The Social Impact of the Service-Learning Components of the...
Service-Learning (S-L) in the Philippines has been institutionalized in 2001 by the government through the Civic Welfare Training Service (CWTS) and Literacy Training Service (LTS) components of the National Service Training Program (NSTP). However, many studies about CWTS and LTS and other S-L initiatives have mostly delved into looking into student learning experiences and the formation of their socio-civic responsibility (Cuelo, Manatad, & Torres, 2012; Oracion, 2012; Yu, 2011), but only few tackled on the S-L services rendered and their social impacts to communities that have benefitted from the service (Dela Cruz et al., 2013; Sampa, 2012). Thus, this study addresses the gap by focusing closely into the CWTS and LTS projects of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) and delves into the social impact of such projects on their partner communities.
Keywords: APRCSL, socio-civic responsibility, University of Santo Tomas, Philippines,
By: Mark Anthony D. ABENIR
Source:7th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Service-Learning, Singapore, June 2019