LSSC GIVES BACK
by Carl Ivan V. Linang
Social responsibility is one of the trifold functions of Lyceum of the Philippines University-Laguna together with academics and research. It aims to conduct community extension activities that will give a solution to the best interests of their beneficiaries.
For this year, the Lyceum Supreme Student Council launched its 6th wave of the “Gupitan sa Tag-Araw” on the 26th of May 2019 at Barangay Makiling Health Center, Calamba City. It is an annual community extension project of LSSC that provides free circumcision and haircut services to the residents of Barangay Makiling. On their sixth wave, they added free pedicure and manicure.
Doctors from PhiloMedicaScientia of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila circumcised 38 boys. They were assisted by Nursing students from LPU-Laguna. Free medicines for treating the circumcision wound were also given.
The medical operation may take some time to finish, that’s why, parents were given free manicure and pedicure while waiting for their children to be circumcised. Other residents received free haircut brought by different volunteers.
The LSSC also conducted a simultaneous community extension project entitled “Babae Ka, Hindi Babae Lang”. It is a women empowerment seminar which aims to develop the knowledge, mindset, and awareness of female citizens of Barangay Makiling. Chaira Ferran from LPU-L’s College of Arts and Sciences shared her experiences on how to be a strong and independent woman. She reiterated that women should be able to freely express themselves without any pressure from the society they belong to.
These community extension activities were participated by student volunteers, student leaders of LPU-Laguna and by the Office of Student Affairs and Services.