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Let’s Share Foundation (LSF) is a partner agency of Open Heart Foundation Worldwide Inc. (OHFWI) from Pennsylvania, USA in providing services to the people. Together with Living Waters Church (LWC), they collaborated with OHFWI in the conduct of psychosocial activities for children, Buntis Lecture and Pneumococcal Vaccination, which happened on January 24, and 25, 2018.
Psychosocial activities were conducted in the Reception and Study Center for Children (RSCC) and Kapalaran Disciples Child Development Center, Payatas Quezon City. The volunteers from LWC shared the story of a Good Samaritan to the children to emphasize being a good neighbor to others. They also played fun games with the children and gave away loot bags to hype up their excitement. As response to the generosity of the volunteers, the children presented singing and dancing performances.
Buntis Lecture was conducted to 50 pregnant women in Barangay North Fairview in the afternoon of January 24, 2018 to promote a healthy journey in their pregnancy and empower them as mothers. Ms. Sonia Lagario, a midwife officer from health center, gave a lecture about the First 1000 days of pregnancy while Dra. Nicole Dacanay, an OB volunteer from LSF, gave a glimpse about pre-natal and post-natal care and addressed the concerns of the mothers in regards to their pregnancy. The local health center of barangay North Fairview gave a free HIV and Urine testing to the pregnant women. Loot bags were also given to pregnant women from LWC.
After the successful activities in Manila, volunteers from LWC, LSF and OHFWI proceeded to La Trinidad, Benguet province to administer 100 pneumo-vaccinations to individuals identified by the local health unit.
A day after La Trinidad, LWC and LSF went to Tagudin, Ilocos Sur to undertake another vaccination mission and conducted psychosocial activities for children.
The purpose of the vaccination is to augment the government initiatives in providing health care services to the Filipino people. It is given to individuals who could not afford to take these vaccines from private clinics or hospital.
Article by: Saleah Uclusin, CYDP Area Coordinator