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COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY
BOARD OF CONSULTANTS
Dr. Eduardo S. Canlas, SEARSOLIN Staff
Asst. Director SEARSOLIN
Mr. Lim Yeong Chul, SEARSOLIN Alumni
Canaan Farmers' School, South Korea
Mr. Gershon Fradkin
Director, Foreign Training Department
Extension Service, Ministry of Agriculture
Dr. Antonio L. Ledesma
Director, Center for the Development of Human
Resources of Rural Asia
Mr. Anselmo B. Mercado, SEARSOLIN Staff
Director, Xavier University Extension Service
Dr. Lourdes Quisumbing, SEARSOLIN Faculty
President, Maryknoll College, Philippines
Dr. Matthew Wang, SEARSOLIN Alumni
Director, Populorum Progressio Institute, Taiwan
Mr. Amporn Wathanavongs, SEARSOLIN Alumni
Christian Children's Fund, Thailand
SEARSOLIN ITS OBJECTIVES
The avowed intention of SEARSOLIN is to deepen the
dedication of Rural Leaders and sharpen their skills in assisting their
Rural peoples to achieve a more rewarding and responsible human
The technology basic to improving production the initial key to
fuller human growth is at hand. But, without genuine Leaders, who
have won the minds and hearts of the people, showing them how and
motivating them to sustained effort, technology will not be the
profitable servant of the rural poor.
Further, the rural man must gain more and more control over the
forces operative in his environment. This he can begin to do through
his own Rural Institutions. Again, the Leader is needed to help our'
rural man to see the hope in organization in numbers and to school
him in procedures of starting and maintaining such institutions.
Critical, then, in the yearned for Development, is the Leader,
sensitive to his stimulative, social role, truly concerned about the
horrible plight of rural man and his family, confident that things and
men must and can change.
That much of Asia and the Pacific will find among them Leaders
of such a quality and in ever growing numbers is the mission of
It aspires for no less than a just social order founded on ideals
rooted in the nature of man.
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SEARSOLIN ITS HISTORY
Consequent upon the cumulative experience of 10 years of the Xavier
University, College of Agriculture, its Experiment Stations, its
Extension Service and the establishment of Rural Structures, the
world renowned German Catholics Developing Nations program,
MISEREOR, in 1962 requested that we put a distillation of this
experience at the service of Rural Leaders of Asia and the Pacific
through the establishment of a specialized training Institute.
Two years were spent in preparing five key staff members at the
internationally famous pioneer Coady International Institute of
Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Much of the SEARSOLIN approach stems
from the remarkable program evolved at "Coady" over the past half
With three-fourths of the funding provided by MISEREOR,
SEARSOLIN started in a modest way in 1964 with 18 students from
5 nations. After 17 years SEARSOLIN has trained some 716 Rural
Leaders from 20 nations, viz. India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka,
Thailand, Laos, Khmer, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong
Kong-Macao, Philippines, Taiwan, Korea, Papua-New Guinea,
Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, the Mariannas-Caroline Islands, Ghana and
For the first six years the course was conducted at the in-town
Campus of the University. Since 1970 SEARSOLIN has its own
Center four kilometers out of the city situated on the main
Experiment Station of the College of Agriculture.
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SEARSOLIN ITS CURRICULUM
The course content draws much of its substance and inspiration
from the social teachings of the Church, as expounded in the
renowned social encyclicals of Leo XII, Pius XI, Pius XII, John
XXIII, and Paul VI.
Human Social Principles
Meaning of Development
Nutrition and Development
Population and Development
Meetings, preparation for
and organization of
Project Planning, Implementation
Role of Agriculture in Development
Fundamentals of Animal Production
Fundamentals of Crop Production
Fundamentals of Agricultural Economics
To observe rural situations and structures, proven remedies through
organization and technology are both week-long and week-end
experiences several times.
Each trainee is provided with a kit of about 15 books to be retained
Available to him is the General University Library, the specialized
18,500 volume Agriculture LIbrary and the SEARSOLIN Library
with 3,500 volumes dealing exclusively with the many facets of
Development, programs and problems.
CLASSIFICATION OF PEAPSOLIN ALUMNI, 1964-1983
Country Lay- Priests Sisters Bro- Minis- Total
men others ters
Bangladesh 64 1 1 66 -
Bhutan 1 1
Ghana 3 3
India 25 4 3 2 34 -
Indonesia 48 4 52
Khmer 28 M28 -
Korea 45 5 6 3 59-
Laos 8 8
Liberia 2 2 -
Hon__lronn 'Macao 3 3
Malaysia 30 30 -
Oceania 25 1 2 3 31 -
Pakistan 1 1 -
Papua New Guinea 6 6 -
Philippines 209 8 21 4 3 245
Rwand 1 1 -
Spain 2 2 -
Sri Lanka 50 5 6 8 1 70 -
Taiwan 38 1 4 1 3 47
Thailand 75 5 1 5 86
Vietna 11 2 1 7 21
TOTAL 672 36 46 29 13 796
WORKING PROGRAMS OF ALUMNI
1. Development of Credit Union
2. Development of Agricultural Marketing/
3. Leadership Training
4. Development of Consumer Cooperatives
5. Agricultural Extension Program
6. Housing Cooperatives
7. Development of Fishing Marketing/
8. Land Reforms
9. Health Education Programs
10. Sanitation Program (Water Supply, Sewerage System, etc. .)
11. Radio Newspaper and other Mass Media Program
12. Home Economics Program
13. Technical Advisory Program for Managers, Technicians, etc. ..
14. Development of Transportation Cooperatives
15. Surveys and Research, Adult Education Program, Handicrafts
and Cottage Industry, carrying out of Program initiated by the
government, irrigation projects its establishment and main-
tenance, Family Planning, Youth Leadership, Buffalo Banks.
SEARSOLIN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
The applicant should be associated with an organization, public
or private, working in Rural Development which will act as his
The College degree is not required, although such or its
equivalent is desirable.
There are three requirements which cannot be waived in any case.
The applicant must
have a working knowledge of English ...
have already demonstrated Leadership qualities in actual work
along the line of social concern for others ...
show proof (a contract) that he is willing to work in Rural
Development for at least 3 years following his training and that
his sponsor is ready to financially support that work.
The Searsolin Administration reserves the right to advise a trainee to
discontinue his studies should it become obvious that he is unsuited.
The DIPLOMA in Rural Social Leadership is awarded to
students who have ...
demonstrated the capacity to exercise Social Leadership among
their people ...
satisfactorily completed all the course requirements, including
the writing of a final essay covering a program of social action
for their area.
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The training costs cover ...
Tuition, Fees, Board and Lodging, Laundry, Books, Ordinary
Medical Care, Field Trips, Pocket Money and Travel from one's
country to Searsolin and return.
These costs are met substantially by grants,
by the people of Germany through MISEREOR 7' 'u
by SEARSOLIN 1; %
The balance of 1 %/'o, actually US $ o00 is the obligation of the
N.B. The sponsor's share for trainees from the Philippines, in
view of the greatly minimized travel, is Pl,. 00.00.
The deadline for application for admission is mid April.
Applications for admission should be addressed to
SEARSOLIN, XAVIER UNIVERSITY
Cagayan de Oro City
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Rev. William F. Masterson, S.J.
Dr. Eduardo S. Canlas
Mr. Anselmo B. Mercado
Mrs. Angelita C. Canlas
Mrs. Celeste M. Mercado
Mrs. Editha C. Vitorillo
- Asst. Director
- Asst. Director
- Executive Secretary
- Administrative Assistant
- Finance Officer
Dr. Francisco Aclan
Dr. Teresa Almonte
Dr. Eduardo S. Canlas
Dr. Bias Garcia
Rev. William Keyes, S.J.
Rev. Donal Mac Donald
Prof. Anselmo B. Mercado
Engr. Bernabe Noble
Ms. Genara Banzon
Mr. Alfredo Cahansa
Mr. Enrico N. Imperio
Dr. Ismael Getubig
Dr. William Nicholson, S.J.
Dr. Lourdes Quisumbing
Dr. Erasmo Sagaral
Rev. William F. Masterson, S.J.
Sr. Romualda Jatico, SPC
Prof. Renato Siong
Prof. Thema A. Zablan
Mr. Alfredo Navarro
Mr. Roger Niles
Mr. Emilio Neri
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