August 28, 2021, MANILA, Philippines.
Two millennial interviewers, Ms. Mai Guia and Mr. Ron Arvin Oriel, CSR Team with the Technical Support of MVN Photostudio and STEMSEL Foundation Philippines, engaged VIDES Philippines Volunteers Foundation of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians in a 3-hour online interview about what VIDES is. In the letter of invitation to VIDES, the CSR Project Team Lead, spelled out that “MVN’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Project involves writing an article on the Top 100 CSR NGOs in the Philippines that millennials can join and facilitating a webinar that highlights how search engine optimization (SEO) could help promote CSR in different companies.” VIDES willingly accepted to partner and network with MVN and STEMSEL in this noteworthy cause.
Using the image of a huge fruit-bearing mango tree, Sr. Maria Socorro T. Bacani, FMA VIDES Delegate, presented the flow of the shared presentation of what VIDES Philippines is, beginning from its ROOTS in the charismatic vocation and mission of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians. The FMA Congregation is the seedbed where VIDES took roots and continues to grow in 4 continents, 43 nations and over 200 local VIDES groups.
Lezeil Ebdane, VIDES
President, and Mariciel Estacio,
VIDES Secretary/DIGICOM Team Lead, shared about the TRUNK which are the VIDES
volunteers themselves who share the vision and mission of VIDES and constantly
strive to truly live out the VIDES motto “ONE for OTHERS”.
Amy Suzara, RSW, VIDES Staff/Program Officer, presented the BRANCHES of the tree. The VIDES advocacy and networks are the concrete initiatives, services, and activities through which VIDES mission is carried out for the best interests of children, youth and women most at risk.
And finally, Ericka Quilos, VIDES Youth Leader and Advocate, capped the interview by sharing about the FRUITS and NEW SEEDS of the amazing VIDES tree with her personal testimony of how VIDES Philippines has accompanied, formed, and transformed her from being a 4-year learner of the VIDES mobile library Busina-Mo-Dunong-Ko in their barangay at San Roque, to becoming an 18 year-old VIDES Youth Leader and Advocate. Today, she inspires many more children and youth to walk with VIDES towards the path of hope and joy amidst the most difficult challenges of life.