By Tu Alid Alfonso
COTABATO City (December 19, 2013) – This second semester of school year 2013-2014, the Cotabato City State Polytechnic College (CCSPC) School of College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) once again deployed its students taking up Bachelors of Science in Social Work (BSSW) and Bachelor of Science in Community Development (BSCD) last month of November. The CCSPC interns work under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by and between CAS Dean Prof. Armia U. Ebrahim and National President Ustadz Rahib L. Kudto of the United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD).
The CCSPC interns will be expected to accomplish respective assigned tasks within four months duration (December-March) to stay in UNYPAD as part of their course requirements.
“The BSSW will have to complete 700 hours both for their community exposure and office work,” said Instructor Marwisa Sedik-Salam during the orientation meeting with UNYPAD staff on December 3.
“The BSSW students should have to report to host agency from Monday to Friday and fill-up their daily time record every day, and submit their diary and narrative report on community case study for subject Field Instruction and Practice lll (Working with Communities and Groups),” she added.
Currently, the BSSW students namely Aisa M. Tanoga, Junaima I. Samad, Norahmen M. Sabdullah, Normina G. Aratuc, Naila D. Lidasan, and Marlon K. Kalis have chosen Barangay Limbo, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao as their target community for field practice.
UNYPAD Secretary General Yusoph S. Lumambas said, “The BSSW interns have already formulated work plan for their daily activities and conducted courtesy call to the Barangay officials of Barangay Limbo and they also obtained data needed for their case study and, they already conducted meeting with their target beneficiary.”
Lumambas was appointed by the UNYPAD Executive National Officers as an overall coordinator for the CCSPC interns assigned in UNYPAD for this batch.
Meanwhile, the BSCD students under the supervision of Instructor Luz B. Santillan are preparing for their community immersion. Based on the MOU, they will have to finish 200 hours field work, report at the UNYPAD office every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and they are required to submit narrative report and to do other office related work.
There are eight BSCD interns, two male and six female, that have been officially deployed in UNYPAD, namely: Bai Jasmin A. Matanog, Zenaida B. Abdullah, Norhan U. Talib, Princess Norhana C. Sabanal, Bai Maliha M. Melicano, Sueb A . Sandigan, Saguira A. Abedin and Saguira T. Upak.
The CCSPC’s Interns and CAS faculty as well as Dean Dr Ebrahim are thanking the UNYPAD leaders for having accommodated them. The staffs of UNYPAD too were extending appreciation on trust shown by CCSPC administration.