The two sections of Education 23A, Observation and Participation and Community integration jointly held their Orientation Program on July 21, 2007 to mark the start of the special tutorial classes with the children of the Sunshine Homes as beneficiaries. The Sunshine Homes houses 25 children who haven't had the chance of growing up in the care of their parents.
The tutorial classes are part of the activities in Education 23A subject, which will enable the would-be teachers to concretize learning through community immersion.
About 68 COED students trooped to the Sunshine Homes to attend the Orientation Program which was purely student-initiated. Miss Rose Ann Jane Señagan led the singing of the National Anthem and Mr. Philip Bagotchay gave the statement of purpose. The vocal solo of Ms. Nida Canabe and the duet of Mr. Norman Tenio and Ms. Elaine Batingal were well applauded. The mass dances of student in each section also earned a thunderous applause. Mr. Jose Araña III and Ms. Catherine Cequiña served as masters of ceremonies. Ms. Grace Mae Jamisola, Miss Dioshelle Jungao and Ms. Dalai Lama Millana took charge of the program-printing.
Within the program, the education students also gave the children gifts in the form of school supplies which they can use for their schooling. The gift giving was an emotional encounter as the students saw how the children humbly but gladly received the gifts.
After the program followed the simple merienda which was prepared also by the students - Mrs. Marivic Mondilla and Ms. Jocelyn Jumao-as. As the children took their snacks, the students also interacted with them. The students embraced and kissed the children; others helped the little children who could not eat without assistance.
The Orientation Program was an enriching encounter which was ably facilitated by the class coordinators Mr. Norman Tenio and Mr. Del Mark Cagatin. Dr. Roque A. Bongcac, the subject professor, was highly impressed by the students' wholehearted cooperation and generosity.