Laguna University College of Health Science (LU-CHS) joined the nationwide celebration of National Women’s Month by organizing a Gender Mainstreaming symposium last March 19, 2018 for Grade 12 Senior High School Students of LU. The Keynote Speaker Ms. Maria Aleth Mendoza discussed the concept of gender sensitivity and how it generates respect for individuals regardless of sex. According to Ms. Mendoza, gender sensitivity opens the widest possible range of life options for both women and men. Aside from that she also discussed depression which is one of the most common psychological problems that teenagers experience. She emphasized the factors that can contribute to depression, the manifestations of depression as well as possible treatment and prevention. Students’ interest on the topic was manifested by their participation during the open forum.
March is also the Fire Prevention Month. With the objective of motivating the students to regard fire safety as everyone’s concern, CHS invited experts from the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), to conduct a fire safety seminar. Ms. Jessa O. Sapiter, one of the BFP officers discussed the principles of fire and the basic steps to be undertaken in case of fire. Demonstration on the proper use of fire extinguisher and basic first aid procedure were also conducted.
These back-to-back events were made possible with the support of Prof. Monette O. Bato, Dean, CHS, Prof. Edna F. Valenzuela, Program Chair, Dr. Leonida Bueno, Principal, LU-SHS and with the active involvement of the students from the Senior High School Department and College of Health Sciences.