Mapua promotes safe virtual space, opens conversations through Online Kapihan


To help students and professors manage their stress and anxiety amid the ongoing pandemic, Mapúa University has initiated an online kapihan that encourages informal healthy conversations within its community.
Organized by the university’s School of Social Sciences and Education and its Student Council and the Mapúa Psychological Society, students and faculty members are provided with a safe virtual space to express their concerns and be heard.
Psychology and general education professor and student council adviser John Christopher D. Castillo explained that the online kapihan is a virtual sit-down session where participants can have quick chats with fellow students and professors not for a lecture but for casual conversations.

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