The Program on Advocacy and Development concentrates on bringing into the University’s awareness certain socio-political issues and concerns in today’s society from the local to the international level that would most immediately affect the Ateneo community. The Program’s main thrust is the cultivation of a culture of involvement in the University.
It shall also be within the Program’s area of responsibility to tackle issues relating to Human Rights, specifically gender and children’s rights.
The Program will use multi-media advocacy, and Education and Formation activities to raise the awareness and excite the community’s consciousness into involvement in discernment of resolutions and pro-active as well as reactive measures to counter the issues. These activities will be streamlined into the different units and departments in the University for better Involvement. Lastly, the Program shall provide opportunities for involvement in initiating and supporting efforts at addressing socio-political concerns, and human rights issues.
The Program shall also be the coordination point of the Program on Environment and Volunteer Program. As such, it is tasked to supervise the conduct of projects and activities of both Programs, and serve as the link of the two programs to offices and institutions, whether in the University or outside who may serve as partners, collaborators, and funders.