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    NSTP SECTION: __________________ GROUP NAME| NO: _______________________ GROUP MEMBERS: 1. ___________________________ 2. ___________________________ 3. ___________________________ 4. ___________________________ 5. ___________________________ 6. ___________________________ 7. ___________________________ 8. ___________________________ 9. ___________________________ 10. ___________________________    UNIK - Community Service Toolkit   PROFILE OF THE COMMUNITY   The Thomasian brand of service enters a new level. Your understanding of the issues and realities happening in our society is very important. The activities in this toolkit will help you to have a deep understanding of those realities. This toolkit will guide you with the process as you conduct different activities in serving the community. You will be asked to work in groups and everyone is required to participate   in the different activities. As Mahatma Gandhi puts it, “you must be the change you wish to see in the world” This is a not an easy challenge but it’s a start, a first step towards nation building AND IT STARTS WITH YOU! Brainstorm among your group members to identify a marginalized community. Point out a community that is near and accessible to everyone in your group. Consider the community that is safe and will readily assist you like Barangay Officials, Community Leaders, NGOs, Parish and school officials etc. Here are the tasks that you are going to perform when you visit the community. Talk with each other and assign your group members what tasks they need to perform. Remember, everyone should participate. It is important to know the community that you are going to serve. How will you get the profile of the community? You can get data and information in the barangay hall, interviewing key people and research using the internet. Gather significant data like the following: - Brief history of the community - Map - Population (estimated number of people) - Education (low literacy, non-formal, out-of-school youth) - Health and Nutrition (malnutrition, drug-abuse, maternal health) - Promotion of Human Rights (Children’s, Elderly, Women, Persons with Disability)  - Other data / statistics available in the community It is vital that you should prepare guide questions during your interview. Assign interviewer(s), researcher(s) photo and video document officer(s), written documentation officer(s). Show genuine interest and listen carefully to what they’re saying. Respect their ideas. If you don’t understand something, ask them politely to explain it more deeply.   I. OCULAR VISIT    COMMUNITY WALK II. ASSESSMENT Community walk is an activity wherein you will have a walk, literally, in the community. Invite and ask the assistance of Barangay and school officials and other key persons in the community to walk with you and take a look at the environment of the community. Take notes, videos and pictures that you think will help build a clearer picture of what’s really going on in the community. Don’t forget to ask permission from the key persons if you can take pictures around the community. Take note of the following while having a walk in the community: - schools - churches - government offices - hospitals - health and sanitation - peace and order - disaster risk areas - private companies - transportation - livelihood - infrastructure - non-governmental organizations - significant structures - way of life - environment - other organizations that help the community - others  Assign photo, video and written documentation officers among your group members. Based on the gathered data, statistics, your experience in the community walk, having a clearer picture of the community, have a focus group discussion sharing your thoughts and insights regarding the issues and realities of the community you have chosen. Each student should share her/his thoughts regarding the following: - what are the issues confronting the community? - why do you think those issues you mentioned are happening in the community? - what possible solutions can the local government do to address these issues? - as a group, what possible solutions can you do?  III.PLANNING  Assign a group member that will facilitate the discussion, video, photo, written documentation officers that will record your focus group discussion. Now that you have identified the issues of the community based on your assessment via the focus group discussion, it is time to plan. Among the issues discussed in your assessment, choose at least 2 identified problems/issues in the community and you have to think of creative ways on HOW YOU CAN EDUCATE  the community and other people regarding the issues and realities of the community and our country. How can you educate others? Learn more about the topics and issues by researching in the library, internet and based on the experiences of the people in the community. Research and identify laws and policies related to your identified issues in the community. Research on data and statistics. Educate your group mates as well. How are you going to present your ideas? It has to have a logical flow. Kindly watch this video that will help greatly on HOW YOU SHOULD PRESENT YOUR IDEAS, to invite others to advocate for your cause and inspire actions. Be CREATIVE in educating others. You can have an awareness campaign by using the following tools in information dissemination: - posters - flyers - brochures - stickers - mural designs - conduct workshops - poetry - songs - paintings - photo exhibit Decide on the creative ways you want to disseminate the information in the community, in your college and in social media (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, blogs). Plan on how many posters/flyers

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