Cebu Technology University Argao Campus (CTU Hablon) (PHL-76)

Type: Art/Culture - Country: Philippines

Brief description and main aims

Cebu Technological University (CTU) is a government run educational institution located in Cebu, Philippines. CTU is home to over 40,000 Filipino Students from mostly low income families across the province of Cebu.

It has one main campus in Cebu city, eight satellite campuses in the Municipalities of Argao, Barili, Carmen, Daanbantayan, Danao, Moalboal, San Francisco and Tuburan and Twelve extension campuses in Bantayan Island, San Remigio, Tabogon, Pinamungahan, Bitoon-barili, Bonbon Cebu City, San Fernando, Naga, Dumanhug, Malabuyoc, Samboan and Oslob.

The CTU-Argao Campus, through its Extension Service department, has been actively involved on the industry of Hablon production specifically on research, product development, community organizing and livelihood initiative.

The Hablon industry in Argao, Cebu has been intricately woven in history, making it a part of its people’s culture and identity. That’s why the school is making an aggressive move in building collaboration with like-minded institutions to help revive the interest of the local people in the production of the fabric, create a market demand to provide financial stability and most of all retain the traditional and cultural identity of its local people.

Main Activities

The project's main activities are:

  • To appreciate, learn and replicate knowledge, attitude and skills
  • To actively get involved in the product development
  • To share new ideas and innovations to further develop the Hablon Project.
  • To support its community/ research extension services.

Volunteer tasks

The volunteer is expected to:

  • Appreciate and understand the culture and traditions of Hablon industry and local life
  • Get familiar with the production and marketing of the local fabric industry and other related cottage industry
  • Be willing to learn weaving
  • Share/suggest ideas and innovations for further product development of local cottage industry
  • Co-facilitate and organize capacity building training to the local youth about local cottage industry, intercultural learning and other product related development
  • Review and give feedback for product or program development
  • Meet and interact with local community like students and staff of CTU-Argao, local government and other local communities.
  • Assist in the promotion and marketing

Volunteer requirements / Skills

The volunteer's requirements include being:

  • Flexible, open-minded and able to adopt the local situation
  • Highly intrested on reaserch, product development, community organizing and livelihood initiatives.
  • Willing to take risks by implementing innovative ideas
  • Excellent at giving presentation and have great communication skills
  • Able to lead internal and external teams
  • Innovative, industrious, adventurous, sociable creative and fun loving
  • Independent and require little supervision


Argao campus Ed Kintanar St., Lamacan, Argao, Cebu Philippines

The Municipality of Argao is located in the southeast of the province of Cebu. It is known for its scenic natural white sandy beaches, nature parks and preserved heritage sites. Also, it is considered a primary center of commerce and culture in the south.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

The volunteer will either live at the host project (expect to have a shared room with other foreign volunteer or staff ) or with a host family (expect to have a shared room with siblings or another member of the family.)

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