AUSN is honored to sign a MOU with the Philippine Association of Extension Program Implementers Inc (PAEPI)
(www.maap.edu.ph/paepi2010conference/index.html). PAEPI is a recognized professional association, established in 1989 and officially registered in 2009 with PAEPI SEC 2009-10059 when Dr Angelica M. Baylon was elected PAEPI President. It has nationwide membership consists of responsible officials and extension implementers in varied CHED, HEIs, NGOs, GOs, LGAs and LGUs. PAEPI is engaged in the professional, academic and scholarly activities and projects for the enhancement of competencies of its members for the community (including marginalized sector, the indigenous peoples and ethnic tribes as beneficiaries) that they serve. PAEPI membership consists of individual (more than 2000), institutional (86) and chapter members nationwide. PAEPI has been recognized by its partners namely: Commission On Human Rights (CHR), Philippine Navy (PN), Volunteer Service Organization (VSO Bahaginan), the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), UNESCO, STIE Perbanas to name a few. PAEPI takes care of its members and extension workers in the country through the PAEPI policy advocacy “Magna Carta for Extension Workers “with its 2nd reading at the Congress in 2011.
PAEPI shares similar thrusts and concerns with AUSN.PAEPI shares similar thrusts and concerns with AUSN.
On Indigenous Peoples and Global Studies- PAEPI includes research–based extension programs of varied discipline including but not limited to medical, health, social sciences, values, peace, security and bioethics that are beneficial to the community for empowerment and youth improvement in various different ethnic communities and indigenous people to alleviate ethical challenges of the world thru community participatory– based approach and dissemination of results. These are reflected on the 4 development areas: Socio-welfare; Socio-economic; Environmental and Health and Infrastructure/Technology beneficial to all sectors in the community including m ethnic tribes and indigenous people. The initiatives are documented in the PAEPI Extension Journals and the PAEPI Biennial Publication disseminated annually during PAEPI Conventions and was furnished the AUSN Provost.
On Human Rights Education for all Sectors – PAEPI was instrumental in establishing 26 Center for Human Rights Education Nationwide among its member institutions (colleges and universities including MAAP) which conglomerate into a National Federation of Center for Human Rights Education in the Philippines (NFCHRE).
On Youth Development – on April 26-27, 2011, PAEPI established its Junior Clubs for the Youth and was accredited by UNESCO hosted by MAAP at its campus in Bataan . Dr Darryl Macer, who was then the UNESCO Regional Adviser for Asia (RUSHHAP) served as GOH and with CHR Executive Director Ms. Jeannette Tuason. PAEPI joins AUSN in developing the youth who are sensitive to ethics and social involvement, flexible and appreciative of various cultures and active in documenting their reflections on various programmes initiated by them to be disseminated to youths worldwide.