Upon the request of Escalante DepED Education Program Supervisor, Ms. Alma Senining, 1,801 students from 4 different schools in Escalante, Negros Occidental namely Dian-ay National High School (600), Buenavista National High School-Langub Extension (261), Old Poblacion National High School (231) and Mabini National High School (709) attended the advocacy against child trafficking in their schools on August 23-25th conducted by Mercedes Carla A. Juncia. The students committed to do the following: to respect first themselves before others will respect them, study well, be aware of their surroundings, report cases of child trafficking, think first before they act, don’t bully victims, spread the advocacy against human trafficking, don’t talk to strangers, and check properly job offers.
The 5th Youth Helping Youth (YEHEY) Camp was held last August 24-25th at the Laura Vicuna Foundation, Inc. Building in Quezon City. Thirty-Six Vicunians and LVTC Trainees participated in this event, which was a "training of trainors" for the Follow Your Dream Program. 5 LVF Youth advocates facilitated the camp led by 14-year-old Catherine Nicole Velasquez, 11-year-old Tricia Nadine Velasquez, 17-year-old Shiela Navarro, 15-year-old Nicole Elumba and 13-year-old Hannah Babes Yap. Ms. Rona Cendy Deluta and Sr. Marivic Sta. Ana supervised the activities.
Atty. Regis Puno,Corporate Secretary and Board of Trustee of LVFI visited the Macarascas Palawan Learning Facility, the new Palawan Center which is now under the Laura Vicuna Foundation Inc. to the delight of the Sisters and the 60 youth learners.
The Laura Vicuna Foundation represented by Ms. Ivy Gay Gantuan and Ms. Mercedes Carla A. Juncia participated in the grant support proposal workshop sponsored by the Children’s Hour Philippines Foundation on August 17th at the Mind Museum, Taguig.
On August 3rd FMA Provincial House celebrated the Institute Day, together with LVTC students, with the Eucharistic Mass presided by Father Camilo, SDV. Students of LVTC performed an interpretative dance to the song 'Purpose', while the other student sang the song “Salamat”, it was well performed. There were also performances made by the Vicuňans; they happily danced their piece. Raffle draw was also held , in between the performances. The program ended with a get together dinner. The different educating communities were indeed grateful for the presence of the FMA Sisters during their many years here in Sta. Mesa.
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