Posted: August 31, 2017


     The Office for Community Development (OCD) held an orientation seminar about one of its partners, the Child and Family Service Philippines, Inc (CFSPI) on August 9, 2017 at the SHTM Function Room, Florentino Cayco Bldg., Main Campus.

     The CFSPI is a leading organization in the Cordillera Region dedicated to the rights of children in need of special protection and the empowerment of women and families having a crucial goal in the prevention of child abuse, neglect and exploitation.

     Under the agreement between the two parties, the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Arellano University would provide training on culinary arts, housekeeping , food and beverage to the beneficiaries of the CFSPI; and, assist the organization by providing it with technical advise on hotel/ culinary arts-related projects of the CFSPI.

     On the other hand, the CFSPI will allow the students, faculty and staff to collect data and information for research purposes from the organization’s project areas ; it will also support off-campus activities or practicum that will expose and provide students an actual application of psychological principles in guidance and clinical /mental health services.

     The guests from AU’s partner were Ms. Elita B. Herrero, CFSPI Program Director who discussed the programs and services of the organization; and Ms. Bernadette P. Ymson, CSFPI Program Director, who discussed the significance of the partnership between the two institutions.

     The participants, which included the Program Chairs of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management and Bachelor of Science in Psychology faculty from the different AU campuses were welcomed by OCD Director Andreline D. Ansula . Heads of offices, teaching and non-teaching personnel were also present in the seminar.

     Clockwise, the guests, from left, Ms. Elita Herrero beside Ms. Bernadette P. Ymson, Program Directors of CFSPI, enjoys the moment with AU Officials, OCD Director Andreline Ansula and AVP Grace Cayco of the AU Student Personnel Services; next photo shows Dr. Mitchell Borja, HTM Program Chair of AU Main Campus raising a point; 3rd photo shows Mr. Mon Parica of OCD with the HTM Program Chairs from the other four AU Campuses; and the 4th photo shows the teaching and non - teaching personnel of AU Campuses with OSA Dean Victoria Triviño (in striped blouse) and beside her, University Librarian Patricia T. Cruz.