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MCL recognized for community engagement initiatives

Representatives from CaRPA presented the Kampeon ng Lawa Award to MCL-CSCE Program Coordinator Ms. Jean Andrea DJ. Galang and Program Assistant Ms. Julie Anne C. Dee.

As a result of its mission to help contribute to the solution of the problems of the society and of industries, Malayan Colleges Laguna (MCL), through the Center for Service-Learning and Community Engagement (CSCE), recently received three notable recognitions from three different organizations for their service-learning and community engagement initiatives.

On January 22, 2018, the institution was awarded as the Most Outstanding Stakeholder by the Department of Education (DepEd) Schools Division of Calamba City in appreciation of its Reading, Math, Science, Journalism/News Writing, and Theater and Arts Workshops conducted at Latian Elementary School.

MCL, as part of the Cabuyao River Protection Advocates (CaRPA), was also given the Kampeon ng Lawa Award. An active member of CaRPA, the institution is part of its Executive and Technical committee, and helps in the conduct of projects and programs geared towards the rehabilitation of Laguna Lake and the Cabuyao rivers.

The Kampeon ng Lawa Award was one of those given during the World Water Day Awards 2018. Organized by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA), the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission, the National Water Resources Board, the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA), and Maynilad, the Awards for this year followed the theme “Nature for Water.”

The World Water Day is observed annually on March 22 to raise awareness about the importance of water and sustainable development.

Former CSCE Program Coordinator Mr. Kenneth R. Sagum and Head of Service Learning Mr. Rafael Louise D. Gregorio received the Award for Exemplary Partner Institution during the 3rd MSWD Assembly held at the Session Hall of the Makati City Hall.

Lastly, MCL was awarded as an Exemplary Partner Institution on June 21 by the Makati Social Welfare and Development (MSWD) in recognition of its ventures in Makati Homeville in Calauan, Laguna.

The initiatives that the institution conducted in said community were the Solar Street Lights Project; Reading, Math, and Science Workshops for Makati Homeville Elementary School; Financial Literacy Workshops; and, Water Pump and Collection Systems.

“These recognitions would actually inspire the institution to provide more service-learning and community engagement opportunities to our students and employees leading to meaningful and impactful partnerships with various communities, institutions, and organizations,” stated Ms. Raychelle R. Artuz, CSCE Director.

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