WYAAP Forges Two New HDC Partnerships in the Philippines

November 11, 2021 Manila, Philippines – After securing an agreement with Molave Study Center last September to implement the first virtual implementation of the Human Dignity Curriculum (HDC) in the region, World Youth Alliance Asia Pacific (WYAAP) officially kicked off collaborations with two more partners in the Philippines.

Based in the province of Iloilo, Ecommune is a community-based training center that advocates for sustainability and regeneration through education, advocacy, and social entrepreneurship. One of their initiatives is to serve the underprivileged youth in a community of farmers at one of Iloilo’s municipalities where the HDC will be taught. Led by HDC Volunteer Teachers and past WYAAP Viktor Frankl awardees, Angel de la Flor and Rejean Darroca, the program hopes to inspire 23 children ages 5 to 14.

Since 2019 prior to the pandemic, this is the first time that the HDC will be taught in a face-to-face setup again. The first session is scheduled for November 13, 2021. 

WYAAP extends its sincerest thanks to Angel for graciously responding to the invitation of bringing the HDC to her team’s partner community in Ecommune.

WYAAP Directors with Ecommune team

 

In the province of Bataan, HDC will set sail to the shores of Jaime Hilario Integrated School – La Salle (JHIS-LS) on November 15, 2021. JHIS-LS is a Lasallian co-educational primary and secondary school opened by the De La Salle Brothers in 2006 to cater to the children of farmers and fishermen in one of the communities at the municipality of Bagac.

Aimed to empower 34 Grade 1 pupils, the HDC will be taught through two modes of learning as the school has not opened its doors yet for face-to-face classes. On one hand is a virtual setup through synchronous online classes. On the other hand is a modular distance learning setup where the students will be sent modules and worksheets to be brought home and reverted to the school every two weeks.

WYAAP wishes to extend its deepest gratitude and appreciation to Br. John David Ong FSC, Vice President for Administration and Lasallian Mission, and Ms. Razel Jane Abarquez, School Principal, for their trust and enthusiasm in bringing the program to their students. 

WYAAP Directors with JHIS-LS Administrators and Teachers

 

Braving the sign of the times since the past year, the HDC continues to strive and thrive through new forms of learning. Both implementations in Iloilo and Bataan are eyed to be concluded by the first quarter of 2022.

Want to bring the HDC to your community? Email us at asiapacific@wya.net today!