Category : Students | Sub Category : Students Welfare Posted on 2021-08-13 12:39:00
The Girl Scout of the Philippines (GSP) - Catanduanes Council led by Ms Mary Jean M. Sarmiento, visited CatSU President, Dr. Patrick Alain T. Azanza in his office on Thursday, August 12, 2021 in a bid to expand the reach of GSP in the province, and at the same time, extend the Council's congratulations to the new President. Ms. Sarmiento was joined by other Council Board officers during the visit.
Also, the Board sought the help of Dr. Azanza on inviting the students from the Laboratory Schools (Elementary, Junior and Senior grades) to join the Girl Scouts. It was noted that since the beginning of the worldwide health crisis brought by the pandemic, the participation rate of girls in Scouting has went down. Also, there were less engagements from several schools in the province especially after it was stricken by a parade of typhoons in 2020.
The President called upon the leadership of College of Education, represented by Dr. Rosanna S. Abundo and Prof. Ditas Manlangit, Laboratory Schools Principal. Ms. Maria Odessa Sy, Commissioner on Programs, Ms. Valeriana Arcilla, Council Executive, and Ms. Alice Camano, Council Secretary, said that they need assistance from the education leaders to encourage more girls to be active by joining the GSP psycho-social activities and endeavours despite the pandemic that we are all experiencing at this time. She added that the Registration forms are ready for all Star Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cadet, and Young adults. The Council President also added that it is necessary to do partnerships in providing basic training for girls before graduation.
Dr. Azanza was elated with the visit and he was also a given a Recognition Scarf by the Cadets. He vowed to continue in giving spark of hope through the University’s collaboration with the GSP’s initiatives and advocacies. He also commended the Council with their best efforts in reaching out to the community. “There’s order in chaos and as always, there are more perfect ways to stand even so”, he added.
The Girl Scouts of the Philippines is the largest character-building organization for girls and young women, with more than 2 million members all over the Philippines. #cvecilles