TUA student leaders join the Philippine delegation to the 2014 Association of Christian Colleges and Universities in Asia (ACUCA) Student Camp held at Fu Jen Catholic University in Taiwan last August 11 to 15. Over 100 students from ACUCA institutions from eight countries and other areas attended the student camp. The theme for this year’s camp is: “Values Education: Re-discovering our Values to Foster a Better You and Build a Better World.”
Alixxa Matsuoka ( CBA , incumbent CSC President) and Lorrea Ybanez (SLCN) were chosen as Trinitian delegates to the student camp after a stringent selection process done by the Student Affairs Center . Aside from TUA, the Philippine delegation comprises student leaders from Ateneo De Manila University, Miriam College, and Silliman University.
The delegates were given pre camp assignments to help them reflect and review their values, including values of their own culture and modern values and how they can work actively to contribute to building a better world. This includes writing their individual essays on the topic and a country paper presentation.
The Philippine delegation copped the best essay award, while the country presentation focusing on The Filipino values of FAITH, RESPECT and BAYANIHAN heaped praises from the whole plenary session.
A cultural night was organized to showcase the diversity of cultures of the delegates and serve as an expression of their artistic talents and interests. The Philippine delegation wore the traditional barong and the baro’t saya while showing to the audience how women were courted by singing serenades. They even taught the game “hip hip horray” which was wildly enjoyed by the audience.
At the end of the student camp, the TUA delegates expressed their gratefulness for the opportunity given to them by the university and their respective colleges to be able to attend the Student Camp and experience reevaluating their values, immersing in different culture and essentially understanding themselves better as Trinitians.