The Open Heart Foundation Worldwide Inc.’s (OHFWI) trip to Boac, Marinduque last May 9, 2023, had two major purposes: a courtesy call at the office of the Mayor and to discuss possible partnership through an MOU; and monitoring of the college beneficiaries of the Children and Youth Development Program (CYDP)
The visit opened an opportunity to meet in person the MSWD Head; Ms. Hazel Gonzales, RSW, and other LGU department heads and Staff. They were all interested to know what programs and services OHF has which could be extended to Boac. They mentioned the needs that the LGU needs but which could not be addressed because of the LGU’s budget constraints. They hoped that a partnership can be forged so that services of the Foundation can be availed of.
The Honorable Mayor, after reading the MOU immediately endorsed it to Sangguniang Bayan for hearing that same day and the OHF team was advised to just wait for the notification when the signing of the MOU will be scheduled.
Later in the afternoon, the OHF team met the 8 beneficiaries at Marinduque State College. The objectives of the meeting were to get updates and discussed issues and concerns encountered by the scholars. These scholars recalled the challenges they encountered along the way but they remained steadfast and continued to be grateful to the people who believed in them and helped them reach for their dreams.
Donations from Mercury Drug Foundation consist of Bottles of Lysol disinfectant and bath soaps were given to the student beneficiaries.
Prepared By: Maejorie Ortega, RSW
Program Area Coordinator