Another success project of Baliuag University in partnership with Zonta Club of Baliwag was completed last February 2013. An annual outreach program though Computer Literacy Training was held last February 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2013 at ITB 303.
This year’s content topics of the training are (1) Adobe Photoshop CS4 and (2) Power Director. The said project was well participated by the members of Zonta, high school teachers, few students, members of Kapisanan ng mga Dentista ng Bulacan KADEBU, and other walk-in participants.
An opening ceremony was held the morning of February 2, 2013 at ITB 304, which was graced by Mrs. Ma. Lourdes Policarpio, BU- HALINA Program Coordinator, Center for Community Services. She gave her inspiration message and a short background and statement of purpose of the BU-HALINA Program. Ending the ceremony with raffle, where prizes were given by Zonta Club of Baliwag.
Day 1 Training proper started at 12:30 p.m. and was facilitated by Mrs. Jasmiene B. Domingo, Head of the MIS department, where, the participants learned to explore the Photoshop interface, get to know and customize the work area, create, save and modify selection, determine resolution and graphic type, basic photo corrections and image enhancement. This first module of the training was guided also by Mrs. Mary Ann T. Lim by giving a special training and project creation to those participants who didn’t make it on the first day of the training and just came on day 2.
Second module of the training on “Movie Making” using Power Director was facilitated by Ms. Charisse Lynlie C. Paulino, BU Marketing and Admission staff and also a product of BU College of Nursing, and assisted by Mrs. Ana Lizel del Poso on Day 4. This training taught the participants on setting video resolution, importing media files, adding effects, transitions, background images and music to the project and rendering movie.
After the presentation of the project output on the last day of training, a simple graduation ceremony took place. Dean Elizabeth R. Roxas, director of the HALINA Program, delivered her appreciation message and distribute the certificates of appreciation to the facilitators with the assistance of Mrs. Policarpio. Certificates of Completion and Participation were awarded to the participants by Dr. Lorie Cabrera, President of Zonta assisted by Mrs. Policarpio. Simple snacks, picture taking and raffle sponsored by the KADEBU, headed by Dr. Charlie Antonio and Zonta Club of Baliwag ends the 4-day Computer Literacy Program.
Facilitators, committees and all the volunteered students were very happy that they were able to impart the knowledge that they have to the participants, realized and achieved the stated objectives of the activity. As well as the participants who enjoyed while enhancing and showing their creativity in their projects as output during the training. They were so thankful to all the people behind this outreach program. Their satisfaction on the outcome of the program made them ask and request for another outreach like this to happen so they could again participate and be part of a very meaningful and useful program of BU-SITE and Zonta Club of Baliwag.