To ensure that goals in the area of Extension Services will be met, BatStateU Extension Services Office (ESO) conducted a workshop/training themed, Integrating Gender Perspectives in Development Programs and Projects: A Writeshop for BatStateU Extensionists on February 1 & 2, 2018 at the Lecture Room, CITE Building, Pablo Borbon Main I, Batangas City. This two-day workshop focused on improving the quality of the University’s extension projects by providing various lectures and spreading awareness on Gender and Development (GAD) which will also serve as a training ground for the newly designated Extension Coordinators.
VP for Research, Development and Extension Services, Engr. Albertson D. Amante expressed his warm commendation to ESO for having the initiative to conduct an essential workshop for the Extensionists. He mentioned as well the importance of Gender Mainstreaming in the conduct of extension projects.
Moreover, BatStateU President, Dr. Tirso A. Ronquillo also conveyed his message sharing that he strongly supports the undertakings of ESO. He also challenged ESO and the Extensionists to be true ambassadors in providing extension services to the community.
Asst. Prof. Armando V. Mendoza, Jr., Director for Extension Services, Asst. Prof. Glenda M. Dimaano, Head-Extension Services for BatStateU JPLPC-Malvar, and Assoc. Prof. Maria Theresa A. Hernandez, Asst. Director for Gender and Development provided lectures on ESO ISO Forms, Programs, Activities and Projects (PAPs) Proposal Format, Gender Analysis, and Harmonized GAD Guidelines respectively.
As one of the pioneer extension coordinators, Asst. Prof. Rosalie R. Rojales, Head-Extension Services for BatStateU ARASOF-Nasugbu was also invited to share her experiences and knowledge on such field.
At the end of the workshop, the Extensionists were able to generate extension proposals that are significant to the community and Gender Responsive at the same time.