VIDES Goes to Bicol: Sagñay Mission Camp

VIDES Pinoy volunteers once again trooped to Bicol Province to bring the message of God's love to underprivileged kids and women. 

Two hundred (200) pupils of Sagñay Central School, Camarines Sur and 100 mothers who are under the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps Program) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) were the chosen recipients of the outreach activity held last November 24, 2013. 

The special day, which fell on Feast of Christ the King, started with a Eucharistic Celebration officiated by Fr. Gilber Briguera.  In his homily, the priest underscored the importance of letting God reign in our lives.  He also acknowledged the generosity and selflessness exemplified by VIDES volunteers and enjoined the children to follow their example.

Snacks were distributed and a short meet and greet the volunteers and donors session was held after the mass.  Opening of simultaneous activities such as haircutting, medical mission, life journey session with mothers, and catechism session followed. 


Members of Junior VIDES - Salesian Youth Movement (SYM) Attend Formation Session

As part of its advocacy to promote volunteerism among the youth, VIDES Philippines conducts regular formation activities for students and young volunteers.

Last November 6, 2013, members of the Salesian Youth Movement (SYM) - Junior VIDES attended a formation session that centered on family and their spiritual formation. 

The session, which was facilitated by VIDES Board of Trustees member Reccie Oliveros and VIDES volunteer Amy Suzara, aimed to enable the students to reflect about how they feel towards their families, recognize how their families have contributed to the persons they are today, and pray for each one and each others' family.  

Student were asked to draw symbolic trees while keeping in mind the following: the type of tree represents their respective families; the colors of the tree represent their feelings about their families; the ground beneath the tree represents their spiritual formation; and the background represents their dominant memories of their families. 

It is said that "The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life."  Through the said formation session, the students learned the importance of respect, love, support, and acceptance in nurturing the harmonious relationship in their respective families. 

Call for Solidarity: Let's Help the Victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda

Urgent appeal for solidarity: 

The Daughters of Mary Help of Christians in the Philippines, in coordination with DBS Manila - Don Bosco School (Salesian Sisters), Inc. and VIDES Philippines Volunteer Foundation Inc. are organizing relief operations for our brothers and sisters in the Visayas Region. 

Kindly send your donations in kind to: Don Bosco School (Salesian Sisters) - 3500 V. Mapa Ext., Sta. Mesa, Manila 1016 Philippines. 

Thank you very much! May God bless you all!