The University has launched its school community pantry called the UDM C.A.R.E.S. last October 14. The UDM C.A.R.E.S. stands for Crisis, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security catering “Malasakit sa Kapwa” participated by both its students and faculty. It was initiated by the UDM Community Extension, tied up with the NSTP which aims to aid students in their basic needs. The academic divisions in UDM take turns in its operations on a rotating schedule once a week.
“This is UDM’s initiative to prevent hypoglycemia and ensure that its students are not just provided with quality education but also with utmost care. We prioritize those who are less fortunate yet still come to school to attain the education that they need,” shared Dr. Ronald A. Herrera, Vice President for Academic Affairs.
The UDM C.A.R.E.S. is one among the Community Extension programs being conducted by the University. The Merlions (UDM students) are trained to become not just academically competent but also community-oriented citizens and develop a sense of gratitude by “giving back” to their home, the City of Manila.
The University actively looks out for opportunities to help eliminate hunger and lack of education in the local sector by allowing its campus to be an avenue for primary support and assistance to its students.