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Kapuluan Study Center formally opened as a cultural and activity center for UP university students on June 9, 1984. It is a project of the University Center Foundation, a non-stock and non-profit private corporation.
Mission and Activities
Kapuluan aims to develop students into better individuals through various educational and formative activities. It tries to foster an atmosphere of friendship, clean fun, and good living — something the students find uniquely appealing in the Center.
Kapuluan is concerned with providing ample yet thorough programs which effectively contribute to their human, scientific, and cultural formation. These programs have been designed to supplement students’ academic education with positive and lasting contribution, as well as practiced insights gleaned from the study, research, and experience of many university authorities and leading professionals.
While all these activities teach and encourage seriousness and professionalism in work and study, weekends at the Center are usually spent with recreational activities such as sports and excursions. Semestral breaks are usually spent in out-of-town seminars and workshops, which develop social concern and proper civic habits among students.
Kapuluan and Opus Dei
Kapuluan not only stresses on the human formation of the students but also on their spiritual formation. This aspect of formation has been entrusted to Opus Dei (The Work of God), which is a Personal Prelature of the Catholic Church. Opus Dei was founded by St. Josemaria Escriva, who spread in modern times the universal call to sanctity and apostolate.
At Kapuluan, there are no membership fees. It is open to anyone who would like to participate in its activities. In this way, the Center hopes to contribute lasting effects to society by giving proper Christian formation to the young men who will someday be the ones moving our society.