TRISCO Kicked Off the “ber” Month with a Gift Giving
With the prominence of social media, sometimes advocacy is farfetched than reality. It requires passion for helping others along the way to being the best they can be. Making a commitment to doing something and working toward doing it is hard.
TRISCO, however, knew its role. Investing heavily in efforts to manage its impact on society and proved that advocacy is a process for change and learning. And over the years, TRISCO redefines the relation between business and society.
After Mindanao, TRISCO invaded the Visayas region for a two-day outreach program on September 1 & 2, 2017 carrying the tagline “Christmas in September”, in partnership with SOS Children’s Village in Zarraga, Iloilo City that provides long-term family-based care to children in need who have lost parental care and Signpost Philippines, Inc. which currently works with several marginalized and vulnerable communities in Western Visayas, one of its recipient is Barangay San Juan, Molo, Iloilo City.
While these NGO’s caters different recipients, both are working towards achieving the same target… to MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
SOS Children’s Village-Iloilo is a home to most of the approximately 130 orphaned, abused, abandoned children and young adults in a family-based care program. These children and their families received an early Christmas gifts from TRISCO in the form of gift packs containing grocery items, half cavan of rice and a simple program with food and entertainment where the children show cased their talents and creativity.
Mr. Rene Masongsong, SOS Village Director, thanked TRISCO for choosing SOS Children’s Village-Iloilo to be this year’s recipient who believes in their advocacy that family is a heart of society where each child is protected, learn values and share responsibilities which gives these children a solid foundation on which to build their lives.
On the second day of the outreach project, “Christmas in September”, the team together with other foreign volunteers and Signpost Philippines, Inc. with the support of Barangay Council of San Juan, Molo, Iloilo City, 250 families benefited an early Christmas present of grocery items, snacks and a short program where the whole community participated.
Part of the program was a discussion in relation to Republic Act 9262 or the Anti Violence Against Women and their Children Act of 2004 (Anti-VAWC Act of 2004) conducted by the Philippine National Police- Women’s Desk of Molo, Iloilo City.
Despite the clear importance of R.A. 9262, its implementation had been difficult. For one, we belong to a culture that has always been hesitant in dealing with other people’s domestic issues. For another, there had been problems on information dissemination at the barangay level, where it is needed the most.
Barangay San Juan, Molo, Iloilo City is among the identified disadvantage community in Western Visayas and through Signpost Philippines, Inc. this community is in the process of empowering and transforming itself to take an active role in the development of their community necessarily addresses social, cultural, political and economic factors that support health and seeks to build partnerships with other sectors.
Ms. Febie S. Ibojos, Community Director of Signpost Philippines, Inc. has always been supportive of the advocacies of other sectors and expresses profound gratitude to TRISCO and volunteers who sacrificed their time and effort to make the dreams a reality. Indeed, it is effortless to get inspired with a cause we care about and it is rewarding to see the big impact in the people’s lives.
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