AdU shows spirit of "education beyond the classroom” with Summer School of Life

Date Posted: November 3, 2022 at 02:58 PM

The University has continued its endeavors in promoting systemic change beyond the four walls of the classroom. 

Through the Summer School of Life Program organized by the Integrated Community Extension Services (ICES) Office, the colleges, departments, offices and organizations of the University worked collaboratively to provide training programs beneficial to respective adopted communities in Laguna, Rizal, and Bulacan. 

As a Catholic and Vincentian University, administrators, teachers, co-academic personnel, students and alumni heed to the call of charity and compassion, especially to the socially disadvantaged. 

One of the featured programs highlights faculty and students of the College of Law extend paralegal special courses to leaders of different adopted communities on issues like Human Rights, Anti-Violence Against Women and Children, barangay conciliation, and labor management. 

Meanwhile, financial and entrepreneurial literacy programs, which are the flagship projects of the College of Business Administration, were supplemented by technology-based livelihood and skills training spearheaded by the College of Science.

Creative livelihood project workshops like the production of dishwashing liquid, fabric conditioner and detergent powder were conducted to help the communities in their income-generating ventures through projects implemented by the Chemical Engineering Department.  

To support the wellness of the community, the College of Pharmacy held drug formulation and herbal supplement making courses using ingredients found locally. Continuing education on mental health and disability concerns is also a continuing initiative of the University’s Psychology Department to the constituents of the communities. 

The College of Engineering has provided the widest array of technical skills training to the communities, including basic carpentry, practical knowledge on electrical wiring installation and electronics troubleshooting, welding technology and geohazard and energy and environment conservation. Basic computer skills on Adobe Photoshop, computer hardware troubleshooting and knowledge on digital marketing  were also part of their outreach programs. 


The College of Architecture worked with the communities in teaching them basic drafting skills and enhancing their carpentry knowledge.

The College of Education and Liberal Arts trained volunteer teachers in the local Day Care Program about the development of lessons and activities for the learners in the community. The volunteer teachers are also undergoing training on different methods and strategies of teaching and values education. 

The Communication Department also gave a lecture on Visual and Performing Arts, while the faculty members of the Social Science Department discussed principles of good governance to the leaders of the adopted communities.

As a support to the colleges, co-academic offices like the Guidance and Counseling Office and Library Services also hosted training sessions for community-based Volunteer Librarians and Counselors.

Inspired by St. Vincent de Paul whose lords and masters are the poor, Adamson University is in the forefront of giving support to those who have less, enjoining all its stakeholders to be one in this cause.