Nursing, Simbahayan experts provide free basic caregiving training to domestic helpers, youth

As part of the continued partnership with the Religious of Mary Immaculate congregation’s Holy Family Social and Educational Center (RMI-HFSEC), the College of Nursing and the Simbahayan Community Development Office facilitated a Basic Caregiving training program accredited by the Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA), which granted certificates to the twenty-seven beneficiaries, composed of domestic helpers and other members of the youth sector.

Twelve faculty members of the College of Nursing were accredited by TESDA after recognition of their prior learning and review of evidence of community engagement. They were certified as trainers for the caregiving program.

In an interview with College of Nursing Dean Rowena L. Escolar Chua, PhD, she underscored “people empowerment and resilence” as core values of the program. Escolar Chua said the program “program provided the opportunity to gain knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be competent care providers despite their financial and social status. The caregiving program fosters resilience in the face of health challenges. In addition, UST College of Nursing and Caregiving programs partake in the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, our great healer.”

The caregiving program is the latest to rolled out by UST and RMI-HFSEC which also had a Bookkeeping course training with the College of Commerce and Business Administration in 2021.

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