SMA I-Care Programs – and their “Adopt
SMA I-Care Program of Ateneo de Zamboanga University, under the School of
Management and Accountancy, created the “Adopt a Student” program to help
address the needs of elementary school children in Sto. Niño, Sinunuc who are
deficient of school supplies, facilities and equipments.
activity was held in the morning of February 21, 2014. Students taking up
Project Management, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Human Behavior
distributed school supplies, bags, three stand fans, one TV with DVD player,
and educational DVD’s to the elementary students of Sto. Niño, Sinunuc under
the supervision of Mr. Francis Arroyo, SMA Outreach Coordinator and management
teachers Mr. Edwin Pamaran, and Mr. Dexter Velez .
grade six student responded, with teary eyes, that it was her first time to
receive a gift since she came all the way from a high mountain of Sitio Migasa.
This event made the organizers appreciate how little gifts can mean a lot to
creators of the “Adopt a student” project were the following Management
Students: Ms.Jobelle Kristine de Leon, Mr. Gurbel Isidore Dhodi, Mr. Gian Carlo
Flores, Ms. Leira Gonzaga, Ms. Dyan Marie Conception, Ms. FlorieMae Poligrates,
Mr. Jelbert Abante, and Ms.Nattasha Lou.
present in the project were Ms Fawziya Bagis, Mr. Jose Journal Pangan, the ADZU
College Faculty President, Barangay Captain Pilarica Ledesma, Mr.Kenneth
Vincent Beldua Executive Assistant of City Mayor’s Office, Ms. Jocelyn
Conception District Property Custodian, Sto. Niño Elemenetary School Head Mr.
Zosimo T. Beira and his teachers Ms. Irish Baculio, Mr. John Nikko Javier, Mr.
John Paolo Javier and Ms. May Ann Castigador with their PTA President Mr. Mario
Arcillas, Security escorts, led by Corporal Randy Camche, were provided by Task
“These experiences by students cannot be
taught inside the classroom. This is part of the total development of students,
and we will continue to innovate out of classroom activities and engagements as
part of our academic and social involvement.” – Francis Arroy