Extension Services Office
We, the Extension Services Office of Saint Louis College of the City of San Fernando, La Union commit to be responsive to the developmental needs of the Institution and client-partner communities by providing transformative leadership in the management of discipline and research-based, collaborative and sustainable extension and outreach programs.
Objectives of the SLC- San Fernando Panagdidinanggay Community Extension Center:
- Develop, implement and evaluate an Extension Services Program that promotes Christian values in consonance with the school's goal of True Christian Living;
- Orient employees and students on the school's extension activities and encourage their voluntary, active and committed involvement
- Conduct research among its client-partner communities so as to make the Extension program more relevant to their needs and problems
- Strengthen linkages and networking with educational institutions, GOs (government organizations), NGOs (non-government organizations), international agencies, alumni and private individuals as partners in the various extension service programs
About the Panagdidinnangay Center
Saint Louis College- San Fernando envisions an integral human formation of the youth to prepare them to become mature Christian leaders in the Church and Society. To achieve this vision, True-Christian Living, Relevant Academic Excellence, Competent Professional Responsibility and Committed Social Involvement are the key interrelated dimensions of its institutional goals.
The SLC- San Fernando Panagdidinanggay Community Extension Center is organized to promote committed social involvement among the members of the whole Louisian Community. Hence, the following are the different programs and activities that the Center undertakes:
Once a week, catechetical instruction is conducted by the Teacher Education Department in 3 elementary schools (Lingsat Community School, Dalumpinas Community School and Mameltac Community School) and 1 high school (Don Quintin Balcita National High School), all in the City of San Fernando, La Union. The celebration of Confession and First Communion for Grade 3 pupils, culminates this year-long activity
Parish/ Community-based Catechism
At least an hour on a Saturday or Sunday, students and faculty from the RVE Department of both High School and College join the children and youth of Nuestra Senora de Salvacion Parish in learning liturgical songs and basic teachings about the Catholic Christian faith.
Members of the college faculty and college students provide basic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics for the elementary pupils of Arosip Community School (Bacnotan) and Nagyubuyuban Community School; and basic skills in computer for the high school students of Don Quintin National High School. Starting this school year 2008-2009, this program is extended to the pupils of Lingsat Community School, Dalumpinas Community School and Mameltac Community School, including the Day Care pupils within the Nuestra Senora de Salvacion Parish.
Livelihood Skills Training and Seminars
In order to help augment their income, adults and out-of-school youth of the client-partner barangays are given skills on fruit processing such as Karmay Prunes, Ube Jam, and Tamarind Candy, and Sitaw Pickles as well as on dressmaking and carpentry. Starting this school year 2008-2009, other livelihood skills are also extended to the parishioners of Nuestra Senora de Salvacion Parish.
Faculty members of the College of Commerce, Secretarial and Accountancy conduct seminars on accounting, bookkeeping, recording and purchasing for the officers and members of 2 multi-purpose cooperatives that the Center helped to establish; namely, Maris ti Daya (in upper Nagyubuyuban) and Sadiri (in lower Nagyubuyuban). Entrepreneurship, product packaging and labeling seminar-workshops are also conducted.
Health Care and Nutrition
In order to promote health and nutrition, Saint Louis College-San Fernando undertakes the following programs: feeding program for nutritionally-at-risk grade 1 pupils of Lingsat Community School; medical-dental mission in coordination and with the assistance of government and non-government organizations such as the Department of Health, PNRC and PNP; and seminars on meal preparation, nutrition, sanitation, first aid, drug and fertility awareness, and crime prevention.
Water System development
In coordination with the City Government of San Fernando, La Union and the Barangay officials of Parparya-Nagyubuyuban, Saint Louis College assisted the residents in constructing a water system consisting of a water storage tank, an electric motor-pump and pipes as source of safe and potable water for the residents in this community.
Environmental Protection and Management
Saint Louis College-San Fernando joins the nationwide campaign and program for environmental protection and management, through the following activities: street and coastal cleaning (along the areas of Brgy. Carlatan, Lingsat and Dalumpinas Oeste), tree-planting (in Brgy. Parparya, Nagyubuyuban, Mameltac and Cadaclan), and seminars on composting and proper waste management (Talogtog, San Juan, La Union).
Members of the administration and college faculty are tapped as speakers and facilitators in trainings and seminar-workshops in and outside SLC. The College of Law renders free legal services to barangay folks around SLC.
To extend help to indigents and share the spirit of Christmas, SLC undertakes every year Alay Pamasko. Relief goods are distributed to calamity victims. Student-organizations take part in the Gawad Kalinga project of the Couples for Christ. Book Donations are given to public elementary and high schools.
Professional Services & Charity
Awards and Recognition
In grateful recognition of its invaluable contribution in promoting the development of various sectors in the society, SLC-San Fernando Panagdidinnanggay Community Extension Center has been given the following awards:
- District Governor's Citation, by Rotary International, District 3790, on June 11,2005.
- SIFE Team Achievement, by SIFE Phils., on June 16, 2006.
- Certificate of Appreciation, by PDEA-RO 1, September 9, 2006 and February 22, 2007.
- Certificate of Recognition, by Barangay Parparya-Nagyubuyuban and Maris ti Daya Multi-purpose Cooperative, on January 25, 2008.
- Certificate of Recognition, By San Fernando City Government, on March 19, 2008.
- Certificate of Recognition, by CHED RO1, on Oct. 29, 2008.
- 8. 3rd Most Outstanding Center for Human Rights Education in Region 1, by the Commission on Human Rights RO 1, on Dec. 10, 2009. Since 2003, SLC is City Center for Human rights Education in the Province of La Union.