NSTP is a program aimed at enhancing civic consciousness and defense preparedness in the youth by developing the ethic of service and patriotism while undergoing training in any of its three (3) program components. Its various components are specially designed to enhance the youth’s active contribution to the general welfare of the country. (Section 3, RA 9163)
Graduates of the NSTP are encouraged to actively participate in the formation of School-Based National Service Reserve Corps (SBNSRC) and to pursue volunteerism in the planning and implementation of community projects and programs established with the adopted and partner communities.
Three Program Components:
- Reserve Office Training Corps (ROTC)
- Literacy Training Service (LTS)
- Civic Welfare Training Service (CWTS)
ROTC is program institutionalized under Section 38 and 39 of RA No. 7077 designed to provide military training to tertiary level students in order to motivate, train, organized and mobilize them for national defense preparedness. (Section 3, RA 9163)
LTS is a program designed to train students to become teachers of literacy and numeracy skills to school children, out of school youth, and other segments of society in need of their service. (Section 3, RA 9163)
CWTS refers to programs of activities contributory to the general welfare and the betterment of life for members of the community or the enhancement of its facilities, especially those devoted to improving health, education, environment, entrepreneurship, safety, recreation and morals of the citizen (Section 3, RA 9163).