Category : Administration | Sub Category : Governance Posted on 2021-10-14 16:02:46
The Catanduanes State University (CatSU) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the National Nutrition Council (NNC) Regional Office V and the Provincial Government of Catanduanes on October 13, 2021 at the CatSU Accreditation Room.
Dr. Patrick Alain T. Azanza, represented the CatSU as its University President in the MOA signing. He was joined by RNPC Arlene R. Reario, Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator,National Nutrition Council (NNC) Region Office V and Hon. Joseph C. Cua Governor of Province of Catanduanes represented by Mr. Nikko Templonuevo, Provincial Information Officer.
Under the agreement, the CatSU provided the NNC with its CatSU Faculty Extensionists who will be involved in the Early Childhood Care and Development for the First 1000 days (ECCD F1K) Program which aims to contribute to the full development of the child through integrated services of health, nutrition, early education, and social services for improved quality of the country’s human resource base as a contribution to reduce poverty.
The NNC also forged an agreement with the CatSU- Panganiban Campus headed by Dr. Ramon F. Samonte to further build a stronger partnership between the Council, the University and the Province of Catanduanes. As stated in the MOA, the setting and management of the Nutriskwela Community Radio Station, Radyo Kaamigo DZNJ-FM 98.9 Mhz is located at the CatSU Panganiban Campus.
The MOA entails the commitment of CatSU to share knowledge, experiences, skills and resources in helping its clients and work with the local government units, communities and families through its extension services programs and projects.
In his message during the ceremony, Dr. Azanza said that this is another help that we needed not just by CatSU but by the entire province and the communities especially the children whose nutritional requirements are in need of being addressed. Through this, the University will be able to help not just in educating the children who are victims of poverty and hunger, but to pluck them out and save them from the wrath of being innocent victims of economic realities, he added.
The activity was organized by the NNC and CatSU-Extension Services headed by its Director, Dr. Adem B. Rubio. Other attendees during the ceremony were Mr. Djovanee B. Bo, Provincial Nutrition Focal Person- Catanduanes, CatSU key officials; Dr. Maria Edna R. Iñigo, VP for Administrative and Financial Affairs, Dr. Lily P. Custodio, VP for Academic Affairs, VP for Research, Extension and Production Affairs, Dr. Ramon F. Samonte, CatSU- PC Campus Director and all colleges extension coordinators.
The MOA signing was followed by the two-day training on EECD on the First 1000 days which was participated by CatSU-College of Health Science Faculty headed by Prof. Janet B. Lim who will serve as the pool of trainers of the said program.
In the closing remarks, Dr. Rubio
mentioned that “ This MOA commits us to
work together more closely towards our common goal, the pursuit of eradicating malnutrition,
which is a huge barrier to development.”
The renewal of MOA seeks to continue the collaboration and efforts of the parties in helping NNC in its endeavor towards fighting the harsh realities of children who are victims of poverty and hunger in the country. #GZafe