2560 Leon Guinto Street

Singalong, Malate, Manila

Philippines

632-5677686

632-5597593

outreach-and-advocacies

OUTREACH & ADVOCACIES

Institutional Social Action Center (ISAC)

The Institutional Social Action Center (ISAC) is the institution’s response to its twin call to Education as a Social Responsibility.  Through its social awareness and involvement program, one of the important tasks of the office is to implement St. Scholastica’s goal to expose the students to the needs of the less privileged and his/her responsibility to participate in enabling the needy to mobilize their inner strength so that through concerted effort, both the rich and the poor may effect a positive change in the society.

Vision

An entire academic community whose members in diverse forms work as one, reaching out in mutual support to other communities to live out their faith.   Bringing about the Reign of God in the tasks of nation building, actively engaged in raising social consciousness and serving the poorest of our brothers and sisters to raise the quality of their life and personhood.

Mission

In order to attain this vision, SAC commits itself to:

1. Building communities that recognize God at work in people’s lives by the quality of relationships they foster.

2. Steering the academic community’s movement from critical awareness of current  social realities towards a raised consciousness that consistently insists on moral integrity and social justice; engages in gender-fair education and transformative action; defends the ecosystem and promotes the health of the home planet.

3. Promoting the Benedictine cultural and spiritual heritage as hallmark expression of the  Gospel values to reinforce the best of our Filipino values.

4. An on-going formation program designed to raise constantly our competencies and  qualitative traits as agents of social change.

Contact Us

INSTITUTIONAL SOCIAL ACTION CENTER
St. Scholastica’s College 
2560 Leon Guinto Street 
Malate, Metro Manila 
Philippines / P.O. Box 3153

Phone: (632) 567 – 7686 locals 8223 to 8224
Fax Number: (632) 559 – 6348 

The Outreach Program aims to uplift the quality of life of the members of its partner communities.  Different programs/ activities like values formation, livelihood, ecology and environment, health and education are extended to the partner communities.

Relief/Tawid-Gutom Bags

Among the services offered by SAC are relief and tawid-gutom bags.  Relief services are coordinated with institutions and NGO’s (Non – Government Organizations) like Citizen’ Disaster Response Center (CDRC), Socio Pastoral Apostolate (SPA), Rural Missionaries of the Philippines (RMP), People’s Organizations (POs).  On the other hand, tawid-gutom bags are given to individuals who knock at the door of SSC or what is called walk–in poor.

Extension Communities     

ISAC ventures into partnership with Non-government Organizations (NGOs), People’s Organizations (POs), Church-based and parish-based organizations and apostolates.  They serve as extension communities for the services or the different units – Grade school, High School and College.  Exposure/Immersion, skills training (health, women orientation, ecology, leadership, theater arts, etc), tutorials, spiritual formations e.g catechism and values formation, organizing such as consultancy services to people’s organizations and medical missions are among the services offered by the outreach program.

Event: Graduation of Lumad Bakwit Schools
Date: March 29, 2019
Venue: Integrated School, University of the Philippines, Diliman
Attendees: Becky P. Marquez, Arche Ligo, Sr. Theodora Bilocura, OSB, Berna (SPA)

Students of the Lumad Bakwit School holds Graduation 

Event: Visit of the EDUCAREM (British Heads of Schools)
Date: February 16-21, 2019
Area Visited: Tuluyan ni San Benito, Pasay Cemetery, Women Ecology and Wholeness Farm

EDUCAREM Visits SSC Once Again 

Event: Tawid Gutom Distribution
Date: March 18, 2019

Tawid Gutom Program Revived through Distribution of Dinner Packs to Street People 

Event: One Billion Rising Dance
Date: February 14, 2019

SSC Dances Against Violence Against Women 

Event: 2nd Symposium for Schools to Adopt the Zero Waste Lifestyle (ATZWL)
Date: January 31, 2019

SSC Attends Conference on Adopting a Zero Waste Management Lifestyle in Schools 

Event: One Faith, One Nation, One Voice: A Gathering for Truth, Justice, and Peace 
Date: January 25, 2019

One Faith, One Nation, One Voice:  A Gathering for Truth, Justice, and Peace 

Event: Campaign Against VAW
Date: November 25-December 10, 2018

SSC says no to Violence Against Women 

Event: Institutional Tree Planting
Venue: SSC Tanauan, Batangas Farm

Institutional tree Planting Caps the Season for Creation 

Event: Outreach Trip – Modules on Financial Management and Financial Literacy and Wellness
Date: October 20-22, 2018

SSC Conducts Training on Financial Management, Literacy, and Wellness in Sambayanan ni San Benito 

Event: Renewal of MOA between SSC and ALCADEV
Date: October 15, 2018

SSC and ALCADEV Renews Partnership and Collaboration 

Event: Lumad Bakwit School
Date: October 12-18, 2018

SSC Adopts the Lumad Bakwit School 

Event: Culmination of the Season of Creation — Earth day
Date: October 4, 2018
Venue: SSC Field

Increasing the Greens for Mother Earth 

Event: Never Again Martial Law Rally
Date:  September 21, 2018
Venue: Luneta

SSC joins Protests against Martial Law

Event:  Talk on the Role of the Socio-Pastoral Apostolate and Benedictine Outreach with Sr. Theodora Bilocura, OSB
Date: September 10, 2018
Venue: Room C323

Talk on the Socio-Pastoral Apostolate of the Missionary Benedictine Sisters

Event: Walk for Creation
Date:  September 1, 2018
Venue:  Christ the King Mission Compound, E. Rodriguez Avenue, Quezon City

#TreeGederforCreation, SSC Walks for Creation

Event: Relief Distribution for Flood victims of Habagat
Date: August 22, 2018
Venue: Tuazon Community, Marikina, City 

SSC Distributed Relief Bags to Habagat Flood Victims in Marikina and Tanay

Events: Tacloban Outreach Exploratory Trip
Date:  June 19-21, 2018
Venue: Tacloban, Leyte

SSC goes on Outreach Exploratory Trip in Tacloban

Events: Tulong Mayon Relief Operation
Date:  February 18-22, 2018

SSC provides relief bags to evacuees of Mayon Volcano eruption

Events: 2018 One Billion Rising Dance
Date: February 14, 2018
Venue: St. Scholastica’s College, Manila

SSC Community Commits to End VAW with the One Billion Rising Dance

Events: 3rd Anniversary of the PALCC
Date: September 2, 2017
Venue: Taguig, Metro Manila

Play and Learn Children’s Center in Taguig turns 3

Event:  “Walk for Creation”
Date: Sept 1, 2017
Venue: Luneta

SSC Joins the yearly September 1 “Walk for Creation”

Events:  Manilakbayan Salubong 2017
Date: August 31, 2017
Venue: Taft Avenue, in front of DLSU, DLS-CBS

SSC warmly welcomes the Lumads of Manilakbayan

Event: Yakap Eskwela 2 Trainings
Date: June 8-9, 2017
Venue: Sacred Heart Academy, Loon, Bohol

Yakap Eskwela 2 renews its MOA and conducts trainings for students and faculty in Loon, Bohol

Events:  MOA signing with the Diocese of Tagbilaran on YAKAP ESKWELA II
Date: 
October 15, 2015 ( 3rd Anniversary of the Bohol earthquake)

CBCMM inks Yakap Eskwela MOA with the Diocese of Tagbilaran committing support to a Bohol School destroyed by the 2017 earthquake

Events: Marihatag Exposure and Outreach Trip
Date:
June 17-21, 2015

Off to Marihatag for exposure and teachers training

Events:  Devastation of Super Storm “Yolanda”
Date: 
November 2013

SSC-Manila responds to the relief needs of victims of typhoon “Yolanda” in Leyte