Veco work­ers reach out to school kids

Cebu Daily News - - COMMUNITY - /PR

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.

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Veco em­ploy­ees in­ter­act with the Gar­ing Ele­men­tary School pupils dur­ing their out­reach pro­gram.

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