SPUDAA-NA 6th Biennial
Date & Venue: TBA
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SPUDAA-NA Board Chair
Suzette de Mira Foroozan
SPUDAA-NA Event Chair
Georgina (Gigi) Villahermosa Ohland
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SCOPE OF WORK & ESTIMATE COST
1. Installation of ceilings: Ph 85,000 pesos = US $1,700
2. Completion of concrete walls and installation of eight (8) sliding glass windows and three (3) glass doors: Ph 280,000 pesos = US $5,600
3. Tiling of floors: Ph 75,000 pesos = US $1,500
4. Interior and exterior painting of building: Ph 95,000 pesos = US $1,900
5. Installation of two (2) water tanks, water lines, and concrete riser for collecting rainwater: Ph 85,000 pesos = US $1,700
CAN YOU HELP US RAISE $12,400 BY OCTOBER 1, 2020 TO COMPLETE BUILDING THIS MUCH-NEEDED CLINIC?
Your donation is much appreciated. You may also sponsor a particular scope of work.
YOU MAY CHOOSE 1 OF 2 OPTIONS TO SEND YOUR DONATION OR CONTRIBUTION TO SPUDAA-NA* for SPUD-CHDC:
*The St. Paul University Alumni Association of North America (SPUDAA-NA) is asking for your support on behalf of the St. Paul University Dumaguete and its Outreach Foundation, the community of Bio-os, Amlan, and of nearby communities with so minimal access to health care. They need our help to make this project a replicable model for community involvement and partnership, environmental stewardship, and sustainability. Donations and contributions to SPUDAA-NA are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law, and are channeled and earmarked 100% to donor-designated projects administered by the SPUD-Outreach Foundation. For more information, check out the SPUD Link: www.spud.edu.ph/
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Your donation or contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Thank You!
A. Help Build and Support SPUD-CHDC (Community Health & Development Center) -- see slide show below
B. Campaign Update to Paulinians & Friends: Urgent Action Needed!
Help Complete Health Center Already Serving Community!
Help Raise $12,400 to Support Completion of Sustainable and Eco-Driven Clinic By October 1, 2020
There is a slow but persistent effort to establish a small but comprehensive, sustainable, and eco-driven health service in Bio-os, a small barrio in the town of Amlan, Negros Oriental, Philippines. Amlan is a sea-side community of 30,000 people, most under the age of 21, and suffering from many of the typical health problems in rural Philippines, including high maternal and infant mortality rates, nutritional deficiencies, dengue fever, tuberculosis, inadequate housing, dislocation due to typhoons and natural disasters, and lack of access to basic health services. The project is called the Community Health Development Center (CHDC), a replicable model with a holistic three (3) pronged approach to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable communities through:
a) The use of integrative traditional medicine and natural herbs for treatment and healing,
b) Teaching the basic skills in health promotion and disease prevention, and
c) Advocating environmental stewardship and sustainability.
Conceptualized as an extension service for basic community health care, education, and training, the SPUD-CHDC Planning Team identified the following objectives:
1. Establish an integrative health facility that provides basic medical care, health promotion and educational programs, and herbal training and use of medicinal plants
from onsite pharma garden.
2. Field training, research and health services opportunities for SPUD nursing students on integrative medicine related to building healthy and sustainable communities.
3. Promote partnerships and collaboration with medical health practitioners, health workers and stakeholders, and
4. Promote environmental advocacy and stewardship to the local and surrounding communities.
CHDC Project Total Cost: $75,000
[$50,000 est. total center-related construction plus $25,000 est. total operating cost for the first two years]
With support from SPUD Alumni and friends covering the initial cost of architectural design, basic construction, and back-fill of a portion of donated land, the self-contained CHDC will approximately have 144 square meters (or 1,500 square feet). The ground floor is concrete and surrounded by steel matting. It has standard rooms (reception-1, medical examinations-2, pantry/storage-1, restrooms-2) and an area for assessment and education activities. Included in planning and design are water tanks for rainwater collection and a fenced-in organic medicinal garden - both important for the Center's integrative and sustainable plans.
Funds raised from this campaign will help support permanent staffing; meanwhile, the CHDC Team plans to open its doors to the community with a collaborative administrative partnership by SPUD's Nursing Department and its Community Extension Services Program, and with a schedule involving SPUD nursing students on rotation and alumni volunteers from the public and private health sectors.
CHDC’s unique aspects are: a) the use of medicinal herbs for traditional and natural healing, and b) its environmental advocacy and stewardship for the community. With future partnerships and collaboration from the Local Government Units (LGU) and private and public health partners, an accessible and sustainable CHDC can be replicated to help improve the well-being of other communities in the Philippines.
CAN YOU HELP US MEET OUR BIENNIAL CAMPAIGN GOAL OF $75,000?
SPUDAA-NA is asking for your support of the CHDC Project on behalf of the St. Paul University Dumaguete and its Outreach Foundation, the community of Bio-os, Amlan, and of nearby communities with so minimal access to health care. They need our help to make this project a replicable model for community involvement and partnership, environmental stewardship, and sustainability. Donations and contributions thru SPUAA-NA are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law; channeled and earmarked 100% to donor-designated projects administered by the SPUD-Outreach Foundation.
St. Paul University Dumaguete held an opening reception followed by a medical mission February 8, 2020 to celebrate and mark the progress of the CHDC clinic construction in Bio-os, Amlan. Hundreds of residents from the community arrived to support the clinic and to receive health assessments, medical consultations, and health education from volunteer nurses, doctors, and students. But more has to be done to finish construction of clinic. SPUD President Sr. Joseline R. Lasala and her planning team outlined the budget below which is needed to complete construction of a small but viable clinic:
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