CUAC International Service-Learning

Trinity University of Asia is the pioneer in Service-Learning in the Philippines. Long before the term Service-Learning was coined, Trinity has been active in sending Nursing students to nearby communities to do medical missions, which was later replicated by the Education students who spearheaded the tutorial services to out-of-school youth of Bgy. Tatalon.

The concept of service to others is reflective of the vision of the founders of the university. Service-Learning was formally introduced and adopted by then Trinity College of Quezon City in 1992. Dr. Linda Chisholm, then president of the Association of Episcopal Colleges (AEC) brought up the idea of service-learning to Dr. Howard Berry and former Trinity College of Quezon City President Dr. Rafael Rodriguez. Together, they mapped out the plan for the implementation of Service-Learning pedagogy to make a difference in the life of students in and outside the academe. That same year, the Partnership for Service-Learning (PSL) was born. With the help of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia and the Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion (CUAC), some twelve to fifteen students from foreign countries came to Trinity College to serve in partner communities of the school under the PSL program.

In 2014, the Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion – Asia Chapter decided to resurrect the IPSL program in Trinity. After a series of meetings in Tokyo and Manila, the first CUAC International Service-Learning Program commenced in February 2015. Students from universities in Japan, South Korea, and the Philippines participated in the two-week program, engaging in community work in Trinity’s partner communities and agencies. The succeeding years saw the participation of more universities and introduction of new partner communities.

The 6th CUAC International Service-Learning Program is schedule on February 8 to 22, 2020.