Unveiling the Experience of Volunteers and Beneficiaries: A Case of AGAK Foundation, Inc
International Journal of Education, Culture and Society
Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2020, Pages: 10-19
Received: Mar. 10, 2020; Accepted: Mar. 25, 2020; Published: Apr. 7, 2020
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Jabin J. Deguma, College of Education, Cebu Technological University, Cebu City, Philippines
Melona C. Deguma, College of Education, Cebu Technological University, Cebu City, Philippines
Regina E. Sitoy, College of Education, Cebu Technological University, Cebu City, Philippines
Emerson D. Peteros, College of Education, Cebu Technological University, Cebu City, Philippines
Limuel J. Abelgas, College of Education, Cebu Technological University, Cebu City, Philippines
Irene O. Mamites, College of Education, Cebu Technological University, Cebu City, Philippines
Mary Anne C. Villaganas, College of Education, Cebu Technological University, Cebu City, Philippines
Porferio M. Almerino Jr., College of Education, Cebu Technological University, Cebu City, Philippines
Ann Frances P. Cabigon, College of Education, Cebu Technological University, Cebu City, Philippines
Floro D. Marturillas, College of Education, Cebu Technological University, Cebu City, Philippines
Honorio C. Añora, College of Education, Cebu Technological University, Cebu City, Philippines
Dennis B. Plando, College of Education, Cebu Technological University, Cebu City, Philippines
Helen O. Revalde, College of Education, Cebu Technological University, Cebu City, Philippines
Jemima N. Tandag, College of Education, Cebu Technological University, Cebu City, Philippines
Venus Z. Loremia, College of Education, Cebu Technological University, Cebu City, Philippines
Harlene Marie B. Acebes, College of Education, Cebu Technological University, Cebu City, Philippines
Ricardo Q. Ybañez, College of Education, Cebu Technological University, Cebu City, Philippines
Danilo F. Cebe, College of Education, Cebu Technological University, Cebu City, Philippines
Teresita T. Rojas, College of Education, Cebu Technological University, Cebu City, Philippines
Reylan G. Capuno, College of Education, Cebu Technological University, Cebu City, Philippines
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Abstract
Community-academe partnership is a pragmatic effort to promote social responsibility by implementing sustainable development goals set by the United Nations Development Programme. On the one hand, a religious community-based organization like the Archdiocesan Shrine of San Roque Parish provides not only spiritual nourishment but also delivers socio-economic sustainability programs for impoverished members. On the other hand, an academic community like Cebu Technological University as a higher learning institution participates in nation-building by knowledge and resources sharing through community extension service. This paper assessed through unveiling the multi-faceted experiences of volunteers and beneficiaries of AGAK Foundation, Inc., using a qualitative descriptive research design. Exploration and understanding of the experiences of stakeholders generate a holistic picture of how the community dynamically behaves overtime. The study expedited the identification and assessment of the community's needs, which is a salient procedure in crafting a community extension service in the case of higher learning institutions in the Philippines. The result exposed emerging themes: a.) the genesis of AGAK Foundation, Inc.; b.) the various services it offered; c.) the pressing concerns of the adult-beneficiaries; and d.) the prevailing challenges encountered by the organization. Discussion of the themes furthered the need to address the different yet interrelated sustainable development goals by proposing an appropriate community extension service thereafter.
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Sustainable Development Goals, Community Needs-assessment, Community Extension Service, Higher Learning Institution, Qualitative Research
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Jabin J. Deguma, Melona C. Deguma, Regina E. Sitoy, Emerson D. Peteros, Limuel J. Abelgas, Irene O. Mamites, Mary Anne C. Villaganas, Porferio M. Almerino Jr., Ann Frances P. Cabigon, Floro D. Marturillas, Honorio C. Añora, Dennis B. Plando, Helen O. Revalde, Jemima N. Tandag, Venus Z. Loremia, Harlene Marie B. Acebes, Ricardo Q. Ybañez, Danilo F. Cebe, Teresita T. Rojas, Reylan G. Capuno, Unveiling the Experience of Volunteers and Beneficiaries: A Case of AGAK Foundation, Inc, International Journal of Education, Culture and Society. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2020, pp. 10-19. doi: 10.11648/j.ijecs.20200501.12
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