Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT U) – College of Education, in collaboration with Alumni Affairs and Relations Office, partners with NGO LOOB (Love Our Own Brethren) in a 5-day English Mentorship Program come March 13.

In an Orientation and Training held today, Mar. 9, at the HRT Center Function Hall, Ms. Angel de la Flor, NGO LOOB program manager, introduced their organization and the primary aim of the program.

NGO LOOB or Love Our Own Brethren is a non-stock, non-profit, non-government organization established in Iloilo City in 2001. The organization aims to promote grassroots intercultural and educational exchange between Japanese and Filipino youths and support for the self-independence of the marginalized sector.

It has 2 general programs: Intercultural and Youth Empowerment and Educational Support and Community Development.

Under the Intercultural and Youth Empowerment is the 5-day English Mentorship Program (Cross Cultural Exchange Program). This basically targets to foster understanding and appreciating cultural differences through communication, compassion, and creative action.

On its second batch of implementation, NGO LOOB collaborates with ISAT U – COE, having its undergraduate students and alumni as mentors to 11 high school Japanese students. These students are from Kitami Fuji High School, a Catholic school in Hokkaido, Japan.

The mentorship program will run from March 13 – 19, with ISAT U as the host school.

Article by Mr. Renante Fernandez, LPT
Photos by Rimar Jude Dalida