In an effort to reach out with their fellow students from UP Visayas Tacloban College, the UP Diliman Department of Psychology (UPDDP) students spearheaded the “Para sa kinaBOOKasan: A Book Drive for UPVTC” last March 2014. The project aims to provide UPVTC students with needed textbooks and to restock library shelves of UPVTC.
Under the guidance of UPDDP faculty members Ms. Christie Sio and Prof. Diwa Malaya Quiñones, students from different organizations, namely UP Psychology Society (UP PsychSoc), UP Bukluran ng Sikolohiyang Pilipino (UP Buklod-Isip), and UP Psychological Understanding for Growth and Distinction Society(UP PUGAD Sayk), have successfully handed over resource materials to UPV Tacloban. A total of 764 textbooks, journals, magazines, readings/compilations/modules, non-academic tomes, fictional works, etc. (out of the 764 reading articles collected, 146 were brand new textbooks donated by Cengage Learning.). Also, through a separate fund-raising project organized by the UPDDP Psychedelics Core Group and the Psychology Euphoria Team 2014, the students were also able to donate an LCD Projector set (projector and stand), and a printer.
Student volunteers Pam Carrera, Kyle Lim, Mayumi Matsumura, and Sam Benavidez lead the students’ core group in facilitating the project. The project will not be successful if not through the support of Dr. Carmen Jimenez, UPDDP Chairperson, and Cengage Learning for donating 4 boxes of brand new textbooks to UPV Tacloban students.