SJCBI signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with CSU-Carig last March 5, 2021.
“Gusto namin ito i-sustain. Hindi lang short term ang samahan natin [kundi’] long term. Baka meron pang ibang barangays or grupo ng mga taong gusto niyong tulungan natin, lagi kaming nandito,” Dr. Arthur Ibañez, Campus Executive Officer of Cagayan State University – Carig Campus said in his opening remarks.
The three sets of MOA prepared by CSU-Carig’s Department of Engineering, Department of Industrial Technology, and Department of Information and Computing Sciences will benefit not only SJCBI but also ‘Project Salinong’.
CSU-Carig is a one of the eight CSU campuses in Cagayan Valley and remains to be innovative in its public service, community engagement and extension programs.
The agreement will cover needs in the technical aspect such as computer engineering, agriculture, chemicals and laboratory and as well as needs in the area of livelihood such as training in rice-based products, vegetables, baking and other product development.
Beneficiaries of the MOA may also be trained with skills in electricity, electronics and computer literacy.
Ibañez also opened up the possibility of putting up an internet signal in the relocation site of ‘Project Salinong’ which CSU pledged to visit once or twice a month.
The signing of the MOA is a historic event formalizing the partnership between SJCBI and CSU-Carig, which according to SJCBI President Fr. Gerard Ariston Perez, forged since 1998.
The pastor of San Jose Parish expressed his gratitude especially to the CSU President Dr. Urduja Alvarado, Engr. Arthur Alvarado and the other college deans and department heads and looks forward to a long and fruitful partnership with CSU.
“Thank you so much for substantial help practically in all aspects of our academic life. We need you not only for accreditation purposes but because we want to improve the quality of education we are delivering here in this part of the province,” Fr. Perez said.
By: Reagan Q. De Leon