Volunteers Integration Program (VIP)
The Volunteers Integration Program (VIP) is a summer practical learning and exposure program of the Center for People Empowerment in Governance or CenPEG on governance work and people empowerment at the grassroots level.
It is open to students and other interested groups like professionals and government local leaders who wish to contribute their time for and learn the experience of governance from policy study, program setting, direct engagement and public administration from the barangay to the national level.
It coordinates and designs its projects and activities with the participants from schools, institutions and other organizations with their counterpart programs based on common needs and goals.
What is the general objective?
To raise the participants’ level of awareness and involvement in governance matters, especially with concerns relating to empowering people at the grassroots through research, policy study, advocacy, legislative and other interventions.
What are the desired results and outputs?
Young and involved citizens who become exposed to actual conditions of governance work and trained in basic leadership skills.
Popular media production of studies and research on issues of governance which can be translated to learning modules for people empowerment.
What is the general methodology in the program?