THE RISE OF DSSC AMID THE PANDEMIC
CoronaVirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) affected millions of lives particularly those who are in the academe since it challenges health security, disruption of classes occurs, no graduation at all, economy starts to go low, and people live in a life of uncertainty. Will the youngest state college continue its service and bear with these changes?
COVID-19 pandemic has brought many drastic changes in today’s generation yet it never stops Davao del Sur State College (DSSC) to continue its unwavering service. Instead, it turns the current situation into an opportunity to showcase that DSSC might have been the youngest converted state college in the Philippines but it can lead amid the pandemic.
DSSC has always been active in informing its community, thus the launch of a Digital Info Campaign led by the first President of Davao del Sur State College, Dr. Augie E. Fuentes, to raise awareness in the community regarding how to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus by posting relevant and meaningful Infographics. The college also utilizes the social media platform to advocate productivity in these trying times through gardening with the support of NSTP-enrolled students.
Despite the limited resources, the DSSC’s efforts were commendable in supporting the front liners in Digos City by giving them packed meals and snacks and were able to provide hundreds of face masks and face shields to the front liners in the province.
The college never fails to show care for its students, hence, the Student Repatriation program came to its existence to help several DSSC students stranded in nearby dormitories and boarding houses return to their respective homes safely.
As the youngest state college, wherein the skeletal workforce is not yet established and scarcity of resources is one of the problems, DSSC remains steadfast in delivering services to the community. With the support of the administration, faculty and staff, students, and community, DSSC continues to rise and to lead the campaign to triumph the COVID-19 pandemic.