Community Extension Services (CES), which is under the Academic Development Office, takes the lead in implementing research-based community extension programs of the University. It also serves to coordinate, monitor, and evaluate the extension services rendered by the various institutes/programs in the partner communities of the University.
FEU Aspiration 2020 focuses on biodiversity and sustainability, urban renewal, and cultural preservation and dissemination. From the Aspiration 2020 of the University, the four CES Key Program Areas were derived – people empowerment, socio-economic upliftment, environmental education, and cultural heritage conservation. People empowerment covers the health-related services, as well as the psycho-educational, media, and literacy programs. Socio-economic upliftment can be achieved through small scale business seminars, entrepreneurship trainings, and livelihood programs. Environmental concern include programs on urban renewal, food hygiene, and sanitation trainings. And cultural heritage conservation consist of activities on preservation of cultural heritage sites and promotion of Filipino customs.
CES programs have their origins in community-based researches and are carried out, principally by the faculty. Programs inspired by research findings are administered by various university stakeholders – staff, students, alumni, and other faculty. CES key programs will also facilitate a more holistic approach towards helping the partner communities improve their lives and develop into a sustainable community.
The CES framework reflects the collaborative efforts exerted by all sectors of the university. It has four layers that are geared toward attaining sustainable community development. Hence, continuous, collaborative, research-based, and aligned efforts among all stakeholders will serve as a way of building a sustainable partner community.
CES envisions to build self-sustaining partner communities through research – based approach anchored on UN sustainable development goals.
- Collaborate with partner communities in the sharing of skills, time, resources, knowledge, and expertise.
- Empower stakeholders to participate in programs, projects, and activities leading to community development.
- Strengthen the involvement of FEU Community in providing responsive and research-based extension programs.
More on the projects below.
- Project HOPE (Harnessing Offenders’ Personal Empowerment)
- Project JOInT (Jail Officers in Training)
- Project SAM (San Agustin Museum)
- Project Barangay 395
- Project Calatagan
- Project Mangyan
Project HOPE (Harnessing Offenders’ Personal Empowerment)
What is Project HOPE?
The Far Eastern University, through the Community Extension Services, stays true to its commitment of providing quality education and responsive community extension by utilizing the expertise of its faculty in providing sustainable community service. Since the 1990s, the Manila City Jail has been FEU’s partner community.
Recently, CES has strengthened Project HOPE through the provision of programs that holistically address the needs of the persons deprived of liberty (PDL) through collaborative services at the Manila City Jail Female Dormitory.
Recent Project HOPE Activities:
- Mental Health and Resiliency During the Pandemic Crisis
- Recreational Activities for Mentally Challenged PDL
- Donation of Personal Computers in Support of MCJFD’s E-Dalaw and Telehearing
- Crochet, Beadwork, and Breads and Pastries Livelihood Programs
- Urban Gardening
- Alternative Learning System (ALS) Tutorial
- Events Made Exciting
- Art of Emotional Healing
- Seminar on Good Citizenship
- Zumba: Oneness to Wellness
“Bringing hope through inclusive service to persons deprived of liberty”
It an extension of Project HOPE, aimed at providing the jail officers of MCJFD with various seminars and trainings that are relevant to their needs. These seminars and trainings will help them acquire knowledge and skills that will make them more effective and efficient at work. Through Project JOInT, FEU CES can assist our care partner, the jail officers, as both serve the persons deprived of liberty (PDL) under the care of Manila City Jail Female Dormitory.
Recent Project JOInT Activities
- Donation of PPE for Jail Officers
- Self-Defense Training for Tour Guides of Ang Pulo, Calatagan
Project SAM (San Agustin Museum)
What is Project SAM?
Project SAM has been conceived to help realize the University’s Aspiration 2020 through community extension services centered on cultural preservation and dissemination. Under Project SAM, FEU CES delivers programs that concern the protection and care of selected San Agustin Museum’s collections through basic activities such as the examination, assessment, documentation, research, and recommendation on the different artifacts.
Recent Project SAM Activities
- San Agustin Museum Coloring/Activity Book Making
- Assessment and Documentation of San Agustin Church Side Door at General Luna Street
- Assessment and Documentation of Secco Painting on Ceiling of the San Agustin Museum
- Assessment and Documentation of Huge Oil Paintings on San Agustin Museum’s Cloister
- Assessment and Documentation of San Agustin Museum’s Four Retablos
Project Barangay 365
What is Project Barangay 395?
Project Barangay 395 is FEU’s way of extending its full support and commitment in developing and prioritizing Barangay 395, a semi-commercialized area, that is considered its home. Primarily, the University provides assistance to fellow community members and offers various community programs on urban revitalization, political awareness, and livelihood training.
Recent Project Barangay 395 Activities
- Donation of PPE to Barangay Frontliners
- Rice Donation to Community Members During ECQ
- Barangay Participation Survey
- Survey of Unemployed Community Members and Legal Food Stall Owners
- Leadership Capabilities Training
- Voter’s Education
“Developing an improved urban environment through collaborative community engagement”
What is Project Calatagan?
Project Calatagan is a capacity building program implemented in Barangay Quilitisan, Calatagan, Batangas. It aims to share with the FEU partner community, the knowledge and expertise from the different institutes of the University. Using research-based approach, the initiative drives toward economic and agricultural sustainability, natural resources management, ecotourism, and various health-related, socio-political, and psycho-educational development programs.
Recent Project Calatagan Activities
- Aquaculture Proposal Preparations
- Donation of PPE for Barangay Frontliners and Barangay Health Workers
- Quilitisan Cooperative Assistance Program
- Cooperative Establishment and Cooperative Operations Management
- Quilitisan Daycare Improvement
- Water Quality Assessment
- Health Awareness Seminar and Stool Analysis for Waterborne Pathogens
- Tour Guide Training
- Pasalubong Making and Food Preservation Training
“Building the capacity of the community to achieve social and economic prosperity”
What is Project Mangyan?
Project Mangyan is a five-year partnership with the Divine Word College of San Jose (DWCSJ), a private co-educational college run by the missionaries of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD), which is based in Occidental Mindoro. It consists of development of the Mangyan’s literacy program and curriculum, technical assistance on indigenous learning system, and facilitation of psycho-social, health, and economic projects that contribute to their empowerment and self-determination.
Recent Project Mangyan Activities
- Backyard Gardening for Sitio Emok and Mangyan Education Center Communities
- Food Assistance for MEC Scholars
- Updates on Sitio Emok Spring Water Research: The Need for Clean Drinking Water for the Heath of Hanunuo Mangyan
- Beadmaking Livelihood Program
- Water Quality Assessment
- Water Quality and Safety Seminar and Proper Handwashing Demonstration
- Restructuring of Mangyan LET Review Screening and Procedures