by: Ida Mandinyenya
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 | Social Responsibility |
The MicroSourcing Nature Club led a community outreach earlier this month to Jomalig Island, a municipality from Ungos Port in Real, Quezon Province. With support from MicroMissions, this activity saw 597 Kindergarten and Grade 1 to 6 students from Jomalig Elementary School receive a school kit composed of spiral notebooks, bond paper, a pencil, sharpener, and eraser repacked in plastic envelopes.
Barangay Chairwoman Meriam Belda, together with the faculty members, oversaw the outreach. She expressed her appreciation on behalf of the parents and students to MicroSourcing for their generosity.
Each year, MicroSourcing launches a Back-to-School campaign that reaches out to scholars from deprived communities, with the aim to provide school provisions. MS Nature Club and MicroMissions are thankful to the 27 volunteers who eagerly helped to organize the scholars and distribute the school kits during the gift-giving ceremony.
In addition to the budget generously allotted by the two clubs, nine anonymous members also pledged monetary support. We are appreciative of everyone who has dedicated their time for this cause, especially the following employees who helped re-pack the school kits in the days leading up to the activity: Manuel Capuno, Aira Caberoy, Wendell Lustado, Eliza de Lara, and Anjo Estrella.
It has been a humbling experience for the employees to witness how far-flung communities are still in need of assistance and that their combined efforts and contributions can provide a better educational experience for students such as the ones they met in Jomalig. We hope that this knowledge will encourage them to seize more community outreach opportunities organized by MicroSourcing in the near future.
"I felt blessed to go on a mission that combines two of my passions: volunteering and traveling. Seeing the little faces smile was priceless." - Joannah Kris Aguas (volunteer)