USeP’s educational program for House of Hope children

 12 - 05 - 17
University of Southeastern Philippines News



Dr. Edna Jalotjot, Program Leader of the Hospital-Bound Educational Program (HBEP), turns over the Key of Responsibility to Ms. Mary Germaine Alberto, Dumanlas Elementary School Principal

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The children of House of Hope during the turnover ceremony of the HBEP on November 24, 2017

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Ms. Crystal Mae Pulogon, faculty member from Dumanlas Elementary School, teaches a group of Grades 5-6 students


The University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) demonstrates its commitment in uplifting the quality of life in Mindanao through its various community programs.

On November 24, 2017, the College of Education (CEd) of USeP facilitated the turn over ceremony of the Hospital-Bound Educational Program (HBEP) for the House of Hope—a transient home for children with cancer—to Dumanlas Elementary School (DES).

The HEBP, a research and extension program spearheaded by Program Leader, Dr. Edna Jalotjot, and CEd Dean and Program Co-leader, Dr. Bonifacio G. Gabales, Jr., was launched by CEd in 2012 to spur awareness on children’s right to education. Through offering educational interventions to the long-staying patients of House of Hope, HBEP is able to establish a learning environment in the transient home while providing the children with formal schooling. With teacher-students facilitating the lessons, the HBEP brings real classroom-setting experiences to the patients.

The turnover activity inspired DES to perform the duties for House of Hope with humility and dedication. Upon accepting the Key of Responsibility from Dr. Jalotjot, Ms. Mary Germaine Alberto, DES Principal, promised that DES will fulfil its responsibility as new facilitators of the HBEP.

“In the years ahead, we will be serving as part of a committed team to educate the little cancer warriors of House of Hope – Dumanlas SPMC campus,” Ms. Alberto said. 

In 2013, USeP entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with SMPC and DCCFI for the implementation of HEBP. USeP prepared the educational programs offered for the children while SPMC provided the space, infrastructure, facilities, and other maintenance services for the patients’ medical and psycho-social care. (USeP PR)

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