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MOTHER RITA BARCELO OUTREACH PROGRAM: THE LCUP’S ARM IN COMPASSION AND CHARITY

Over the years, the La Consolacion University Philippines bears the spirit of compassion and community -orientedness as its core values which fuel the institution’s mission to create a community with interdependence and unity responsive to the needs and call of its constituents.

Born out of the said objectives was the Mother Rita Barcelo Outreach Program (MRBOP) - the institution’s Extension Unit. Carrying the name of Mother Rita Barcelo y Pages - the Foundress of the Augustinian Sisters of Our Lady of Consolation, the MRBOP fills the role of materializing the community outreach programs to the adopted communities of the LCUP. As the community that also carries the name of the mother foundress, the Mother Rita Homes is one of the adopted communities that has been reached out by the institution’s helping hands through its various community extension programs.

PROVIDING BREAD AND BUTTER THROUGH LIVELIHOOD PROGRAMS

TOne of the MRBOP’s community extension programs that is on the move is the Lipat Kaalaman - a Livelihood Education Program that aims to give knowledge and skills to the people of the Mother Rita Homes on sustenance through income generating activities. From making the product to costing, the MRBOP is hands-on with providing trainings to the Mother Rita Homes community in partnership with the different colleges and departments in the institution. Read More ...

The Livelihood Program covers teaching various product-makings such as embutido, longganisa, pastry, and even growing plants and vegetables thatcan be a small business of the people in the community. At the end of the day, people from the community applied their learnings into their everyday life and found themselves having life-changing experiences and learnings from the program. Hide

FINISHED PRODUCT; THE IMPACT OF MRBOP TO THE COMMUNITY

The people of the Mother Rita Homes expressed how the Livelihood Programs affected their lifestyle from their own point of views. Wilma Adriano, one of the participants in the program found herself a source of income through making embutido and longganisa. The products she made transformed into a small business which she was able to sell not just in the community but outside the province as well. Read More ...

“Kaya nagpapasalamat po ako nang malaki sa Regina o sa LaCo na nagbigay po sila ng mga livelihood o mga activities na dapat matutunan ng mga nanay, kaya kami natuto din, nakakuha ng kaunting kaalaman na nagiging hanapbuhay din namin.” Mrs. Adriano shared.

Aside from source of living, from the point of view of Carina Rose Herrera, the livelihood program created an impact to the relationship of the people in the community from one neighborhood to another.

“Nagkaroon kami ng magandang samahan [dito]. Hindi naman kami kasi talaga as in close na ano. Nagkasama-sama lang kami doon sa livelihood na iyon.”

The testimonies shared sprinkled spice to theMRBOP’s goal to give back to the community and create a united community. Thus, this will not be the end of their mission. Hide

THE MISSION TO BE CONTINUED

Hoping to pass on the knowledge and provide a helping hand to the community from the next generation to another, the MRBOP will continually extend its program and services to the Mother Rita Homes and to other adopted communities of the LCUP as well. As the institution’s arm towards charity and compassion, the MRBOP will never stop giving love, hope, wisdom, spirituality, and service to the community.


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