Balik Dunong Program
Balik Dunong was launched this year, 2008 by CGHNAAI under the leadership of International President Maritess Romana Baula'76 in collaboration with the Philippine Chinese General Nursing Alumni Association, CGHNAAI No. CA Chapter and the Chinese General Hospital College of Nursing. The goal is to maintain high caliber nursing students at the college and licensed nursing professional graduates of the college thru lectures, reference book/materials and financial assistance at the college & graduate level.
Balik Dunong means giving back knowledge. Balik Dunong is composed of three programs; Balik Dunong Lektura (Lecture), Balik Dunong Aklat (Books), and Balik Dunong Aral (Scholarship).
Balik Dunong Aral provides financial assistance to fulltime nursing students at the Chinese General Hospital College of Nursing. Scholarships are funded by the CGH Nursing Alumni and their friends and supporters. Scholarships can be named after each donor. Currently three scholarships has been pledged & given to the college to start in the fall, Leony Foronda Manansala'60 Scholarship, Dolores Recana Cabrera'67 Scholarhip and the Maritess Romana Baula'76 Scholarship. All donations to the Balik Dunong Aral fund is tax deductible thru the CGHNAAI No. CA Endowment Fund, Inc.
The Philippine Chinese General Hospital Nursing Alumni Association has also launched financial assistance to alumni of CGH in financial need that is currently enrolled in a graduate/masteral program. They have given scholarships to one (1) CGH Alumni working as a Clinical Instructor at the college and two (2) alumni working at Chinese General Hospital & Medical Center.
Balik Dunong Lektura avails of alumni and friends vacationing in the Philiipine to donate some of their time in giving free nursing/medical lectures to current student at the college and professional nurses at CGH Medical Center. The first lecture on "Nursing Documentation, Keeping it Legal, Keeping it Safe" was given by Maritess Romana Baula'76 last April 2, 2008 attended by 300 pre-registered professional nurses & students and in addition 410 showed up at the door with a total of 710 participants.
Balik Dunong Aklat accepts donations of books, magazines & journals of nursing & healthcare to be housed at the CGH College of Nursing Library. Although several alumni & chapters has been donating in the past Balik Dunong Aklat will formalize the process and allow donors for a tax deductible donation thru the CGHNAAI No. CA Chapter Endowment Fund, Inc.