Veco workers reach out to school kids
Garing Elementary School pupils in Consolacion town, northern Cebu were treated to a children’s party by the Visayan Electric Company (Veco) Kaibigan batches 14 and 15 as part of their outreach program last August 6.
“This is our bonding time, giving back to the community,” Judith Ocaña, organizer of the Kaibigan Outreach Program, said.
During the party, they organized fun games and distributed meal packs of spaghetti and fried chicken to the delight to the 30 children beneficiaries, who were classified as the “poorest of the poor.”
The Veco employees also brought the bee mascot of Jollibee to entertain the school children in the mountainous area of Consolacion.
“Lipay kaayo ko kay naay spaghetti, fried chicken ug Jollibee buyog pa gyud (I am very happy because there is spaghetti, fried chicken and Jollibee mascot too),” said Sheila, one of the pupils.
After the program, the Kaibigans also gave out loot bags containing school supplies.
“Karon pa ko kasuway og party. Naa koy nadawat nga bag-ong mga lapis, notebooks ug daghan pa gyud. Nindot pud kaayo igakos ni Jollibee (This is my first time to experience a party. I received new pencils, notebooks and many more. It’s so nice to hug Jollibee),” Shiela added.
One of her classmates cried with happiness because it was her first time to hug the mascot.
“It is good to bond, and at the same time, help out,” Ocaña said.
Four years since their last batch bonding in 2012, Ocaña said they agreed to have another outreach program instead of the usual outing.
Around 20 employees from the Veco Kaibigan group attended the outreach program sponsored by Veco’s Human Resource and Reputation Enhancement departments.
The Veco employees interact with the Garing Elementary School pupils during their outreach program.