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The Open Heart Foundation Worldwide Inc. operates in different parts of the country including Romblon. The Executive Director and three staff of Open Heart Foundation together with a book writer went to Romblon for a monitoring visit last April 25 to April 30, 2017.
The team was welcomed by the Open Heart beneficiaries from Romblon State University together with their parents. Former beneficiaries of Open Heart who are already employed and successful in their chosen careers were there too. Ms. Wilhemina A. Molo, Guidance Counselor of the University and the Vice President of Romblon State University, Dr. Emelia B. Ramos, were there as well.
We were given the chance to pay our courtesy visit to the incumbent Mayor of San Fernando, Hon. Salem R. Tansingco, who expressed his thanks for the continuous support OHF has been extending to college beneficiaries.
A new set of 17 applicants were also interviewed for validation and may be given the chance for educational assistance. The team also conducted a learning session attended by 10 applicants and 6 student assistants from Romblon State University, tackling the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Children and Leadership orientation. The learning session conducted is a stepping stone towards the Foundation’s advocacy on promoting the rights and protection of children, and empowering them to be self-directed, responsible, creative, and responsible individual. The participants enjoyed the session and were enthused to elect their officers for OHF Youth Movement in Romblon. The OHF Youth Movement officers were excited to conduct activities in the community and become responsible OHF Beneficiaries serving their communities to promote an OHF culture of service.
The Open Heart Foundation operates in Romblon and continues to impact on the lives of the youth, families and their community by helping them in their education and making them productive individuals.
News Article by Saleah Uclusin, CYDP Area Coordinator