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August 2013 FOR: PRESIDENT, OFFICERS AND MEMBERS STUDENT COUNCIL / GOVERNMENT / FEDERATIONS STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS / POLITICAL PARTIES

STUDENT PUBLICATIONS Dear fellow youth leaders: Greetings of solidarity! We are writing on behalf of the whole membership of the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP), the national student center for the advancement of student rights and welfare. It is the oldest, broadest and widest alliance of student councils nationwide with over 650 member-student councils. NUSP has been consistent in providing principled leadership and skills training to youth and student leaders. We are very happy to invite you as participant/s in our annual NUSP NCR STUDENT LEADERS CONGRESS on August 24, 2013, 8am to 6pm at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City . NCR Student Leaders Congress 2013 is a regional student leaders general assembly that aims to gather incumbent and/or newly elected student councils, government and federation, geared towards the promotion of and mobilization for advocacies that concern our leadership and constituency. We hope that you can partake in this years congress. Attached herewith are our concept paper and program for your perusal. Kindly let us know if you need further information. Registration fee per participant is pegged at P200 (two hundred pesos) inclusive of kits and meals.

For queries, you may contact us at 0935-486-9915 or 0916-197-3565. You may also email us at nusp_national@yahoo.com.
We are looking forward to having you as participant/s in our regional congress this year. Thank you very much! In the service of the students and the Filipino people, MS. SHERYL ALAPAD Secretary General National Union of Students of the Philippines

NCR STUDENT LEADERS CONGRESS 2013 Unity. Service. Action


NCR Student Leaders congress 2013 is a regional student leaders general assembly that aims to gather incumbent and/or newly elected student councils, government and federation that is geared towards the promotion of and mobilization for advocacies that concern our leadership and constituency. This project aims to build unity among student representatives in higher educational institutions in the National Capital Region, to uphold student rights and welfare, and to promote genuine reforms and changes in the country. BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND PROJECT RATIONALE 1. Project context The Filipino youth and students have always played a crucial role in the Filipino peoples struggle for genuine social change. They are in the forefront, whenever the national and social crisis become intolerably acute. They are the spearhead and cutting edge of the broad masses of the people. Historical records show that young men and women in their late teens, twenties and thirties predominate in the leadership and membership of the patriotic forces and organizations that lead tactical reforms to address the needs the youth, students and the country as a whole. In more than 2,000 higher educational institutions in the country composed of private, state-run and local universities, 287 of these are actually the countrys prime universities which are located in the National Capital Region. Thus, it is noted that the region is the countrys base for higher education. The student councils have reached great influence in committed leadership to the Filipino people and thus inspire students and advocates to be enthusiastic in learning to lead and serve. Objectives 1. UNITY Gather and unite NCR student leaders to promote progressive leadership among student councils. Tackle students and peoples concerns, issues, problems and proposed solutions. 2. SERVICE Unleash individual potentials; promote holistic development within the institution and leadership skills acquisition. Generate projects that will extend service to the community. 3. ACTION Communicate and coordinate with different sectors in the community in our struggle for genuine social change.

Program NCR STUDENT LEADERS CONGRESS 2013 Unity. Service. Action 24 August 2013 Registration.................................................................................................08:00am Welcome Remarks......................................................................................08:20am Discussion: NUSP Orientation...................................................................08:30am Speaker: National Union of Students of the Philippines Students in Good Governance....................................................................09:00am Speaker: National Youth Commission Open Forum................................................................................................09:30am State of the Philippine Education System...................................................10:00am Speaker: Prof. Sarah Raymundo, University of the Philippines Open Forum.................................................................................................11:00am Cultural Performance..................................................................................11:30am Lunch Break................................................................................................11:45am On Genuine Leadership .............................................................................12:30pm - Partners in Senate - Atty. James Mark Terry Ridon National President, KABATAAN PL Open Forum................................................................................................01:30pm Classroom Discussions and Workshops Topics: .......................................................................................................02:00pm - Social Media for Social Good - Advocacy Planning - Media for Advocacy - Basic Theatre Arts Workshop - Technical Writing for Grants Sharing of Learnings...................................................................................03:00pm NUSP NCR Election...................................................................................03:30pm Planning of Activities.................................................................................04:15pm Closing Remarks........................................................................................05:45pm Dinner and Socials......................................................................................06:00pm