Student org conducts medical mission for UA&P personnel

Student org conducts medical mission for UA&P personnel

by Mary Gleefer Jalea on August 28, 2014 - 5:02 pm

Last August 16, UA&P student organization CATALYST held its annual medical mission for the University’s security and service personnel. The organization had been providing free medical and dental services for University auxiliary staff and their families for the past four years.

With this year’s project, named “CAPWA: CATALYST Para sa Wastong Alaga,” the organization served over 200 beneficiaries, continuing its aim to give back to the people who are there to render their service everyday.

Nonie Lucero, one of the University’s service personnel gets her blood pressure checked by student volunteers. Photo by Michael Padilla

Nonie Lucero, one of the University’s service personnel gets her blood pressure checked by student volunteers. Photo by Michael Padilla

The project provided free check-ups and other services with the help of around eighty student volunteers, eight volunteer doctors, and six volunteer dentists.  The beneficiaries who attended were also given a talk on healthy living and proper hygiene, and sent home with free medicines and health supplements, along with loot bags containing food and other goods for their families.

University Physician Dr. Aimee Mercado and Dr. Panfilo David, both volunteers for the Medical Mission. Photo by Michael Padilla

University Physician Dr. Aimee Mercado and Dr. Panfilo David, both volunteers for the Medical Mission. Photo by Michael Padilla

Centered on outreach, advocacy and leadership, CATALYST aims to provide UA&P students with opportunities to give meaningful service to the community by organizing various outreach programs on a regular basis. The organization aims to contribute to the achievement of the school’s mission “to form committed professionals and encourage them to serve with personal initiative and civic responsibility in the community in which they work, thereby helping build just and harmonious social structure.”

The Center for Student Affairs named CATALYST’s annual medical mission the Project of the Year during the Unitas Awards in 2012, with CATALYST winning the award for Organization of the Year.

Student volunteers for Medical Mission 2014. Photo by Michael Padilla

Student volunteers for Medical Mission 2014. Photo by Michael Padilla

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