Topping MDC’s list of commitments is her priority in educating the economically-disadvantaged youths. Her vision of helping the students coupled with utmost generosity made several thousand students’ dreams come true.

Moreover, as manifestation of MDC’s advocacy of Service thru Charity, the college never ceases to find ways to reach out to the people of Bohol in general, and to the residents of Tubigon in particular. Through her Community Extension Services (CES), the college initiated numerous programs to address the needs of the community. To augment the livelihood of the residents in neighboring barangays, MDC launched organic farming seminars, goat-raising program, and the soon-to-be-realized farm irrigation project.

To ensure that the community gets the best service, MDC appointed Mr. Pedro Aplacador, Jr., one of the MDC faculty members, as CES coordinator.

MDC strengthens her College of Education with the opening of the MDC Pre-Elementary and Elementary Departments. With seasoned administrators and Montessori-trained teachers, MDC provides closely-monitored quality education for the young.

Community Outreach

Though aware its very limited resources, Mater Dei College has been finding ways to concretize its Vision, Mission, and Goals (VMG). In response to the invitations from neighboring barangays who seek for assistance in whatever forms, the school has formally launched its Community Extension Services (CES). The farmers of Macaas received the first assistance of this outreach program through MDC by tapping an international agriculturist in the person of Jean Darunday who shared to the farmers how to improve farming by means of embracing an alternative farming known as organic farming.

After a thorough assessment with these farmers, it was found out that they also need a pump to water their rice fields, so the school facilitated the process of looking for a source to finance the said pump until Mrs. Halweena Coffin, a benefactor of some students of Mater Dei, promised to donate an amount for the farming equipment.

For a sustaining project, Mater Dei College launched its livelihood program in the form of goat raising which started last June 2005. There were 12 goats distributed to the 11 members of the farmers and at present the goats are raised into 17 and again distributed to other members.