Thrust, Direction & Agenda

Extension Thrust and Direction

Extension programs articulate the social relevance and conscience of the Isabela State University as a facilitator of countryside development. The extension team thereby anchors its effort on the communities to uplift their living conditions  through the realization of the full potential of every person it works with and in harnessing rural folks capabilities in effectively and efficiently utilizing the gamut of community resources. To be more functional and more relevant, extension services primarily aimed at reaching out to the poorest local government units and rural communities and help them build up their capabilities to become self-reliant and empowered. Moreover, the University is envisioned to develop effective extension modalities and strategies with great focus on social mobilization and development of viable S & T and rural-based enterprises.

The University extension program thrust has been implemented in consonance with DA-AFMA of 1997, CHEDs NHERA, PCARRD’s Technology Management Promotion and Commercialization Enhancement Program and NEDA Regional Extension Agenda. Guided by the abovementioned programs, ISU has pursued three-pronged umbrella programs as follows: a) Adopt A Barangay Volunteerism Program; b) LGU Extension Capability Strengthening Program; and c) Gender and Development.

Extension Agenda

Adopt-A-Barangay Volunteerism Program

    • Barangay Integrated Development Planning (BIDP)
    • Livelihood and Enterprises Development
    • Community Organizing and Mobilization
    • Reproductive Health, Nutrition Education and Sanitation
    • Values Education/Formation
    • Spiritual Development
    • Literacy Training
    • Environmental Management and Sustainability  

Adopt-A-School Program

    • Literacy Training
    • Values Education/Formation
    • Remedial Teaching

LGU Strengthening and Capability Building  

    • Provision of Non-Degree Training 
    • Technical Assistance 
    • Capacity Trainings
    • Production/ Packaging of Information Education and Communication (IEC) Materials
    • Provision of Communication Support Tri-Media Campaign 
    • Conduct Impact Evaluation of Projects

Information Education and Communication (IEC)

    • Packaging/Production of appropriate matured technologies 
    • Translation of technologies into local dialect 
    • School-on- the Air (SOA)

Community Outreach

    • Relief Distribution
    • Masayang Pasko and Gift Giving
    • Medical and Dental Mission and Blood Letting
    • Feeding Program
    • Peace and Security Enhancement

Gender and Development (GAD)

    • Trainings
    • Mainstreaming GAD in extension activities
    • Livelihood Skills Training and Enterprise Development