"Working towards transformation of society
into a truly Christian community."
The Center for Community Extension and Development (CEDev) implements the university's community-based projects that are both beneficial to the community and the students. Its vision is to make HNU's partner-communities self-reliant, progressive, and living in Christian values and in harmony with God and Creation. CEDev works its way to achieve this vision by implementing various projects and programs.
CEDev's Special Program
A special program of CEDev is the Early Childhood Education Program, otherwise known as the Day Care program of Holy Name University.
The Day Care Center is located in one of the sitios of San Isidro District which is approximately seven kilometers from Tagbilaran City. The sitio is called Binayran (Purok III) and is home to the ST. ARNOLD JANSSEN DAY CARE CENTER (SAJDCC). The center started in 1997 as HNU's way of realizing its vision and mission of helping the marginalized sectors in society. Upon the recommendation of the City Planning Office of Tagbilaran City, CEDev selected San Isidro as its adopted community.
Without delay, Holy Name University (then Divine Word College), through CEDev, began the Day Care Center project. The Local Government Unit of San Isidro searched for a vacant lot for the center's building. It is with the generosity and kind heart of a resident of Purok III, Mr. Aquilino Bisol, that the Day Care Center project found its home. Mr. Bisol offered his vacant lot without any payment to be used by the center. The local residents also showed their generosity and the spirit of sharing by contributing some of the materials and labor in the construction of the building. HNU primarily provided educational materials and instruction services.
The program started with only a handful of pupils coming from Purok III who were, initially, the main beneficiaries of the project. As the years went by, the number of interested parents and children grew and so did the enrolment and the scope of service of the center. CEDev now caters to pupils coming from the seven puroks of San Isidro and also organizes activities for the parents of the pupils as well.