The Social Action Program was conceptualized in 1998 and formally implemented in 1999 through the Social Action Office (SAO) to lay down the grounds for the social and faith formation of the students, personnel and other members of the community through the development of programs that will foster critical awareness of social situation, reflecting in faith and planning for transformative action. The College created holistic programs that will help promote the Povedan core values.
Malay-Kita (Grade 2)
This is the inter-section interaction among Grade 2 students through games, film viewing, "salu-salo" and other activities.
This is an activity where in the students will showcase their God given talent with their classmates though dancing, drawing, poetry, acting, etc,.
Panuluyan (Grade 4-6)
This is the interaction with the partner school San Jose Elementary School, to promote friendship and appreciate the differences of all the people that make up the Poveda community. Grade 2 students of the partner school are invited to share stories, life experiences and play parlor games with the Povedans.
Malay-Tayo (Grade 6 and Grade 1)
This is the inter-level interaction of Grade 6 students with Grade 1 through storytelling, arts and crafts, palarong pinoy games, etc.
Malay-Iba (Grade 7)
This is where Grade 7 students are introduced to the community outside the Poveda walls. Their interaction is with the elementary students of their partner institution, Highway Hill Integrated School. They conduct storytelling, games, and tutorials to their partners.
KATUWANG (Grade 8)
This is to give students a wider perspective on social issues focusing on the Rights of the Child, that is, to be protected from abuse and neglect; to have special care of the disabled child; right to education; and, to have rest and leisure.
Interactions are with orphanages, homes, foundations and organizations serving children with special needs and protection.
This is where Grade 9 students were given a chance to interact with the Elderly not just to see them but also learn from their stories. The students are given a chance to deeply understand and experience firsthand the concept of "Preferential Option for the Poor"
KAISA (Grade 10)
This is an opportunity for the students to develop a deeper understanding of the concept of "Human Dignity" and provide input on the role of social institutions, its policies and programs in safeguarding and respecting "human dignity", e.g. Human Rights, Well-being, etc.
Interactions are with institutions and organizations that promote the provision of basic needs as part of every individual's basic Human Rights, e.g. Gawad Kalinga, Habitat for Humanity, etc.
KASAPI (3rd Year)
This provides the students venue to interact with people in the communities to conjure not only a face but also a name and a life story with every socio-economic issue discussed, read, heard and viewed. This also provides the students a peek into the lives of men, women, and children - families that carry the brunt of most social ills but still struggling to survive the urban jungle.
Interactions are with an identified partner Parish under the Elisa Giambelluca Education Assistance Program (EGEAP).
TALABAN (4th Year)
This is a series of interaction with the people of the target community where students are expected to have deeper understanding of the community in terms of its needs, resources and opportunities. This also provides the students the chance to offer concrete help through projects and services to the community. Interactions are with an identified partner Parish under the Elisa Giambelluca Education Assistance Program (EGEAP).
This provides skills training and other capacity building activities to our students' beloved Care-providers (Yaya). Trainings on First Aid, arts and crafts, home improvement skills and other skills in caring for children are given to the yayas of our pre-schoolers.
|The Poveda Spirituality Center, composed of the Campus Ministry Office, the Social Action Office, and the IT Youth, is under the Poveda Formation Program of the Saint Pedro Poveda College.
The Center animates the Catholic Community in POVEDA and brings to life the Povedan charism, in coordination with other offices and departments. The Center does this through individual and communal celebration of the sacraments, worship, and the experience of prayer. It is closely linked with gestures of solidarity, social action programs, and projects that are conceived to elicit a Christian response in protecting and upholding the dignity of persons as befits children of God.
The Center's main function is to ascertain the internalization of the Povedan Core Values. It also aims to contribute significantly to the college's mission of holistically forming persons who are deeply rooted in the Catholic faith, are socially aware, and are responsive to the needs of those who have less and contribute to the building of a just society.