Special Interest Groups


    The SIG on CD and PG recognize that it is in CD where educators and other stakeholders can fully implement programs and services that empower partner communities to be self-reliant towards social transformation, nation building, and global citizenship. Some examples of on-going projects that were shared were permaculture for refugee resettlement, beekeeping, aqua phonics and use of emerging costeffective, sustainable technologies that are beneficial for the partner communities.It is recommended that institutions of learning empower stakeholders concerned to tap stakeholders who can help like parents, alumnae, partners, benefactors, and networks to generateresources for community extension services that are sustainable. Among the three pillars of education, community extension is where stakeholders of learning can help in poverty alleviation, ease hunger, serve in the promotion of health and wellbeing, commit themselves in climate action, and environmental advocacies, among others. This ends the highlights of our SIG report.

    So until the next conference in 2020, may I request the active cooperation of all SIG coordinators to direct and harmonize all the Special Interest Groups (SIGs) efficiently? All SIG members with your respective coordinators are challenged to communicate regularly with each other, share best practices, researches, sample lesson plans, and modules on the different SIG areas of interest. It is suggested that quarterly or midyear reports from all Coordinators are to be submitted to the Chair who will summarize and submit the same to the Secretariat.

    Like you, I must say that I have abundant inspiring accounts of my sojourn with WCCI. The encouragements and inspirations I gathered from committed WCCI leaders, members, resource persons, experts/keynote speakers help me in attaining the organization’s mission: that of advancing the achievement of a just and peaceful world community. Infinite gratitude to all!