Thursday, December 17, 2015

Joseph Benjamin Z. Cruz Awarded Gawad Lasalyano 2015 for Community Engagement

Joseph Benjamin Z. Cruz (ID. 111 BS CIV-CTM, ID 113 MS CE), BSMS-CIV student was awarded a Major Award, the Gawad Fr. Gratian Murray AFSC (Outstanding Student Leader for Community Engagement) at the Gawad Lasalyano 2015 Gabi ng Parangal held in Teresa G. Yuchengco Auditorium last November 23, 2015, . He is the first Civil Engineering student to receive this award.

The  Gawad Fr. Gratian Murray AFSC (Outstanding Student Leader in Community Development) is given to the student who has renders unselfish service and displays exemplary commitment for community development and social transformation.

Benjamin Cruz is the first student volunteer to take part in DLSU-COSCA’s Alternative Learning System as a Math teacher. This is under the program ARAL (Alternative, Relevant and Active Learning) with the slogan, “Aral patungo sa trabaho, pagpapakatao at pag-unlad”. This program aims to equip young and adult learners with values, skills and competencies that will enable them to become professionals, entrepreneurs or skilled workers that embody Lasallian values and principles. He served for two years in this program teaching the 3rd and 4th batch of DLSU-ALS alongside his fourth year of active service in the professional organization, Civil Engineering Society (CES). His efforts were recognized by the Office-In-Charge of Alternative Learning System under the Department of Education, Dr. Feliciano Trongco in an interview with Professor Popoy de Vera and Ms. Jing Castaneda of DZMM Teleradyo’s Turo-turo. Benjamin Cruz was also recognized as the youngest Instructional Manager in the Abot Alam Program & Alternative Learning System Accredidation & Equivalency Program held last March 2-6, 2015 as recognized and certified by the Department of Education.


Article written by JB Cruz

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