December 5, 2023

National Service Training Program (NSTP) students in the city have been contributing to the city’s beautification.
Nursing students of Easter College Inc. recently turned a previous composting pit at Pinsao Pilot Project into a park they now call “Connecting Space.”
Joshua Medina, one of the students of Department of Nursing 2B, said after pondering on an activity that will be beneficial to the residents for their NSTP 2 subject, they came up with an idea that is beneficial to everyone.
“The area served as a compost pit site of Barangay Pinsao Pilot Project for a long period of time. As expected, piles of non-biodegradable wastes and plants were deeply planted under the soil. During the implementation, issues and problems arose hence making us rethink if our decision was right. However, with a little push and encouragement from the group and with the help of the barangay captain, the project still continued and thankfully, it was a success,” Medina said.
Connecting Space is now open to the public.
“It is a great place to hang out, promote connection between ages, genders and race to have a bond to provide a new rest area and green space to enjoy the view of the city as well as the sunrise and sunset,” Medina said.
Over at T. Alonzo, another group of 15 students also helped beautify the barangay park for their NSTP subject.
Student Aubrey Tuvera said part of their objective was to install solar-powered flower lights to cheer up the garden at night.
“It was not enough but we installed what our meager budget afforded. We also cleaned the garden. We wanted it to have a likeness with the Apayao park that became a tourist attraction because of those solar powered lights and the barangay allowed us to test our idea. We also planted natural flowers,” Tuvera said, adding they did the project in only two weeks. – Aileen P. Refuerzo