UP Cebu is wealthy with stories of compassion, not just within the campus, but this richness of empathy and kindness flows to the community.
Since Palma Hall does not have an elevator, I was particularly touched by the act of kindness and compassion of a group of security and custodial personnel who assisted a wheelchair-bound student, who suffers from muscle atrophy, by carrying him to his third-floor class in Palma Hall and carrying him back down to the ground floor after his class.
My most memorable story of compassion and kindness is how UP Cebu students and also the faculty help those who are in need. Some faculty of UP Cebu offer scholarships and assistance to financially challenged students anonymously—showing that they do not seek recognition but really are there to help.
As an academic institution, UP’s main role is providing quality education that will enable students to apply their learning from the university to cope with life’s challenges, to better not only their lives but also to contribute to the development of others.