How can any organization contribute to the improvement of the country’s education system? One simple way is through donating school supplies to children who come from needy families especially those in rural areas.
That was what JCI Alabang did when it rolled out its Bags to School project in Sto. Niño in Tanay, Rizal. The activity, which was part of the group’s United 4 a Cause program, gave way for the donation of school bags full of school supplies to over 400 children in the community.
JCI Alabang conducted the project in partnership with Fatbike Brotherhood (a group of bikers and adventurers, which vowed to continue the team up for more outreach activities in the future) and with the assistance of JCI chapters from Taytay, Marikina, and Parañaque.
“We believe in the power of education, especially in the formative stages of a child’s life,” said JCI Alabang President RJ Paguyo. “We know that with these items, these children can start their journey to a brighter future.”
The project was also in line with the previous initiatives of the partner JCI chapters: JCI Taytay’s Pinay Power that facilitated inspirational talk to mothers and teachers in a local community; JCI Parañaque Pambato’s Botika sa Paso that helped local families identify medicinal herbs; and JCI Marikina Marikit that donated school bags and supplies to school-age kids as well.
Meanwhile, JCI Alabang Communications Director and Project Chairman Jen Fidel said the organization will hold another round of Bags to School activity in the coming months.