Poverty Alleviation Initiatives of the Universidad de Sta. Isabel

The Universidad de Santa Isabel (USI), the only Vincentian University managed by the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul, was founded on 12 April 1868, by the most Reverend Bishop Francisco C. Gainza, O.P., in the city of Naga of the Archdiocese of Caceres, the Philippines. This century-old institution has preserved its distinct Vincentian and Marian character while remaining a quality center of learning in the region.

Anticipating its 150th year of educational service to the nation and to the world, Santa Isabel remains steadfast in its vision-mission which is engraved in the hearts of its academic community: "USI is an audacious Christ-centered educational and healthcare institution committed to empowering communities of learners into inner-directed Vincentian leaders, compassionate healers who are advocates of persons in poverty situations and of God's Creation." Thus, USI envisions itself as becoming a lead Catholic University in the Region, forming Filipino Christian laity, who can dynamically respond to the calls of the Church and the changing environment, while making quality education relevant and accessible to more deserving and qualified but disadvantaged students.

The administration believes that service to the less privileged will keep its mission burning. USI has indeed broken new ground through various initiatives meant to concretize its mission of becoming a university for the poor, an institution for social transformation. These initiatives, however modest and small, are seeds of hope which, when properly nurtured, will yield large Vincentian harvests.



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