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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

PNVSCA, CHED launches Volunteerism Story Writing Contest

By Claro A. Lanipa
PAGADIAN CITY – To engage the Filipino youth in sharing the contributions of volunteers in different communities across the country, the Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) will conduct a Volunteerism Story Writing Contest aimed to promote volunteerism both as a way of life and cross-cutting tool for socio-economic development.

With the theme “Volunteerism for Sustainable Development,” the contest serves as a timely platform to highlight and promote volunteerism as a strategy in the achievement of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is also in support to the Philippines’ commitment to the global development priorities.

The contest is open to Filipino college/university students nationwide who are currently enrolled in or who have completed the National Service Training Program (NSTP) at the time of submission of entry.

Each participant shall choose one SDG and shall write a feature article on an individual or group/organization whose volunteer work is aligned with the achievement of the chosen SDG. One winner will be selected from each region to help showcase the volunteering stories in different areas of the country.

“With the students’ participation in the NSTP and in other extension activities, they have been exposed to volunteerism at the local level. They can help showcase the diverse experiences and accomplishments of volunteers whose services are geared towards community development and empowerment,” PNVSCA Executive Director Joselito C. De Vera in a statement said.

Entries can be submitted to PNVSCA and will be accepted until 31 August 2016. Regional winners will be announced through the Agency’s website in November and will receive PhP 3,000 each.

Information on the contest mechanics and entry forms can be found and downloadedat and or at CHED’s website Interested participants may also contact PNVSCA at and (02) 227 7389.