Good afternoon, my dear students! I am very happy to be here to share with you about the work that we are doing in INSA.
INSA is the Institutional Network for Social Action (INSA), one of Miriam College’s advocacy centers and also, the school’s center for volunteerism and social development. INSA’s role is to develop and intensify volunteerism that is expertise-based and is linked with or contributing to social development. INSA acts as a “broker and mediator” in bringing into full-swing the wide range of MC expertise,services and resources to poor communities and marginalized groups.
INSA puts its tasks into operation through three thematic programs: VFMP< SL & CPDPINSA’s programs are built on the principle that relevant education has at its core the values of service and solidarity with the poor.
INSA promotes volunteering in Miriam College that is why we offer different volunteering programs in our school: INSA Student Volunteers: open to all MC students who are willing to volunteer in the advocacies and different activities of INSAMiriam Volunteer Mission: open to all MC graduates who are willing to work as full time volunteers from 6 months to 1 year Miriam Volunteer Mission-International- open to all qualified MC faculty, employees and graduate who are willing to work abroad as full time volunteersGurongLingkod – open to all MC faculty who are willing to serve as volunteers during the summer or weekends in the areas of community development or educational outreach. This also includes serving as volunteer teacher in our Miriam Adult Education (MAE), our vocational and technical night school for out of school youth who during the day work as house helpers, tricycle drivers or informal workers.
Who are INSA volunteers? Students who are committed in promoting social justice through their involvement in the social action, outreach and advocacy projects of INSA, inside and outside of MC
HOW DO YOU BECOME AN INSA VOLUNTEER? Year-round, students can drop by at the INSA to sign up to become an INSA volunteer. After signing up, their names and contact information are stored in a INSA volunteers database and their names are added in the Facebook account of INSA Volunteers, ready to be tapped for any volunteering event or activity.
If you want to develop new skills, attend our Basic Social Orientation Seminar
If you want to raise your awareness on pressing social, political, economic issues andsharpen yourcritical skills in analyzing current realities, . Be an INSA volunteer and our issue-based discussion sessions
Gain new friends who love fun,food and….
Christmas Party withSIKAP-theater group
Greet and meet famous people when you serve as usherettes during fora
Spread the joy of giving--- INSA volunteers help in sorting and packing of gift packs for urban poor families in Miriam College’s partner communities
Teach, inspire and make a difference in a child’s life
Build communities of hope by helping build homes in partnership with MC Team GK
Serving others is enriching, rewarding, fun and can be life-changing. Let us watch the video of the community experience of the INSA Volunteers in BrgyTangan-Tangan, Tarlac last May 2011.
I would like to end my presentation with a quote by Eve Ensler, an internationally acclaimed playwright and author best known for her work, the Vagina Monologues, who when asked about her advice on how we can create change in the world, she said“Discover your fantasy of what you need the most, what would you want someone to do for you the most, and then go out and give it to someone else” Eve Ensler, playwright & author
If you are not happy with how things are now in your world– whether that world is within the bounds of your family, friends, neighborhood, the community or our country, don’t wait for others to change. Be the change you want to see in the world.
In behalf of the the Institutional Network for Social Action, I would like to personally invite all of you to become INSA Volunteers and join in our volunteer, outreach and social action activities.Here in Miriam College, social involvement is not a class requirement, not an extra-curricular activity, not an office duty, but rather, it is a way of life. AngisangKatipunera, naglilingkodsakapwa! To know more about INSA, drop by at our office at the back of Caritas Bldg, near Café Entrep. We also have a bulletin board in Caritas Bldg 2nd floor, opposite the SANGGU Office. Please don’t hesitate to approach us. If you are interested to join INSA now, I have sign up sheets here with me. You are more than welcome to approach me at the end of the session.
INSA orientation for Miriam College first year students
INSA Orientation for First Year Students
December 11-14, 2012
with or contributing to
INSA as brokermediator
INSA, as a center for Volunteerism and Social
Development, envisions …
… a progressive
working in partnership with
empowered communities in
a transformed society where
justice and peace prevail.
In Miriam College, INSA
commits itself to …
… raise the social awareness
and deepen the social
involvement of teachers and
… orchestrate volunteerism as
expression of their solidarity
with the poor.
In Miriam College’s
INSA commits itself to …
… build local leaders’
capabilities for community
… advocate for the
advancement of people’s
Volunteer Formation and
Service Learning (SL)
Solidarity with the Poor
K.K.K. of Volunteerism
(based on choice)
(treating others as self)
K AWALAN NG KAPALIT
(no expectation of rewards)
Source: Aguling-Dalisay, G. et.al (2004). Extending the Self. CLCD.UP-NCPAG