The Kabataang Pangarap Ni Rizal (Kapariz), a central student organization of the Catanduanes State Colleges joined the coastal clean up drive in observance of the International Coastal Clean Up Day on September 18, along the shorelines of Concepcion, Salvacion and San Vicente, Virac and in Cabugao and Batalay in Bato.
The organization also spearheaded a tree planting drive along the stretch of national roads in Valencia, Bigaa, Sto. Domingo and Palta Small, Virac on September 11.
CSC NSTP students, the Biological Science Society officers and members, and MAT Biology and Physics students of the CSC Graduate School also took part in the activity.
According to Mr. Rey T. Soneja, adviser of Kapariz, their participation to the activity is in response to the invitation of the DENR Provincial Office. He said this is also in line with their association’s advocacy on environmental conservation and awareness.
Kapariz earlier led a group of more than 350 CSC students taking up Rizal Course in the simultaneous planting of Acacia (Rain Tree) seedlings along the national roads in the barangays of Valencia, Bigaa, and Sto. Domingo and Palta Small, Virac on September 11, 2010.
Volunteer students at CSC who are enrolled in several Social Science subjects such as Environmental Economics, History, Philippine Government and Constitution and General Psychology also participated in the activity.
The tree planting drive started at 7:30 A.M. through a walkathon from the CSC main campus to the designated areas along the almost five-kilometer stretch of the national road to barangay Palta Small.
The DENR-PENRO-CENRO provided 2,000 pieces of Acacia seedlings to the CSC for the activity.
The tree planting is among the lined-up projects of the organization this first semester to instill environmental conservation and awareness among its members.
Soneja said a culminating activity for this semester is also set on September 29, 2010. With the theme, "Rizalismo sa Ika-21 Dantaon," KAPARIZ members will present cultural shows and academic contest at the CSC Gymnasium.
All CSC students enrolled in Rizal Course are members of the Kapariz CSC Chapter.
Kabataang Pangarap ni Rizal is a recognized socio-civic organization which advocates the ideals and teachings of the national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal. (CSC)
By Gerry Rubio
Source: CSC Public Relations and Information Services