Papa, Look Where I am Now! Thank You CSWCD!

By Evelyn “Beng” Manaois-Buenaventura, BSSW 1976

I initially thought that getting into ISWCD (now CSWCD) in the ‘70s  was  accidental . I never imagined that my college education would  have a  great influence on my advocacies and present career as a Social Development practitioner.

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Pagpupugay kay Ka Lito: Buhay na Inialay sa Bayan at sa Kapwa

By Prof. Lenore Polotan-dela Cruz, Department of Community Development, UP CSWCD

Magandang hapon po sa ating lahat!

Ang taong pinararangalan natin sa hapong ito ay biniyayaan ng buhay na makulay at makabuluhan  – isang mahusay na guro at educator; mapagkalingang academic leader; may-akda ng ilang popular na libro sa pag-oorganisa at pagpapaunlad ng pamayanan; advocate, partisan, kasangga at kasama sa pakikibaka ng mga maralita: mga magsasaka, mangingisda, manggagawa, kababaihan, katutubo, kabataan,nakatatanda, mga may kapansanan;  gabay at adviser ng  ’di-mabilang na NGO at POs; napakahusay na kwentista (an excellent storyteller); at higit sa lahat — mapagmahal at minamahal na anak, kapatid, kaibigan, asawa at ama.

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What I Learned from the Insti

By Seth Papasin, Graduating Class of 1978

My training and education from UPISWCD carried me on an epic journey from the expansive grounds of UP Diliman, to the bowels of squatter areas in Tatalon, QC and Tondo, Manila, to the deep jungles in Laguna, Rizal to a storied life in the corporate world of North America where I am now.

At a very early age, my parents inculcated in me the love for knowledge and of service to others. Being a doctor seemed to capture these values and so I aimed to be one. However, as I was approaching the fork in my life where a decision that would set the course of the rest of my life needed to be made, I realized that my family did not have the financial means to allow me this dream. Social Work was the next best thing where I could put those values in place.

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JOYCE TADURAN CARAGAY: “You can only hasten the process of change”

Based on an interview conducted and transcribed by Gerald Paragas

Where does the professional development of a student start, and where does it end?

This was the dilemma that bothered young Joyce Caragay, soon after she graduated UP College of Social Work and Community Development and began working for a training program. Teaching for UP’s Interdisciplinary Program on Community Health, she was then assigned in Bai, Laguna, where all that she wanted to do is to help the marginalized sector.

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