days weeks ago, I posted a pic asking for help in our outreach activity. I feel very thankful to those people who reached out and offered their help.
I know I should have posted this immediately, however, I was unable to do so due to circumstances (ie. katamaran) and for that, I truly apologize.
So ayun na nga, we held an outreach program at Brgy. Sibul, San Miguel, Bulacan. Hikers would be familiar with the place since this barangay is the jump-off area for those who will climb Mt. Manalmon and Mt. Gola. The goal of the program was to provide various school supplies to 270 students ranging from pre-school to Grade 6. Aside from giving school supplies, one of our objectives as well was to plant trees at Mt. Manalmon.
We left the office (we had a shift that day) at 8 am and arrived at around past noon. We got delayed for a bit as we got stuck in traffic in Bulacan. The funny thing was that although it was bright and sunny throughout the trip, it suddenly poured rain when we arrived. Amazingly, the kids still stayed despite the downpour (some of them didn’t even had umbrellas).
It was a tiring yet quite fulfilling day. What kept us going was the smile from the kids that we have met. I believe that our outreach program does not end here as a lot of work still needs to be done. But whatever the challenges may be, the spirit of volunteerism leads on.
Due to the outpour of support, we were able to collect more than what we need to hold the program. I’ll make a follow-up post on what we did with the extra fund.
Thank you Ate Sabaw for your donation at sa libreng exposure sa blog mo. Hahahaha. 🙂 Check out her blog here.
Photos are courtesy of yours truly and Kenneth Luis Marcos.