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By Ismael B Salarda and Nathalie Grace Sta Elena


Recently, the SOE of Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan, led by Dean Dr Edralin C Manla, paid a courtesy visit last May 12, 2023 to the Department of Education Schools Division Superintendent Mr Roy Angelo E Gazo to discuss the ongoing collaborative partnership and commitment between Xavier-Ateneo and the Department of Education Schools Division Office of Cagayan de Oro City. The visit was attended by Mr Ismael B Salarda, Director of the Arrupe Educational Center, Ms Nathalie Grace B Sta Elena, Project Staff, and several Learning Facilitators who were education students.

During the meeting, Mr Gazo emphasized the importance of revitalizing private-public institutional partnerships in addressing prevalent concerns in education, particularly in Cagayan de Oro City. Xavier-Ateneo's SOE has been actively engaged in various partnerships and collaborations with the Department of Education Schools Division Office and other stakeholders, focusing on addressing educational concerns in the community. Mr Gazo also expressed his appreciation to Xavier-Ateneo and its programs for consistently upholding their mission and vision.

One of the ongoing initiatives between Xavier-Ateneo and DepEd-CdO is the Night School Program. This program serves as an educational intervention for out-of-school youth, adults, and individuals with special dispositions endorsed by the City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD). The program facilitates the Alternative Learning System, providing an opportunity for these individuals to receive education and skills training.

Dr Manla reiterated Xavier-Ateneo's commitment to continuing its collaborations with the Department of Education and other stakeholders. These interventions include Internship Program, Action Research, and other developmental programs to name a few. Leveraging their expertise and resources, XU SOE aims to make a lasting impact on the educational landscape, ensuring that students receive quality education and empowering them to become active contributors to their communities and the world at large. Through these partnerships, Xavier-Ateneo seeks to enhance educational opportunities and create a positive and sustainable change in the field of education in Cagayan de Oro City.


From L-R: Arvie Dave Litang, BSEd 2; John Lord Lubguban, BSEd 2; Nathalie B Sta Elena, Project Staff, Night School Progam-ALS; Michael Shame Marcial, BSEd 3; Mr Roy Angelo E Gazo, DepEd-CdO Schools Division Superintendent; Mr Ismael B Salarda, Director, Arrupe Educational Center; Mr Pragyan Acharya, Fellow from Georgetown University; Dr Edralin C Manla, Dean, XU School of Education; Chelsea Obsioma, BSEd 2; Dr January Gay Valenzona, DepEd-CdO ALS District Supervisor