BSU celebrates Women’s Month 2014

By jtabangcura - Posted on 03 April 2014

The flower arrangement contest exclusively for BSU male employees held at the Old Admin. Bldg. lobby on March 27, 2014 facilitated by the BSU GAD Unit in commemoration of Women's Month 2014.//

The BSU-Gender and Development Unit spearheaded the University’s commemoration of the Women’s Month 2014 themed “Juana, ang Tatag Mo ay Tatag Natin sa Pagbangon at Pagsulong!”

A series of activities facilitated by different University sectors were conducted throughout the whole month of March starting with the launching of the Women’s Month celebration on March 3, 2014 during the regular Monday flag ceremony at the Administrative Building. This was followed by the launching of the Counseling Desk for Women Survivors or the Kaagapay ng Kabataan at Kababaihan (KKK) Center by the Office of Student Services on March 7. The new OSS center also conducted four consecutive seminars on group process, art therapy, and gender role and career decision making for BSU elementary and secondary laboratory school students.

Among the functions of this new center under OSS will be to: continue advocating quality, relevant, and gender sensitive student services and programs that are responsive to the emerging needs of present times; increase women’s capacity to prevent and respond to gender-based violence through confidence building, enhance self-esteem and skills development; provide comprehensive psychological services to abused children, women, and their families to prevent further harm, and more importantly, initiate the healing process, and refer to other agencies for other services needed by the client/s to ensure their overall well-being.

The KKK center is open to individual, group, and couple counseling, family therapy, psychological testing or assessment, psychological first aid, life coaching and seminars/trainings on mental health, and GAD related topics.

University Library and Information Services (ULIS) supported the Women’s Month by featuring a collection of gender books from March 3-31.

On March 27, a flower arrangement contest exclusively for male employees was held at the Old Administrative building lobby. Five teams with three members each signed up; they are: Philip Tom B. Asi-as, Ralph Barry Gaoaen, and Kerby Gasigas from HORTI (1st Prize); Melver Cabading, Joel Langag, and Epler Ben from the CA-Landscaping (2nd Prize); Edward Magalgalit, Aldrino Dao-anis, and Dario B. Dawaten from the Administration (3rd Prize); Racson Gapad, Fernando B. Bautista, and Earle Nestor Fernandez from the ULIS (4th Prize); and Mark P. Tandoc, Gil G. Calderon, and Fermin I. Quinto Jr. from the CVM (5th Prize).

On March 28, Dr. Lorenza G. Lirio shared with 25 BSU employees and students some livelihood ideas using Job’s Tears or adlay while the UPAO facilitated a poetry reading event.

The two month-long photo exhibits were also set up to heighten awareness about the Women’s Month, one at the Old Administration building lobby by the UPAO and another at the BSU Museum by the CAS.

The result of the search for the Strongest and Most Resilient Juana launched by the BSU-GAD Unit at the start of the month proclaimed Dr. Marcelina Bolona (Individual Category)of the College of Teacher Education and the YOURS Project team (Group Category)as this year’s Strongest and Most Resilient Juana.

The BSU-GAD Unit has also pledged to fund the printing of the Shamag March 2014 issue.//