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For organizations with "Pending status" and with Personal appearance (PA) deficiency for University registration, use this link to schedule your PA:

 
May 31, 2017 - deadline for the submission of hard copies of proposals for events / projects scheduled from August to October 2017
Please be informed of the accredited LTS and GST events for org registration AY 2017-2018:

Call for Proposals Habitat for Humanity Young Leaders Build Advocacy Grants Be a leader in one of the largest regional volunteering campaigns and raise awareness about the power of youth in advocating for decent housing for all! The Habitat for Humanity Young Leaders Build 2018 campaign brings together young people from across the Asia-Pacific region to support families in need of decent housing. Young people volunteer, fundraise and speak out for the need for decent and affordable housing as a way out of poverty and toward self-reliance. As part of the 2018 campaign, Habitat for Humanity is inviting eligible youth organizations and individuals to apply for grants in amount of US$ 500-1,000 as financial support towards advocacy activities. Campaign objectives
  • Incentivize young people to undertake policy oriented advocacy activities during the HYLB campaign period (December 2017 to April 2018).
  • Encourage and support youth to raise their voices on public policy issues on land and housing.
  • Use the opportunity for young people to make policy asks in creative and innovative ways, using various tactics.
Who can apply for a grant? Youth organizations, groups and individuals in Asia-Pacific (where Habitat for Humanity has offices) are eligible to receive grants. Habitat for Humanity’s national organizations can also encourage and facilitate the participation of potential applicants. Advocacy thematic areas The grants will support advocacy activities that aim to impact policies by influencing decision makers, or change practice or systems in the following thematic areas:
  • Housing – Should decent and affordable housing be at the center of cities’ growth and development plans? Are there laws at the local or national level that guarantee everyone’s right to decent housing?
  • Disaster resilience ─ Are existing laws and regulations providing efficient and effective support to people affected by disasters? How can governments consistently provide resources so communities and families are empowered to reduce their disaster exposure and vulnerabilities?
  • Gender and property rights ─ How can law, policies or norms make it possible for both men and women to equally own land or other property?
  • Slum upgrading ─ Can communities dialogue with local authorities to get the assurance that people living in slums can have tenure security? What resources can be made available to slum dwellers so they can upgrade their urban residences and communities?
  • Security of tenure ─ What can policymakers do to ensure that everyone has access to land for shelter without fear of eviction?
Grant amount Individuals and/or organizations can submit proposals for funding in amount of US$500 –US$ 1,000. Each applicant may present more than one application for consideration. How to apply? 1. Interested applicants must completely fill out the application form for HYLB advocacy grants with details of proposed project/activity. The application form can be downloaded from the HYLB Facebook page bit.ly/HabitatYLB. 2. Submit the complete application form to ap_info@habitat.org. When sending the application email, please indicate on the Subject field: “Advocacy Grant – [project name]”to facilitate monitoring and receipt of application. 3. A Habitat for Humanity representative in your country might contact you/your organization if further clarification on any part of the proposal. Details of where Habitat for Humanity operates in Asia-Pacific can be found at habitat.org/where-webuild/ asia-pacific. 4. Applications will be received and accepted on a rolling basis until funds are expended. The deadline for receiving the first batch of applications is 31 January 2018. 5. The final decisions on the grants will be made by a review committee at Habitat for Humanity’s Asia-Pacific Area Office. 6. Successful applicants will be notified through the Habitat for Humanity office in their country. Awardees are expected to complete their activities within the HYLB campaign period (by 30 April 2018). However, should there be justification to go beyond this period, activities may be extended. Upon completion of their advocacy activities, grant recipients will have to submit a post-activity report, whose template will be provided by Habitat for Humanity. Apply now! For any questions or clarifications, please contact ap_info@habitat.org.

17 November 2017 MEMORANDUM NO. JFA 2017-132 FOR: Students/Student Organizations FROM: Prof. Jerwin F. Agpaoa Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs SUBJECT: UPD Students Entrepreneurship Fair on 21-24 November 2017 The UP Student Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SCIE) together with University Student Council (USC) and UP Advertising Core (AdCore) would like to invite you to join this year's Entrepreneurial Fair as part of the year-long University Job Fair. The Entrepreneurship Fair will be on November 21-24 at the AS Parking Lot. Booths will be free of charge for all student entrepreneurs. Inspire your fellow students to start their own business by joining the said event. Showcase your business and get the opportunity to sell your products. Interested students may sign up now at tinyurl.com/StudentEntrepSU. For questions or clarifications, you may contact Ms. Shaina Jo Abella at 09778720619 or email her at updujfprograms@gmail.com.
The University of the Philippines, in partnership with the RSA Una Group, will be holding the AXN University Challenge on Friday, 29 September 2017 from 8:00AM to 4:00 PM at the UP Sunken Garden. This event aims to introduce a newly-established international Olympic sport (Obstacle Sports Course) to college students and promote a healthy and active lifestyle to the Filipino Youth. The Obstacle Sports Course is a series of timed obstacle course challenges that put the challenger’s strength, agility, speed, courage and teamwork to the test. The said challenge will be divided into two categories: Solo and Team. REGISTRATION IS FREE. Team should be a mix of either 1 male and 2 females OR 2 males and 1 female. Team participants can also register under the solo category. Walk in participants will be accommodated on 29 September 2017, provided that there are new slots available. In this competition, there will be three (3) sets of winners, one for the team challenge and 2 for the solo challenges, male and female categories. The winners shall receive the following prizes: First Place: Php 10,000 CASH + MEDAL (3 for team challenge winners) + LOOT BAG 2nd Place: Php 5,000 CASH + LOOT BAG 3rd Place: Php 2,500 CASH + LOOT BAG Pre-registration is required for participants to confirm attendance in the aforementioned activity. To pre- register, kindly visit the AXN booths along the AS walk. Students are required to show their UP I.D when they pre- register. T-shirts will be given to the first 300 participants (combined Team and Solo participants) on the day of the event.
Photo Contest of the Silk-road Universities Network 2017

This competition is open to all students of SUN-member universities with a maximum of five (5) photos per applicant. The deadline for applications is on 31 August 2017, Thursday, wherein the recipient of the Grand Prize will be invited to the award ceremony which will be held at Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. There will be full payment of the expenses by the SUN. You may visit http://www.sun-silkroadia.org/eng/view/main.php for further information regarding this event.

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