The Mindanao Interfaith Services Foundation, Inc. (MISFI) again hosted two (2) students from Mindanao State University-Main Campus and two (2) students from University of Southeastern Philippines (USEP) starting last April 12, 2011. This is the third year where students from Marawi City-based MSU and Davao City-based USEP participated in the internship program of MISFI.
The internship program was formally launched three years ago by MISFI in partnership with the Communication and Media Studies Department of MSU and the College of Governance, Business and Economics of USEP.
The two incoming 4th year MSU students are currently taking up Communications Studies-major in Development Communication. They are Ms. Donna Faith Reyes and Ms. Josie Mae Omongos while the two incoming 4th year USEP students are currently taking up Community Development. They are Ms. Jean Batausa and Ms. Leah Cynthia Santander.
For their 45-day internship, the four MSU and USEP students travelled to different MISFI project areas and immersed with the people of the communities, mostly of Indigenous and Moro culture. The areas visited are Barangay Camansa, Sitio Lunono and Sitio Tinago in Davao del Norte, Sitio Butay, Sitio Labo, Sitio Mangani and Sitio Mirol-o in Paquibato District, Davao City, Sitio Dungguan, Sitio Pega and Sitio Sinawilan in Carmen, North Cotabato, Barangay Nabundas in Maguindanao, Sitio Mantapay, Binondo, Bagangga, Davao Oriental, Sitio Laburon, Matupe, San Fernando, Bukidnon and Sitio Muling in Kapalong, Davao del Norte
MSU students Josie Mae Omongos and Donna Faith Reyes with MISFI Executive Director Dadai Sanchez, MISFI Community Education Coordinator Intang Arances-Cabugon and MISFI Community Education Officer Lagring Maglungsod during the moving-up and recognition Exercises of Grade 1 and Pre-school students of Sitio Muling, Barangay Gupitan, Kapalong, Davao del Norte last April 26, 2011.
USEP students Jean Batausa and Leah Cynthia Santander assisted in the relief distribution in Sitio Muling, Barangay Gupitan, Kapalong, Davao del Norte last April 27, 2011.