WHO WE ARE
UPAV Melbourne provides a channel to connect and unite graduates of the University of the Philippines (UP) who live in Victoria and call Australia home. Since November 2019, UPAV has grown to more than 230 members via social media, including LinkedIn and Facebook. While growth of members via social media is expected, it is also important to capture and invite alumni who are not in social media. UPAV invites everyone who have attended UP to become part of, and re-unite with, the alumni association.
On March 2020 the UPAV strategic planning committee prepared a draft Strategic Plan. This document is a work in progress and will be updated as we progress to meeting in person and holding activities this year. To view the document, click here.
Statement of Purpose, Vision and Mission
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
UPAV Melbourne exists to provide support and a sense of belonging to alumni members and make a valuable contribution to the Victorian community.
In determining the statement of purpose, we identified the underpinning needs of the organisation using a ‘Needs Inventory’ model. The top 3 needs that have been identified are:
Our vision is to establish the UP alumni association in Victoria as a progressive and exemplary organisation that will provide a channel for new and existing members to unite and uphold the Filipino cultural values and thrive in an Australian way of life.
We will create a positive, collegiate and cooperative environment that will in turn, create a model organization with other Filipino communities.
We will do this by:
● having regular catch-ups with members
● providing alumni networking sessions
● providing a platform for job opportunities, volunteering and business networking via a website and directory
● welcoming newcomers by linking them with experienced alumni living in Victoria