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EXTENSION PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS

 

Maternal, Newborn, Child, Health and Nutrition (MNCHN) Skills Training Course for Health Care Providers (2016-2017)

 

  • Offered by BU College of Nursing (BUCN)
  • With Local Government Units (LGU), Department of Health Regional Office V (DOH V), Partner Non-Government Organization (NGO)
  • The MNCHN program is DOH-initiated through Administrative Order titled “Implementing Health Reforms for Rapid Reduction of Maternal and Neonatal Mortality.” Reducing maternal and neonatal mortality shall be achieved through effective and appropriate MNCHN services in the locality. BUCN served as training institution for the required training course, while BUCN faculty attended a training of trainers as well as served as resource person, lecturer, facilitator, preceptor, and evaluator. These trainings served health care providers based at rural health units regionwide: Basic Emergency Management and Newborn Care Skills Training for Midwives, Lactation Management Training, Family Planning Competency-Based Levels 1 and 2, Usapan Series Training of Facilitators, Training on the Use of Adolescent Aid Manuals, as well as Newborn Screening with Heel Prick Training. The MNCHC Program enhanced the skills and knowledge of BUCN faculty and students in implementing health care procedures in hospital and community settings.

 

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Registered Master Electrician Enhancement Program for Electrical Installers (2016-2017)

 

  • Offered by BU College of Engineering (BUCEng)
  • With Sorsogon Electric Cooperative (SORECO) II
  • Project Sites in Castilla, Sorsogon and Polangui, Albay
  • The project capacitated 22 non-licensed electrical installers with technical knowledge on electrical installations, Philippine Electrical Code, and safety practices. This prepared them for becoming Registered Master Electricians as it helped them pass the licensure examinination in electrical engineering given by the Professional Regulatory Commission. Trainings took place every Wednesday and Saturday for a month. Out of the 22 participants, 12 took the licensure examination and 8 of them passed – a passing rate of 67%. The passers are now employed and/or gained increase in their salaries.

 

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Building Sustainable Communities: Native Chicken Production Project (2016 and continuing)

 

  • Offered by BUGC
  • With PTA, Small Water Impounding System Association (SWISA), Sorsogon Provincial Organic Farmers and Practitioners Association (SFOFA)
  • Project Sites in Sorsogon (San Fernando in Prieto Diaz, Abuyog and San Isidro in Sorsogon City, Carriedo and San Ignacio in Gubat)
  • The project established 6 model farms for native chicken production as an income-generating activity for families in the community. The 34 project participants gained new knowledge on native chicken production. Of these, 8 applied the native chicken technology, as well as established and sustained native chicken production. They formulated organic feeds and plant-based medicines, extracted from herbs they planted around the home. The BUGC implementers assisted the participants to sustain their project.

 

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Linking Education to the Society Through Extension and Research-based (LESTER) Program

 

  • Organized by BU-EMD
  • Linkage with the Office of Civil Defense V, National Economic and Development Authority V, Department of Agrarian Reform V, Department of Environment and Natural Resources V, Department of Education V, Department of Interior and Local Government V, Department of Labor and Employment V, Department of Public Works and Highways V, Department of Science and Technology V, Department of Social Welfare and Development V, Department of Trade and Industry, National Food Authority V, Cooperative Development Authority V, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority V, Mines and Geosciences Bureau V, Security and Exchange Commission V, National Intelligence Coordinating Agency V, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency V, Provincial Government of Albay, City Government of Legazpi, Police Regional Office V, Naval Forces Southern Luzon, together with the 9th Civil-Military Operations Battalion and the S7 901st (FIGHT ‘EM) Brigade of the 9th Infantry (SPEAR) Division of the Philippine Army, the Military Intelligence Group (MIG) V of the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the 2nd Civil Relations Group of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the 5th Forward Service Support Unit Army Support Command of the Philippine Army, and the Tactical Operations Group V of the Philippine Air Force.
  • The LESTER Program took off with a round-table discussion on the extension and research programs where areas of collaboration and complementation were identified. The discussions solidified and encouraged partnership and cooperation, as well as encouraged feedback from the stakeholders. Collective efforts, sharing of resources and familiarization with various programs of the academe can empower communities to make informed decisions. LESTER Program is an extension management initiative which sought to address the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goal to ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels of extension.

 

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Skills Training Program (2018-2019)

 

  • Offered by BU-EMD
  • With Local Government Units (LGU), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) V
  • One of the extension modalities generated by the LESTER Program, the community-based Skills Training Program involved the participation of the three pillars of extension: the Academe, the National Government Agencies particularly the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), and the Local Government Units (LGUs). The Skills Training Program commenced on November 2017 with the signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) between BU and DSWD. It supports the Philippine government's social contract with the Filipino people to achieve inclusive growth having rapid, sustained, and broad-based economic growth that is focused on creating more jobs and opportunities to achieve full employment and significantly reducing poverty.

 

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Promoting Sustainable Upland Resource-Use System for Enhancing Resiliency in a Changing Environment: The AgrofCom Project Experience (2016-2017)

 

  • Offered by BUCAF
  • With DA-BAR
  • Project Sites in Albay (Paulog, Amtic, Busay in Ligao City; Mapaco in Guionobatan; Balogo in Oas; and Balinad in Polangui)
  • The projects focus on building empowered families living harmoniously in a sustainable and healthy environment through values-based agroforestry farming. Skills and value-based trainings along with physical inputs of fruit trees, animals/ livestock, vegetable seeds, strawberry plants, and agroforestry-based livelihood are vital inputs to end hunger and poverty, as well as caring for the environment. The farmer partners received farm inputs (fruit trees, vegetable seeds/fruit plant, and farm animals) and organized into SHGs. Best practices identified include use of values-based upland community development approach, SHG organizational strengthening, project co-management, linking savings and credit through SHG formation, development and mobilization of animal monitoring committee, passing on the project inputs, agroforestry learning model farms, as well as geographic positioning system (GPS) mapped agroforestry farm.

 

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Program on Climate Resilient Initiatives for Sustainable Watershed Management System in Albay (2014-2018)

 

  • Offered by BUCAF
  • With the Rural Bank of Guinobatan, UPLB Foundation Inc., Aboitiz Renewables Inc., DA-BAR, CHED
  • Project Sites in Albay (Camalig, Guinobatan, Oas, Libon, Polangui, and Ligao City)
  • The Program seeks to up-scale the integrity of watersheds and waterways by focusing on sustainable and resilient agricultural, coastal, and marine ecosystems as the main sources of livelihood. Watershed development goes beyond soil and water conservation, it has a social dimension. Various BUCAF departments came up with component projects for the development of land, water, and plant resources to meet the basic needs of people and animals in a sustainable manner. Watershed development is BUCAF's main intervention for natural resource management. It integrates technologies, governance, and socio-economic strategies within the natural boundaries of a drainage area (watershed). Best practices include use of values-based upland community development approach, self-help groups (SHG) organizational strengthening, project co-management, linking savings and credit through SHG formation, development and mobilization of animal monitoring committee, passing on the project inputs, agroforestry learning model farms, as well as geographic positioning system (GPS) mapped agroforestry farm.

 

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Integrated Program for Sustainable Development of Local Watershed Communities

 

  • Offered by BUCAF
  • With BU Tabaco Campus, BU Gubat Campus, LGUs, DENR, DA, FIDA, Energy Development Corporation
  • Project Sites in Albay (Manito, Tiwi, and Pioduran) and Sorsogon (BUGC)
  • The Program adapts the watershed concept in the Conservation Farming Village (CFV) extension modality and multi-stakeholder participation. It seeks to enhance the capacities of watershed communities to achieve improved quality of life through sustainable management of bio-physical resources. It addresses human development and poverty alleviation, as well as natural resources conservation through multi-stakeholders' participation with LGU as partner. Bicol upland rice varieties are promoted and conserved in appropriate areas as food source in upland and lowland communities. Likewise, health and nutrition education is done as healthy individuals contribute to the communities' economic growth. Young people are taught environmental and cultural education as local culture is intrinsic to local community development. Disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM), as well as vaue-adding and product development, are taught to community members and leaders. Thus, they learn to generate sustainable livelihoods without exhausting the carrying capacity of the environment.

 

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Harnessing Extension Advantage for Research and Development for the School and Communities (HEARDSC)

 

  • Offered by BU Gubat Campus
  • With LGUs
  • Project Sites in Sorsogon (Carriedo and San Ignacio in Gubat)
  • This project incorporates the establishment of learning farms for vegetable production as well as the integration of other agricultural activities such as native chicken production, vermi culture, native pigs production, feeds production, organic fertilizer production, and others. By providing technical support and continuing education to project partners and adopted communities, the project anchors on research and instruction, translating research findings into practical outcomes through capability building, skills training, and income-generating projects on Feeds production, Herbs production, Hydrophonics, Native chicken production, Organic farming, Organic fertilizer production, Swine/native pigs production, Tilapia production, Vermiculture, and Meat processing.

 

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