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.
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.
(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.
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
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"
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,
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.
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).
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.