The UA Community welcomes the 4th Batch of KNU student-volunteers under the Winter Student’s Overseas Volunteer Program.

Maintaining its strong partnership with Kyungpook National University, the University of Antique officially welcomed the participants of the 2016 Winter Student’s Overseas Volunteer Program on January 5 at the New AVR. The delegation includes 18 students and two professors who intend to do volunteer work in UA and Guintas Elementary School. This year is the fourth batch of KNU student volunteers and professors to offer volunteer services to UA in accordance to the 5-year Memorandum of Agreement between the two universities. In his welcome message, University President Dr. Victor E. Navarra said that it is our natural hospitality that keeps Korean volunteers coming back to UA. “We have received so many services and gifts from KNU that hopefully, next year, we will be able to send our students to do volunteer work in Korea as well” said Dr. Navarra.

Furthermore, Dr. Kim Jeong Hong, head of the KNU delegation, also acknowledged a good partnership with UA as well as presented donations to be given to UA as part of their Educational Volunteer Service. Items in the donation include a set of PC and monitor, 20 multi sockets, an electric bulb and 20 electric parts, 50 t-shirts, and 80 teaching materials. The program was further graced with a cavalcade of dances and songs from the UA Dance Ensemble and UA Chorale respectively. Director for External Affairs and International Programs, Prof. Marilu B. Baculna reiterated that the activity is an exchange of culture and strengthening friendship. “The volunteers are here so that they may learn our culture and we learn theirs. Our investment in hosting the KNU Volunteer Program goes beyond our monetary and material gains from the said activity. It is sharing that will eventually lead us to be a global university” Dir. Baculna added.