VIDES Philippines went back to Minglanilla, Cebu for its 22nd Annual Mission Camp which was held from August 19 to 21, 2017.
A total of five hundred (500) children and mothers from the oratory of Mary Help of Christians School in Minglanilla, Cebu benefited from the outreach activity. VIDES gave free basic medical consultation and medicines. Grooming services and a workshop on children's rights were also provided. Ten (10) piglets and ten (10) goats were awarded to twenty (20) mother recipients as part of the VIDES livelihood program.
The mission camp was concluded with gift-giving, where each of the child participant received a gift bag of food and other basic items (2 kilos of rice, 4 canned goods, toothpaste, toothbrush, bath soap, laundry soap, face towel, white t-shirts, water bottle, school supplies, Starbucks planner, Starbucks banana flavor syrup, coffee pudding, waffle, hotcakes). Other items provided by organizations and individuals who have partnered with VIDES in the undertaking were also distributed.
We would like to convey our heartfelt gratitude to our very generous donors, the 47 selfless and tireless volunteers, the ever supportive FMA community, led by Sr. Mabel Pilar, FMA, the very hospitable Mary Help of Christians School-Cebu family, headed by Sr. Ma. Socorro Bacani, FMA, and VIDES Chairperson, Sr. Maria Josefina Carrasco, FMA, for making this year’s Mission Camp a big success.