With the support of Universitas, USG, TUPV_ASN,TUPV Coop, BASD, SHS and Mech.Tech. Departments and the GAD Office, the whole morning of December 22, 2017 was filled laughter and fun as 21 kids and 21 adults of the TUPVisayas Sericulture Project Beneficiaries participated in the Christmas Party intended for them at the Student Lounge. . .
They serenaded us with Christmas Carols, allowed us to judge their indigenous Christmas trees; and showered us with gratitude. Just like the light that shines from their yellow shirts, hope dwells in the hearts and minds of 167 inmates of the Talisay City Bureau of Jail Management and Penology when we (GAD & Linkage offices, & BASD & SHS & Mech. Depts.) visited them that fateful afternoon of December 22, 2017.
This was the salient part of the message of Dr. Ma. Leonor F. Validor during the opening program of the national celebration of the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Children last November 27, 2017 at the TUPV Gym.
Dr.Validor stressed to the student - audience that their education empowers them with knowledge which makes them strong advocates on women’s and children’s rights.
The EVAWC program is part of the GAD mainstreaming project of TUPVisayas.
Every December 1, is the World AIDS Day.
In TUPVisayas, AIDS/ HIV Information Drive happened in the afternoon of December 6, 2017 at the University Gym. The Gender and Development Office, in cooperation with Dr. Robby Ace Balquin, TUPV School Physician, conducted a forum for both Senior High School and college students on the basics of detection, prevention and cure of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. #
“If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge? We shouldn't marginalise people for this. They must be integrated into society”, Pope Francis said.
And from this premise,last September 6, 2017 the GFPS and ARS Office, with the support of the Senior High School Department, had an interactive forum made by Dr. Calvin Ganub, Ph. D. and a Registered Guidance Counselor to better understand lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transvestites held at TUPV Training Center.
To help advocate for the contribution of the persons with disabilities, and to help de-stress faculty and office staff of work pressure TUPV provided its employees a massage therapy . The project is part of the celebration of the national campaign to help eliminate violence against women and children annually celebrated from Nov. 25 to December 12.
TUPVians donned themselves in anything of orange. Why orange? Because it is the strong color which says NO to any form of violence against women and children and to raise awareness among all stakeholders that VAW is a public issue of national concern.
The orange Zumba is the opening salvo of TUPVisayas to herald the opening of the 18- Day Campaign to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Children which is annually observed every November 25 to December 12.
“Don’t inflict any harm on yourself”. This was the call made by Dr. Lisa Anna Marte- Gayoles, a registered Guidance Counselor and Psychologist in her presentation of the aforementioned topic last November 23. 2017 to her student-audience in a forum on “Self-Harm: Detection and Prevention” held at the Campus Gym. Gayoles exhorted the students to not only love and take care of themselves, and to seek the guidance of advisers, teachers and guidance counselors, but also to be concerned of the mental and emotional needs of their classmates, friends and family members.
In response to the extension and research thrusts of TUPVisayas, representatives from the GAD and Research Offices conducted a meeting and a needs assessment survey to the various leaders and key officials of 30 different barangays of Isabela, Negros Occidental last November 24, 2017.
The initial visit also aims to forge a stronger link with the municipality government and its peoples.