EA Philippines' 2022 Midyear Community Survey
EA Philippines would like to get your feedback on how engaged you are in EA, your cause prioritization and career plans, and what activities/projects you'd like to see from us. This will help us better understand our community and focus on doing more of the things that are having an impact.
As our way of thanking you for contributing to our survey, EA PH will be giving out shirts to those who fill up this survey form! The deadline for submission is on July 24, 2022.
Student Leaders Retreat
Last June 17-19, EA PH organized a Student Leaders Retreat at Bakasyunan Resort and Conference Center. It’s the first ever in-person retreat, which gathered 29 of our student leaders and EA PH community builders. The event provided a venue for our three student chapters to form connections, learn about each other’s progress, make plans, and do fun things together, like singing karaoke and playing games!
What do the student chapters say about the Student Leaders Retreat?
EA UP Diliman
The EA PH Student Leaders Retreat has opened up refreshing discussions for EA UPD’s outgoing and incoming Executive Board and Core Team Heads (EB + CTH).
Some of the learning didn’t come from the scheduled programs. Instead, EA UPD members found insights from intimate discussions with their EA PH mentors and 1-on-1s with their new connections from other student chapters. After opening the discussion on how EA UPD can engage with the leftist movement during the EA PH Fireside Chat, Tanya Quijano approached the members to talk about their role as an organization–to influence the influencers. This has helped EA UPD members realize what their place is as an organization. From this discussion, the incoming EB + CTH plans to explore relevant group discussions that revolve around effective courses of action to be taken in the local context.
Members have also shared that Brian Tan’s talk on community building has changed their perspective on how they wish to engage with their alumni. From this talk, they are looking to engage with their alumni almost the same as their members, because learning about effective altruism shouldn’t stop after graduation, and the long-term impact of the organization is of utmost importance.
The retreat has given a sneak peek of what’s to come for EA UPD. We can’t wait to see what’s in store!
The Student Leaders Retreat was indeed a learning experience for the members of EA Blue. Some members personally got to learn more about themselves and their capabilities, the work behind the different university groups, and the thought process of the professionals themselves. It's also heartwarming to finally see people behind the screens after almost two years of online interaction. One of their biggest takeaways in this retreat is that they all find their ways to define what social impact means in their own lives, and it is their hope that they may continue to be open to new possibilities and to where these possibilities take them.
As for plans in EA Blue, it’ll definitely be a new challenge as they figure out how to transition to a hybrid setup for the upcoming academic year. The Retreat showed how valuable physical interactions are and hopefully, they get to have more of those. They also hope to create a self-starter culture in EA Blue where their members see their potential and use their agency in creating a path of positive social impact.