For preliminary deliberation and in order to gather information about Brgy. Tamayong for possible extension programs and services, the JMC Community Extension Service (CES) personnel led by Dr. Nelia Q. Canada, the school administrator and some faculty and staff met with several local officials last August 19, 2017 in Tamayong, Calinan District, Davao City.
Dr. Canada unlocked the conversation by citing that JMC is strengthening its community extension services and tying them up with this adopted barangay. This time, however, it will be more comprehensive and anchored to the needs of the recipients by involving the Integrated Basic Education and all college programs.
To get the entire view of the community, the barangay officials informed the team that there is a total of 20 Puroks in Brgy. Tamayong. To start with the plan, the Purok leaders and the respondents that would be identified would gather at the Brgy. Hall on Aug. 24, 2017, at 10:00 in the morning. They (respondents) would be asked questions that would help identify the most significant needs of the people in their Purok. Dr. Canada stressed that there should be an equal number of respondents considering that Brgy. Tamayong has diverse ethnic groups.
The school would shoulder the food and fuel expenses that would be incurred in the process. The barangay officials suggested that based on their experience and association with the people, they have pre-identified their needs such as support to the Day Care programs, repainting, and repair of the waiting sheds, programs for drug reformists, livelihood projects, volunteer teachers for computer literacy, and many others where each college program of JMC may fit into. The group ended the meeting with a hearty lunch.