WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?
National Service Training Program (NSTP) is a required course mandated by law It is a preparation and opportunity to improve yourself to serve others Gives you the chance to be to be socially involved and have deeper awareness of yourself in relation to others Endows you with theoretical and practical knowledge and experiences that are needed for community services It opens a window for you to see the current situation of the country Trains you to respond to present challenges, harnessing your instinct for national service Contributions of young people have been recognized by many.
WHAT IS NSTP?
A compulsory 1 year course for all freshmen in the universities and colleges in the country Article I Section 3 of RA 9163. It’s three (3) components are as follow : Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) – which aims to provide military training to tertiary level students in order to motivate, train and mobilize them for national defense preparedness. Skills: military leadership, basic combat, map reading, military intelligence, artillery operations, unconventional warfare, marches, and bivouac training. Literacy Training Service (LTS) – this serves to train the students to teach literacy and numeracy skills to school children, out-of-school youth and other segments of society who needs this service. Hold tutorials and other non-formal education related activities in public schools and underprivileged communities Promoting importance of education among grade school and HS student, even adults, who were not given the chance to study. Civic Welfare Training Service (CWTS) – this designs activities that will contribute to the general welfare and betterment of life for the community as well as enhancing its facilities and improving the health condition of the community. This can be done by focusing on providing the members of the community basic skills on health, environmental sanitation, entrepreneurship, safety, recreation and enhancing the moral values of the constituents. shelter-building, tree planting, medical missions
CALENDAR OF ATTENDANCE
Taking up NSTP II is fun and informative at the same time. I have learned many things from the beginning of the lecture about the Rationale of Community Building, up to the last meeting about CWTS. Also, I learned much about the environment and know that whatever I learned will never be forgotten just that I should be able to apply the knowledge I have acquired. Before, I thought that disaster just causes destruction to human lives and material but the truth is it also disrupts the functioning of society. So I realized, in order to prevent disasters, we should be united, organized and start doing good things for the environment. I had a lot of fun listening to the lecture about Process Documentation too, because people from different generations learn a lot from history so it is important to learn such thing. One more thing that I love about taking up CWTS was the Community Service. Our first Community Service was in the Green Island. I have learned more about the importance of trees to the environment during our tree planting activity. Also, I was amazed of the different views of the place since that was the first time I’ve been there.
The Culminating Activity in DENR Park Beach Jawili Tangalan Aklan, where I have learned more things about waste management. During our coastal clean-up, I realized that in order to have a clean environment we should practice the proper waste segregation. Also, garbage should be separated from biodegradable to non-biodegradable. Last but certainly not the least is my experience in making ecological suit together with my other classmate for our contestant for the search of Mr. NSTP, it was my first time to do it, but since I had enough courage, I had done my part successfully. After all the activity, I realized that it is not an easy kind of fun; it also involves discipline and concentration in order to accomplish it safely. In NSTP II, I have been taught to be a responsible adult. I am happy that I had able to take CWTS for NSTP II because I want to help our community by protecting the environment without asking for anything in return. By doing simple things, we can contribute to our nation’s development because remember that big things come from small things.