Samstag, 15. März 2008
MMP Foundation helps IES Kids
"An Empty stomach produces an empty mind. Pupils cannot concentrate on their studies because of hunger."
These were the beliefs of Mary Mother of the Poor Foundation(MMPF), a non-government organization who has been helping Ilijan Elementary School pupils from Kinder 1 - Grade VI since October 2, 2007.
But due to budgetary constraints, only two grade level are fed in each day. Mrs Perlita C. Castillo, IES principal suggested to gice focus on Grade 1 - Luna and Grade II - Mabini to feed everyday since most of them are malnorished.
The nutrition advocacy campaign included lectures on proper food intake and to raise the level of people's awareness on the importance of proper nutrition.
Meanwhile, this program made possible through the initiative of Fr. Fernando Suarez, a Filipino priest who is now living in Canada and has been blessed withe gift of Healing.