THE TILIPUNAN GUIDING PRINCIPLES
THE University of San Agustin– Community Service Center promotes extension programs that are founded on the following principles:
1. Addressing Significant Problems.
The problems should be common to a significant number of people and the programs being implemented will have a direct and permanent impact to the target community.
2. Working with People.
TILIPUNAN is founded on the belief that development is everyone’s concern and above all, the people’s decision and determination. Thus, in the formulation of a program, the people in the community for always will be the subject and object of development. In addition, the center works in partnership with people by respecting their culture, dignity and experience. Every community development endeavor is a joint responsibility with the community members.
The TILIPUNAN’s intervention is a short-term, whereas the development process is continuous. Therefore, every project should incorporate strategies to maintain and continue the project beyond its life, eventually promoting community-driven extension priorities.
4. Fundamental Change.
All TILIPUNAN projects should be founded on the inculcation of Augustinian Christian values like love in the order of love, interiority, humility, devotion to study and pursuit of wisdom, freedom, community, common good, humble and generous service, friendship and prayer necessary for the social transformation of the community partner.
An Augustinian Community Service Resource Center working for justice and peace for the development of the University and the society.
The Social Advocacy and Community Engagement Office seeks to inform, form and transform members of the Augustinian and the Filipino communities towards empowerment.
The Center aims to-
1. Maximize participation of Augustinians in community service;
2. Inculcate Augustinian development-oriented values in all community service efforts;
3. Mainstream community service;
4. Provide development-driven trainings, information and consultancy services; and
5.Pursue organizational sustainability.
I. BSS ( Basic Social Services)
This program component seeks to link the community to community members and their groups to sources of basic social services. Areas of assistance include health nutrition, environmental sanitation, medical and dental, cultural and educational services.
A. Health and Wellness
a. Malunggay Ko, Tatapon Ko
b. Healthy Food; Healthy Me
c. Medical and Dental Mission
e. Food for the soul
B. Environment and Sanitation
a. Matinlo nga ginawi, Bugal sang kabuhi
b. Katalagman Likawan
d. Water System Installation
C. Educational Assistance
a. Nanay Ko, Titser Ko
b. Istorya sa Karosa
D. TILIPUNAN Brotherhood
II. ACES (Alternative Community Educational Services)
This program component aims to provide community members with vocational and technical skills necessary to productivity and income; and life skills which are important in the promotion of family life and strengthening of Christian Values system.
A. Family Life Development
a. Responsible Parenthood
c. Campaign on Convention on the Rights of the Children
d. Campaign for Violence Against Men and Women
B. Life Skills
a. Women and Men Empowerment
b. Mapag-on nga Pamilya; Pundasyon sang Banwa
bi. Holistic Development for Community
bii. Awareness of Family Communication
c. Values Formation
C. Tech– Voc
a. Business Plan
b. Simple Bookkeeping
c. Food and Service and Culinary Skills
III.MEDS ( Microenterprise Development Services)
The development of the capabilities of program participants and groups to micro enterprise includes the identification, development and management of micro enterprise projects complemented by organizational building, cooperative development and appropriate technological assistance and linkage-building assistance.
An initial community-driven activity for MEDS is the operations of the TILIPUNAN Livelihood Center, thru the TILIPUNAN Tiyangge. During the TILIPUNAN Tiyangge, community members are given venue in the University during special occasions to sell their products.
A. Livelihood Programs
a. Meat, Fish, Fruit and Vegetable Processing
b. Alternative Income Generating Activity
c. Cooperative Development
d. Craft making
ei. Campaign for old clothes
eii. Ukay-ukay Sale
B. Special Projects
A.Educational Research Development Assistance (ERDA)
B.Busog, Lusog, Talino (BLT) Feeding program