum for launching

Gearing up for its second cycle, the SUGPAT Alternative School for Peacebuilding and the Arts (ALSPA) is developing this month its new curriculum module which will be used when the school officially launches later in June. Following a creativity-centered learning approach, the curriculum will have a foundation of three learning strands namely: Human Dignity and…

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AdZU-SHS stud represents PH in intl meeting

An incoming 12th grade senior high student of Ateneo de Zamboanga University represented the voices of the Filipino youth in an international meeting of government leaders and urban decision makers in Surabaya, Indonesia from May 6 to 8. Joshua Rommel H. Vargas, alongside Zamboanga City Mayor Beng Climaco, was invited by UNICEF to participate in “Growing…

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SUGPAT to launch barangay leadership program

SUGPAT has partnered with the Ateneo Center for Leadership and Governance (ACLG) to pioneer a barangay leadership program (SUGPAT-BLP) which focuses on capacitating barangay leaders, youth focal persons, and SK representatives in understanding issues on adolescents. As part of the SUGPAT Adolescent Development and Participation Program, SUGPAT-BLP aims to capacitate these leaders in fostering a…

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Research arm to play big in SUGPAT Tres

As part of preparations for the development of a resource center, SUGPAT this year will be employing a detailed situational analysis of out-of-school youth (OSY) in Zamboanga City. The research will soon be an integral document as part of the establishment of SUGPAT’s Resource Center for Adolescent Development, Leadership and Participation which envisions itself to…

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SUGPAT-ALSPA holds first FGD in Dulian

Last March 23, ACCA-SUGPAT inaugurated its first focus group discussion (FGD) in Barangay Dulian to determine the educational needs of out-of-school-youths enrolled in the Alternative Learning System (ALS). Attended by 14 ALS learners from the ALS center of Brgy. Dulian and 16 parents and guardians, the FGD focused on assessing subject matter interests among the…

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AdZU, Community Responds to Call on Analyzing Youth Situation in ZC

Over thirty participants gathered at the Garden Orchid Hotel to attend “HU YOUth?: A Participatory Workshop to Understand Our Adolescents in Zamboanga City,” held last March 14 and 15. Organized by ADZU’s Center for Culture and the Arts, the workshop aimed to gather stakeholders in analyzing key issues that adolescents in Zamboanga City were facing.…

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ACCA-SUGPAT Team Attends Int’l Conference On Inclusive Education

“There really is a need to create more programs for our out-of-school-youth,” said Department of Education secretary Leonor Magtolis-Briones in a close encounter with ACCA-SUGPAT Project Director Kiko Miranda. Sec. Briones was only one of many dignitaries that the ACCA-SUGPAT team met when they attended the 15th SEAMEO Innotech International Conference from March 5-8 at…

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