The HuSoCom Department sponsors Gift-Giving Outreach Program
The Humanities, Social Sciences and Communication (HuSoCom) Department conducted a Gift-Giving Outreach Program at Sitio Kinayad, Kinmarin, Salcedo, ILocos Sur on December 19, 2015 as a part of the extension activity of the department.
This activity was conducted in response to the request of Mrs. Librada Habon, the Teacher-in-Charge of Kinayad Elementary School, where the gift-giving program was held.
This activity was spearheaded by the HuSoCom Students Organization (HSO) officers led by its President, Mr. Anthony Carlo Valdez and the HuSoCom faculty members led by the Dean, Dr. Severino G. Alviento.
The group traversed the steep and winding road towards the small community to bring simple gift items to the school children of Kinayad and the indigent families of the village. They arrived at the venue after an hour trek and they were welcomed by the beneficiaries of the program.
Sitio Kinayad is a sitio of barangay Kinmarin, a depressed community of the municipality of Salcedo. According to the barangay officials present during the program, the North Luzon Philippines (NLPSC) represented by the HuSoCom Department was the first to conduct such activity in their village. To reciprocate the good deed extended to them, the villagers prepared a simple but bountiful banquet as a sign of their gratitude. The school children also prepared intermission numbers where they explicitly showed their gratefulness to the NLPSC team.
The 27 pupils of the school and the 29 indigent families in the barangay all received Christmas presents in the program. The school also got a modest amount of cash donation from the Department to be used for any project of their desire.
The Chairperson of the HuSocom Department, Mrs. Maribel C. Ibanez, in her talk, thanked the sponsors of the activity namely the NLPSC administration, the Municipality of Salcedo, and the Provincial Government of Ilocos Sur.