/ 11 June 2024

THE University of San Carlos has joined forces with the Balay Samaritano sa Sugbo for the interior renovation of the shelter for homeless people in Cebu City.

According to USC, Balay provides temporary shelter, food assistance, medical care, and educational support to children and elderly.

A memorandum of agreement was signed last month to formalize the interior renovation project entitled “Dayon Kamo: A Proposed Interior Renovation for Balay Samaritano in Cebu City supported by Third Place Theory.”

The signing ceremony was led by BS in Interior Design students and hosted by the Dayon Kamo project managers, John Brix Cruza and Jan Marie Trocino.

“[The project] started with the creation of a research-based approach in design of the Balay Samaritano which was initiated by a batch of graduating students of Bachelor of Science in Interior Design last May 2023,” the school said.

“This year, Phase 1 construction includes the renovation of two classrooms and two offices which is made possible through the initiative and team effort of 19 fourth-year students with the guidance of their mentors in the Interior Design Program under the course IN4200 Special Projects,” it added.