KARISYO!: Grade 11 Outreach Program

Students from Grade 11- Our Lady of Fatima conducted an outreach program named Project Smile at Upper Nula Tula Gymnasium Tacloban City.

Nerie An Pombo, Juan Miguel de Loyola, Krista Agravante

Around 100 children participated in the outreach program wherein interactive activities, performances, games, and hot arozcaldo were prepared for the children to enjoy.

"The process or the preparation wasn't really easy, it was really quite stressful and difficult, but somehow it excites us because we are going to experience it and since we are the ones holding that particular event. With help and cooperation from everybody, the children felt contentment and happiness as a result." said Shaira Yenogacio.

The Barangay officials expressed their thanks to the students and school personnels for being their chosen barangay, and for gladly accommodating the kids.

The activity was facilitated by Mr. Randy Villena, Religious Education subject teacher, Ms. Analyn Geraldo, class adviser of Grade 11– Our Lady of Fatima, and Mr. Ronald Consultado.

"It was extremely comforting to see the children's smiles. It inspired me to provide more to my community. It's incredibly moving how an apparently minor action can mean the world to certain people. The prospect of taking part in an occasion of that nature again excites me greatly. Especially when you hear whispers and shouts of ‘Karisyo man hini!' ha mga kabataan" Samantha Yaokasin said.

According to their Religious Education teacher Mr. Randy Villena, the said activity aims to inspire students to help those in need by spreading the message of Laudato Si: Care for our Common Home and all people.