LVF MEET 2018
Last June 17-18th LVF Sisters, staff and teachers gathered for the LVF Meet. Sr. Ma. Victoria P. Sta Ana, LVF's Managing Director welcomed the group and facilitated the two- day encounter. Important and urgent inputs concerning the youth at risk were tackled. Sr. Marivic gave very solid inputs on Issues and Interventions for Children and Adolescent at Risk. A short understanding of the millenials and other generations' characteristics was necessary to discuss in order for us as service providers to intervene properly among the youth under our care. The Synod on the Young and the Preventive System were also important topics discussed during the two-day meet. After the inputs, each of the LVF center made their short evaluation and plans through the use of the Appreciative Inquiry tool 4Ds- Discover, Dream, Design and Deliver. The group ended the encounter with a one- hour adoration at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral adoration chapel especially praying for peace in our country.
The Child Protection Clinic (CPC) on Wheels Mobile Van returned to the Visayas area for the Follow Your Dreams Seminar-Workshop, Roadtrip 6. The 16 Laura Vicuna Foundation girls accompanied by 3 Sisters, 2 teachers and a volunteer were transported by the CPC van to the Visayas area via To Go Ferry on June 27th arriving at Passi City. Man-it Integrated School was the first school the LVF girls had the Follow Your Dream seminar-workshop on June 29th. Three hundred (300) students were reached for the session. They realized that poverty is not a hindrance to reach one’s goal in life. What is needed is giving importance to one’s self and putting the Lord at the center of their life.
World Day Against Child Labor
On June 23rd the Laura Vicuna Foundation (LVF) participated in the World Day Against Child Labor (WDACL) in the Philippines which carried the theme “Ligtas sa Paggawa, Malusog na Batang Malaya” at the San Andres Sports Complex Manila. This year’s WDACL shines a spotlight on the global need to improve the safety and health of young workers to end child labor. The LVF girls provided a dance performance. Aside from that, one of our girls was interviewed by the National Child Labor Committee Knowledge Chair Mr. Julius Cainglet regarding these 2 questions on why should children not be allowed in hazardous work and why should a Batang Malaya need to be healthy? She confidently answered , ”I was a former child laborer. I know it was harmful to my health and endangered my life when I worked before in hazardous work. I believe it is my right to be healthy by eating nutritious food, have enough sleep and not be allowed in hazardous work.” The LVF girls were accompanied by Sr. Clara Alacapa, Sr. Sarah Robas, Sr. Catarina, Ms. Ivy Gantuan, Ms. Rona Cendy Deluta and Ms. Mercedes Juncia.
LVF PALAWAN CELEBRATES POPE’S DAY
Last June 29th the Solemn feast of Saints Peter and Paul was also Pope's Day. The learners from LVC Palawan celebrated the day through various group games, quiz bee, cheering and the solemn celebration of the Holy Eucharist. The day ended with a special prayer for all the intentions of the Holy Father Pope Francis.
Every Saturday night is a special date with the Lord for the Sisters and learners of LVC Palawan. After supper, there is a celebration of the Word of God and after reading the Sunday gospel and moments of silence, group sharing follows. The celebration is indeed a deep encounter with God, the Living Word!
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