The Office of Community and Extension Services (OCES) of the College of Home Economics exists “to assist and enable the Filipino family and community in the management of its resources through the systematic prioritization, planning, coordination, and implementation of relevant community extension services utilizing the resources of the different departments of the College of Home Economics”.
The thrust of the OCES is to harness faculty expertise in the conduct of public and in-house training programs, as well as provide extension services, such as volunteer community work.
The different departments may design and offer training programs, seminars, and other activities that may promote an advocacy, answer a need, and/or provide a service. These activities are called College-initiated extension activities.
An example of this College-initiated extension activity is the Early Childhood Education Seminar/Workshop. The Early Childhood Education Seminar/Workshop is an extensive 10-day seminar-workshop about the basics in early childhood or preschool education. This includes discussion of theories of child development, foundations of early childhood education, curriculum planning, and assessment of preschool children. The topics are oriented to include the family and/or home-based settings in consonance with the College’s thrusts. The seminar-workshop are conducted by full-time faculty members of the Department of Family Life and Child Development of the College of Home Economics, UP Diliman, and guest lecturers with considerable experience in their respective fields.
Early Childhood Education Seminar/Workshop
Another example of a College-initiated extension activity is the ID Mockboard Exam. The ID Mock Board Exam is a three-day mock board examination simulating the PRC Licensure Examination for Interior Design. The mock board exam is given about a few weeks before the actual licensure exam and is capped by a tribute to board passers after the results of the actual licensure exam is released. Pictures show Tribute to Board Passers
There are also programs requested by individuals, groups, or organizations for their specific needs. These programs are tailor-made to conform to the requirements of the client and are called client-initiated programs.
An example of this client-initiated extension activity is the “DOST-NCR Food MSME’s Training Methods for Food Microbial Analyses” which was spearheaded by a faculty member from the Department of Food Science and Nutrition in July of 2014.
Another example of a client-initiated extension activity is the “Short Course on Basic Food Science” from the Department of Food Science and Nutrition as requested by Universal Robina Corporation last October 2013.
Last year, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the University of the Philippines, Habitat for Humanity Philippines, and the Quezon City Local Government to institutionalize the conduct of extension service activities of the faculty, students, and staff through the Ugnayan sa Pamayanan ng College of Home Economics. Through the Ugnayan sa Pamayanan, extension service activities will be conducted in selected Quezon City communities, like the Bistekville 1 in Payatas, through courses such as HE 100, a common course in “Family and Society,” and Civic Welfare Training Service (CWTS), among others, and through individual extension service activities, thus enabling the academic institution and the movement to continuously improve the lives of Filipino families and society.
Photo shows Ms. Mina Tamera of Bistekville 1,
Mr. Charlito Ayco of Habitat for Humanity Philippines,
Dr. Aurorita T. Roldan, Dean of the College of
Home Economics, and Ms. Beth Daluraya of the QC
Photo shows faculty members from the College of Home Economics
Meeting with Bistekville community members.
A workshop attended by Bistekville 1 community leaders
And CHE faculty members was conducted to initially
identify the needs of the community.
Faculty and staff from the College of Home Economics visited
Bistekville 1 to discuss plans about the program.
The UP college of Home Economics faculty members are also active in taking part in the University’s extension activities. In August 2013, four CHE faculty members gave a talk during the Disaster Risk Reduction Management Orientation Course for the UP community.
From left, Dr. Estrella Agustin (DFLCD), Ms. Lynne Brasileno (DCTID), Dr. Cielo Chua (DHEEd), and
Dr. Lotis Francisco (DFSN) giving a lecture during the DRRM Orientation Course for the UP Community.
The College of Home Economics has a regular radio program over DZUP every Monday noontime where faculty members of the College are given the opportunity to share their expertise. Topics include key concerns of family and home such as child development, family relationships, food, nutrition, clothing and textiles, and interior design, food service, among many others.
The faculty, staff and students of the College of Home Economics responded to the call for relief during the devastation of Typhoon Yolanda in 2013.
A lecture on debriefing was facilitated by the CHE
where guest speaker Prof. Lei Vinluan from the College
of Education was invited. Faculty members of the College
attended the lecture to prepare them for debriefing activities
Students of the BS HRIM program responded to the call of
Art Relief Mobile Kitchen in Villamor Airbase where victims
Of Yolanda were airlifted.
Faculty members of DFLCD went to Tacloban to conduct
psychosocial Intervention for children affected by
Students and faculty helped packed ready-to-eat (RTE) bihon
and rice, A product of a research project of Dr. Pat Azanza
of the DFSN. The RTE bihon and rice were shipped to Typhoon
Yolanda victims in the Visayas Region.