“The school kit provision activity in Cambagocboc Elementary School in Brgy. Sunog, Balamban has become an annual program for Gothong Southern Foundation Inc. This is in line with the Foundation`s mission "to improve the lives of individual in our adopted community through education". The activity took place in the beautiful morning of June22, 2019.
Together with the 26 employee-volunteers from Gothong Southern Group of Companies, who offered their Saturday morning to help facilitate in the program. The team was greeted with beaming smiles and excitement as they approached the school grounds; they prepared various interactive and fun-learning activities for each grade levels that challenged the students both physically and mentally.
Apart from the school kit distribution to the kindergarten students; another highlight of this activity was the Jollibee Party for everyone to enjoy; with games, prizes and the appearance of Jollibee mascot and friends; you can definitely see the kids having the best time of their lives. A total of 234 students were given Jollibee kiddie meals with toys to bring home and the same were given to the grade level advisers.
“It was very fulfilling to see the smile on their faces. What a joy it was to see their innocence and how they appreciate simple things. It made me realize how lucky I was as a child. I would love to join GSF's next activity again.” shared Christie Mae Bano of Gothong Southern Shipping Lines Inc. Noriel Tupaz of Gothong Southern Properties Inc also shared “It was tiring but definitely fun seeing those kids smiling and happy to see us; grabbing our hand so they can "mano" makes one feel really good and was something that can boost up one’s energy in spite of the activities.”