Giving their helping hands to the College and the community through caring for the environment and teaching participants how to maintain their mental health, the Aurora State College of Technology (ASCOT), together with the Alpha Kappa Rho – ASCOT Based Collegiate Chapter, conducted a Clean-Up Drive and Seminar-Workshop on the Conduct of Psychosocial Debriefing with GAD Perspective, December 3.

In cooperation with the College, the said organization initiated the said activity wherein their members collected garbage and wastes, did some trimming on the grasses and tree trunks, and threw them in their respective disposal areas to make the surroundings in the ASCOT’S vicinity more neat and clean. This way, they will contribute to their missions to help care for the environment.

On the other hand, after the clean-up drive, the participants went to the covered court of Sitio Castillo, Brgy. Sabang, Baler, Aurora attended the Seminar-Workshop on the Conduct of Psychosocial Debriefing wherein Mrs. Dolores Salvacion F. Tolentino, one of ASCOT’s registered Guidance Counselors, discussed the said topic.

The said seminar aims to capacitate the participants through a series of orientations and training using the Psychological First Aid and how to offer it during emergencies; identify negative reactions that trigger various biopsychosocial challenges during crises and traumatic events, and spotting the signs and symptoms of the various mental health illnesses especially during this time of the pandemic.

The Alpha Kappa Rho International Fraternity and Sorority is a fraternity established in the Philippines in 1973. The fraternity, comprising men and women from different universities, was originally established to promote loyalty, unity, and pride in the fraternity amongst its members.

Photo Courtesy: ASCOT Based Collegiate Chapter Facebook Page