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Monitoring Visit in Murcia, Negros Occidental

On September 8, right after OHF’s service mission (Medical and Dental Mission) in Barangay Blumentritt concluded, OHF had a meeting with the 8 CYDP scholars and their parents/guardians. 

The meeting was held at 1:30 pm in their Municipal Library.  LGU Murcia has been its partner in monitoring the scholars since the program started in their municipality in September 2019.  OHF was very happy to meet them again after 2 years of strict community quarantines and travel restrictions due to the pandemic. 

Program Area Coordinator, Janette Corollo congratulated the group for surpassing another academic year with their hard work and perseverance in their studies.  She also welcomed the 3 newly admitted to the program for SY2021-2022. 

OHF Executive Director, Ma’am Linda Perez, encouraged everyone to continue pursuing their dreams while OHF continues to guide and support their education by providing a monthly school allowance.  She reassures 3 of 5 graduating students this school year of continued support for their supplemental units for a term in preparation for taking the licensure exam for teachers. Moreover, she encouraged them to enjoy the fruit of their hard work and help their respective families when they work in the future, their way of paying forward to OHF’s support. 

The scholars received their allowances together with a pair of Vans shoes.  All were excited as they fit and posed for the camera with the new pair of shoes – something they can use in school now that face-to-face classes resume.   

OHF appreciates the partnership with LGU Murcia for 3 years through the unwavering assistance of the Volunteer Coordinator, Ms. Nesaleh Peraren.  She was also given a pair of Van shoes and bag of Loreal products.  These are donations to Open Heart Foundation. 

Prepared by: Janette C. Corollo, RSW, Program Area Coordinator 1