SG President Attends ACUCA Student Camp in Taiwan

SG President Attends ACUCA Student Camp in Taiwan

Student Government president Hanz Denzil Villahermosa was the only student from outside Manila that participated in the 2014 Association of Christian Universities and Colleges in Asia (ACUCA) Student Camp hosted August 11 to 15 by Fu Jen Catholic University in New Taipei City, Taiwan.

Villahermosa, who is a senior student at the College of Education, was among a hundred student leaders who represented their respective universities from eight Asian countries.  He was one of only seven from the Philippines.


(Silliman University Student Government president Hanz Denzil Villahermosa, fourth from left, poses with fellow delegates from the Philippines. He was the only student leader from outside Manila.)

The Camp observed the theme “Values Education: Re-discovering our Values to Foster a Better You and Build a Better World.” It gave the students an opportunity to examine and discuss among themselves how their own countries implement and promote values education in the classroom. It also fostered in its many activities the concepts of religious freedom and intercultural peace-building.

ACUCA is an organization of Christian universities and colleges in Asia dedicated to Christian witness and service in the field of education. It consists of fifty-seven member institutions: three in Hong Kong, two in India, twelve in Indonesia, ten in Japan, nine in Korea, nine in the Philippines, eight in Taiwan, and four in Thailand. Silliman is one of the founding members of ACUCA.