(by: Mrs. Noemi Cabaddu and Dr. Allan Peejay Lappay)
Caritas Christi urget nos!
On June 5, 2019, SPUP celebrated their partnership with their adopted Indigenous People’s’ community in Brgy. Agugaddan, Penablanca, Cagayan. The IP community graciously welcomed the SPUP community composed of SPC Sisters, Administrators, Students and Staff.
Prior to the thanksgiving activity, the Community Extension Services Office (CES) conducted basic and functional literacy program to the children in the community. The children gleefully participated in the undertaking, while SPUP students joined them in their playing. As the SPC Sisters led the gift-sharing, smiles were painted in their faces and their eagerness to receive their blessing signalled a ray of hope to those who were present. School supplies and hygiene kits were given to them as presents.
The IP adult members had an opportunity to share stories and exchange pleasantries to the participating members of SPUP. They were also blessed with some household merchandise.
Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC (University President), Sr. Marisa Tumbali, SPC (VP for Administration) and Mrs. Noemi Cabaddu (Director, CES) inspected the restroom and waterwork projects of SPUP for the community.
A simple snack shared by SPUP concluded the visit and celebration.
(The IP Community of Agugaddan is one of the hubs of SPUP’s program-based service learning programs.)