The Ateneo de Davao University will be conducting a Faculty Inductee Exposure Program (IndEX) on 19-26 October 2017 at Barangay Klubi, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato.

The participants will have a pre-immersion orientation tomorrow, 19 October 2017 at Conference Room E, Ricci Hall, 3/F Community Center of the First Companions.

The faculty inductees will be with the Lake Sebu Indigenous Weaver’s Association Inc. (LASIWWAI),  a non-profit community-based organization composed of 85 weavers. The organization promotes IKAT weaving, not only as a source of livelihood for indigenous women but also as an integral part of their indigenous culture. Its vision is to empower all Tnalak weavers through initiatives in education, peacebuilding, multi-culturalism and poverty reduction.

The IndEx is the first of a series of social formation experiences which initiates a journey towards mature social engagement, for greater service to the vulnerable and marginalized. It appropriates two very important components in Social Formation: the formative sessions and the transformative immersion or “encounter” experiences.

This year’s theme echoes the direction in the University Strategic Plan which urges the formation of the Ateneo Sui Generis Leaders to embrace a way of proceeding that seeks to build a community working for social justice and the common good.

The Arrupe Office of Social Formation, under the Ignatian Spirituality and Formation Office, hopes that the IndEX 2017 will nurture the participant’s social consciences, ignite their passion for the vision of the Kingdom of God, and inspire them to become committed collaborators with the Society of Jesus in the promotion of Faith that does Justice.