This October, CATALYST of UA&P, the Outreach, Advocacy, and Leadership Organization of the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) will launch “CATALYST Advocacy Series: Creating Change From Home”.
The COVID-19 pandemic poses a threat not only to the health of individuals but to their mental and economic conditions as well. As such, with social media being a powerful mode of sharing ideas and advocacies, CATALYST of UA&P aims to raise active awareness regarding social issues, spread positivity for the benefit of the students’ mental health, and promote leadership amidst today’s trying times among the student body of UA&P, even within the confines of their homes.
The month-long project will be divided into 3 events. The first event will be held from October 11, 2020, to October 17, 2020, entitled “No Poverty – Lifting Up the Poverty-Stricken: How can we Help?”. This advocacy aims to raise awareness among the student body with regards to social issues in the community. The second event will be from October 18, 2020 until October 24, 2020, entitled “Mental Health: Embracing Silence”. The event aims to raise awareness on mental health and its importance. Moreover, provide methods and tips to deal with the stress and impact brought about by the pandemic with the help of mental health experts. For the final event, “Leadership Amid the Pandemic: How Do YOUth Do It?” will be from October 25, 2020 until October 31, 2020. This advocacy aims to inspire the youth to become leaders in their own way despite the restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is important to note that CATALYST will collaborate with and promote non-profit organizations related to each of the advocacies. In addition, there will be a fundraiser dedicated to aiding Step Up PH, and Project LNT and a collaboration with REVERB Music Productions. In an effort to raise funds for donations, the audience could donate through the specified channel/s (i.e. PayMaya, GCash, BDO, etc.) of CATALYST from October 11 – 31, 2020.
We are all going through these difficult times but we can lift each other, support one another, and get through this together. The path may be dark and uncertain but we will eventually see the light at the end of the tunnel.