The Community Extension Office is responsible for the development and implementation of sustainable community projects, social responsibility, and long-term learning programs on behalf of National University.
Guided by the core values and characterized by our cultural heritage of Dynamic Filipinism, National University is committed to provide relevant, innovative, and accessible quality education and other development programs to its students, associates, faculty, alumni and other stakeholders to be pro-active in socio-economic-environmental problems both local and national through the Community Extension Office program and services addressing local and international concerns as well as contributing to global priorities.
The Community Extension Unit of National University will be the primary facilitator and provider of effective programs and projects to help empower communities and sectors in addressing socio-economic-environmental problems as well as promoting volunteerism by using dynamic, science-based educational resources.
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Kilos para sa Kalikasan at Kapayapaan (Kali-Kapa) an environmental and peace education awareness program that will organize and educate partners about the importance of understanding our environment’s vulnerability and protecting it.
Information and Advocacy (InfoAdvo) are programs done through lobbying, speaking engagements, massive information drive and even publication of research outputs dealing with issues affecting the community or society. It is composed of activities that deal with important current issues confronting the community, the nation and the world, e.g., pollution, global warming, child and women issues.
Community Wellness (ComWell) is composed of programs geared towards the enhancement of health and well-being mostly headed by the Colleges of Allied Health, Dentistry and Physical Education Department.
Disaster Response, Rehabilitation, and Recovery (DRRR) is a program composed of activities relevant to emergency situations. This is the University’s response to any emergency/disaster situation either in the local communities or nationwide. The community extension department will actively participate in the aspect of disaster crisis management.
Educare program contains education and training activities spearheaded by the College of Education. These programs aim to shape and re-shape the mind of the people making them more capable in bringing about the changes that are needed in the community.
VOLUNTEER FORMATION PROGRAM
Volunteer Formation Program aims for students to become more informed about the critical issues facing our nation and its communities. It urges them to make a commitment to become personally responsible for the welfare of themselves and neighbors. That they may become engaged and involved with their communities at the grassroots level.
Income Generating (InGen) are programs and activities aligned to economic development of the community and are mostly initiated by the Colleges of Business and Accountancy and Hospitality Management.
Community Partnership (ComPartnership) is a yearly one-day activity on the adopted communities. All colleges are involved in conducting different activities relative to the college’s core competencies and resources.
Infrastructure Development (InfraDev) are programs related to buildings and structures, where the Colleges of Architecture and Engineering can assist the community in projects such as area survey, drainage assessment and de-clogging. Infrastructure can also be computer infrastructure. The College of Computing and Information Technologies assist the community through projects such as computer troubleshooting, and introduction of computer applications developed by the college.
ComEx all-year round donation drive for our partner communities and partners has been relaunched!
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MoFA Community Visit
On April 19, 2023, in Brgy. Molinete, Laurel, Batangas., the NU ComEx, working continuously with the College of Engineering (COE), and its newest partner, the College of Computing and Information Technologies (CCIT), organized focus group discussions on a basic computer literacy program for women and youth as well as basic computer troubleshooting and maintenance. The team was led by Mr. Avonn Nova, Dean of CCIT, and Ms. Jenelyn Salimbagat, Director of NU Manila ComEx. College ComEx Coordinators Engr. Dr. […]
Collaboration with PNVSCA
The NU ComEx initiated an exploratory meeting, project presentation, and ceremonial MOU signing with the Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA) on April 17, 2023 at NU Manila Main Building. The government agency lauded NU Manila’s efforts in promoting volunteerism among its employees, students, and community partners. Moving forward, this momentous beginning of partnership will eventually produce action plans, volunteering opportunities and collaborations which primarily aim to increase the institution’s already active volunteering participation, and to reinforce the […]
ComEx COLLAB Newsletter Issue 8 Volume 2
Greetings of Gold and Blue! 💙💛 Read on and see the 8th issue of the ComEx Collab Newsletter 2nd Volume. Check out what happened for the past month in this newsletter as we highlight new collaborations, projects, community partners and outreach activities facilitated during the whole month of March. Answer the brain teaser and get a chance to win an SM gift-certificate.
ComEx x Brgy. 435
The National University Community Extension Office attended one of its barangay partners’ Barangay Assembly Day last March 30, 2023 facilitated by the Brgy 435 Barangay Council led by Hon. Leninsky Bacud. Other guests invited were from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), the City of Manila Department of Public Services, the Barangay Health Center, District 4 Philippine National Police, the PNP Community Relations Unit, and most importantly, the barangay 435 constituents. The abovementioned activity even solidified the partnership […]
ComEx COLLAB Newsletter Issue 7 Volume 2
Greetings of Gold and Blue! 💙💛 Introducing the 7th Issue of the ComEx Collab 2nd Volume. As much as the season of hearts has just ended, a lot of our initiatives circle back to love. Kindly see, read, and enjoy this newsletter highlighting the collaborations, and activities for the month of February. Read on and share your thoughts with us.
ComEx COLLAB Newsletter Issue 6 Volume 2
We are starting the year with prosperous and fruitful collaborations with our community partners and colleges. Kindly see, read, and enjoy the 6th Issue of ComEx COLLAB 2nd Volume highlighting the unit’s activities for the month of January. Exciting activities, partnerships, new collaborations, college-driven projects, and student-led outreach initiatives are currently underway. Definitely an exciting year ahead! 💙💛
NU x PSNEI
History in the making The National University Manila is officially part of the leading institutions supporting the Philippine Society of NSTP Educators and Implementers, Inc. (PSNEI) through the National University – NSTP participation in the recently concluded Seminar-Workshop on the Integration of Peace Building Efforts for the Successful Implementation of NSTP held last February 15, 2023 in Manila. Prof. Alex Mendoza, NU Manila NSTP Coordinator has been inducted as one of the new officers of PSNEI-NCR and Peace Building Society. […]
Collaborative Meeting with CRS
A promising collaboration, indeed! The NU Manila Community Extension Office and National Service Training Program Department facilitated an initial collaborative meeting with the Catholic Relief Services Philippines and Caritas Pasig Incorporated represented by Mr. Anton Orozco and Ms. Ma. Roxanne Feliciano, project officers of Project SHAKE (Supporting Households and LGUs’ Awareness and Knowledge for Earthquake Preparedness) yesterday, January 30, 2023, via MS Teams. The initial meeting hoped to build resilient communities and individuals prepared for disaster response through mobile applications […]
Collaborative Meeting for 2023 Plans and Projects
The ComEx Office and the NCIP CALABARZON held a collaborative meeting to discuss the plans and projects for year 2023. Among those who attended include NCIP CALABARZON Regional Director, Dr. Carlos P. Buasen Jr., College of Education, Arts, and Science Dean Leo S. Del Rosario, RHO Atty. Josefina S. Rodriguez-Agusti, AFSD Acting Chief, Ms. Joylyn F. Buhong, Ms. Zeny-Ann B. Pinkihan, Planning Officer of NCIP CALABARZON, ComEx Coordinator from NU Laguna, […]
The NU ComEx Team would like to extend its warmest gratitude to all in-kind and cash donors for the ongoing donation campaign which will benefit the affected families of Super Typhoon Karding (Noru). Special thanks to the CEAS-Social Science Department, Political Science Student Council, Prof. Rc Argonza, National University ComEx Brigade, ComEx Nationalian Volunteers – Student Formation, and National University – NSTP faculty for your generous hearts. The Tugon Tulong Nationalian donation campaign continues, this time for the affected NU […]
ComEx COLLAB Newsletter Issue 2 Volume 2
Dropping off the 2nd Issue of ComEx COLLAB 2nd Volume highlighting the unit’s activities for the month of September. Also, a big CONGRATULATIONS to the first winner of our COLLAB brain teaser game: JULIANA FRANCESCA BRINGAS ??? from the College of Tourism and Hospitality Management Kindly wait for an email with instructions on how to claim your prize. Thank you and enjoy reading! #September2022COLLAB
Media Democracy: Prevalence of Infodemic and Misinformation
The ComEx Brigade organized a webinar entitled “Media Democracy: Prevalence ofInfodemic and Misinformation”, under their Inform-U Project, last September 22, 3pm viaZoom and Facebook Live. Their guest speakers include Ms. Maria Carmel Rimpos (part-time lecturer of NU-NSTP), Mr. Cris Vilchez (MovePH Correspondent) and Ms. Ann Gabrielle Ongjoco (Editor-in Chief ofThe National). The webinaraimed to enlighten thecommunity regarding theimportance of fact-checking and to provide avenue for engagement inpreventing the spread offake news in social media.
Good Governance: The Harbinger of Change
by: Prince Enriquez (MAR216) The world is plagued by a plethora of issues and difficulties. These range from the presence of inaccessibility to food, education, health, justice, and security. As far back as human civilization was founded, inequalities such as these have long existed and have endured up to the present day More importantly, these issues are amplified for those who are situated at the taiLend of the socioeconomic bracket (i.e., the poor). The poor have the least access to […]