- by Aries Roda D. Romallosa, Hope G. Patricio and Margen A. Java (completed June 2016)
This study evaluated the impact of Central Philippine University (CPU) outreach interventions and activities for Brgy. Ilongbukid and adjacent communities in San Rafael, Iloilo based on recently obtained cross-sectional data vis-a-vis the 2006 and 2012 baseline results. The “post-test” or the “one shot” survey design and focus group discussion with toy stakeholders were done to measure the qualitative and quantitative changes brought about by outreach implementation. Results showed that the awareness level on the CPU outreach activities was high but availment of the services among the respondents was low (18.0) since only households with children enrolled at Ilongbukid National High School were reportedly prioritized. Those who benefited front the outreach activities claimed definite satisfaction or satisfaction. Most of the respondents (90.6%) considered the outreach activities to be important. The great majority of the respondents (94.0%) believed that the CPU outreach activities had positive impact in their barangays. Specifically, the residual earnings from the swine chain dispersal project helped finance the children’s education, contributed to house improvement, provided basic needs, and increased household income. It is, therefore, recommended that the outreach activities should be extended to other barangay residents for inclusive growth.