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September 28,2016


The Social Orientation and Community Involvement (SOCI) of Our Lady of Fatima University (OLFU) visited its adopted community, Sta. Brigida in Valenzuela, anew. Last September 20 to 21, 2016, SOCI teamed-up with the College of Computer Studies (CCS) to run a computer literacy training session for residents of Sta. Brigida.


Early in the morning of September 20th, SOCI Volunteers transported the participants from their community to OLFU Valenzuela’s Saint Benedict Hall; specifically, to Computer Laboratory 4 where the class would be held.


After a warm welcome from OLFU, the Logistics Committee assisted the Sta. Brigida pupils in registering and in ensuring that each participant had a seminar kit in hand.


With the program steered by emcee, Prince Carl Villarama, the day began with an invocation and the National Anthem. SOCI- CCS Coordinator Edwin de Guzman then opened the program, which segued to an audio-visual presentation featuring photos of past activities of the SOCI.


After, SOCI- CCS Chairman Adrielle Cris Cayabyab introduced the Technical Resource Speaker for the day, Joseph DC. Maniego, an active OLFU- CCS alumnus. He gave an overview of what to expect out of the seminar.




Sta. Brigida participants went through a Pre-Evaluation Test to gauge the level of knowledge of the Basic Concepts of Computer. Getting an understanding of this was vital before immersing into the training proper. To ensure a pupil’s learning is supported, each seminar kit had one manual inside, and there was a 1:1 ration between student and student volunteer care of the SOCI Manpower Committee. First topics tackled: Definition, Theories and Evolution of the Computer.


Through the goodness of the Food Committee, a filling meal was served during lunch break.


Training resumed with “Hands-On Application” where step-by-step, the lecturer taught the learners how to use the Typing Master, and allowed them to practice their keyboard skills. Results were studiously recorded. The lecturer also gave an introduction on the workings of Microsoft Word.


At the end of the seminar, participants were required to compose their respective resumes to check how much of the learning was absorbed. The workshop ended by 5:00pm when Sta. Brigida residents were transported by SOCI back to their community.


Day 2, September 21st, the day began with some tokens distributed to the attendees. Mr. Maniego continued his discussion about Microsoft Office; this time, underscoring topics on tables, word art, text boxes and letterheads.


Again, the work exercise-output was checked by the lecturer. Grades were summed up to determine the ones with the highest average. Awards were given to: Most Consistent, Most Improved and Top 1 to 3.


During the awarding of students, the professors and organizers involved were also given certificates of appreciation. Mr. Maniego, honored alumnus, was also recognized for his generosity of time and knowledge.


SOCI and CCS thanked the residents of Sta. Brigida for their participation and interest. In response, the students expressed sincere gratefulness for this OLFU initiative, saying that the seminar was such a big help.




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