/ 14 October 2022

THE PHILIPPINE Red Cross continues to partner with higher education institutions to help them fulfill their mandate for the National Service Training Program law.

Under the partnership, the PRC trains students on first aid and disaster preparedness.

“Ang Philippine Red Cross ay may partnership sa CHED [Commission on Higher Education], kung saan kami ang nagbibigay ng training sa mga kabataan sa first aid, disaster preparedness, at iba pang lifesaving skills,” PRV Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Gordon said.

NSTP is a requirement for graduation for students of bachelor degree courses and two-year technical-vocational courses as prescribed by the NSTP law or Republic Act 9163.

The law aims to motivate, train, organize and mobilize the youth in military training, improvement of literacy and numeracy, civic welfare and other similar endeavors in the service of the nation.

In 2018, CHED and PRC entered into an agreement where CHED encouraged all HEIs to establish a Red Cross Youth organization to promote volunteerism and youth participation in nation building.