|Charter members of the Rotary Club of Panglao Island|
If realized, it would truly be responsive to the needs of the community and can be used as a benchmark for the Rotary ideal of “Service above Self”
Present were Rtns. Nila Montero, Irena Heberer, Maricel Madrona, Mary Ruth Gango, Wim Zanstra, Fr. Felix Hora, Art Bagcat, this blogger and Project Chair Howard Hoffman.
The structure which will stand on a lot donated by Rtns. Nila & Frank Montero, will provide a temporary haven, offer medical and psychological interventions and lastly, help restore the center’s residents’ integrity and dignity through the acquisition of livelihood training and skills so they would achieve financial independence and be prepared for re- integration into society.
Concerns have been raised not only on the project’s legalities, logistical requirements, sustainability and organizational set- up but also on our commitment, confidence and spirit of volunteerism for the project.
Can we take on the project? Can we handle the pressure and the obstacles that would diminish and lessen our enthusiasm?
When they heard from their boss about the proposed project and the staggering amount of money needed for it, they readily and enthusiastically came up with a plan.
They revealed to us that all 20 of them who work in HPI have agreed to donate P10 of their weekly salary to the project as their way of expressing their confidence as well as their small contribution to the project so that it will take off and be a big help for the community
If two unassuming Panglao residents from humble backgrounds could step forward to help in an act of faith and hope, why can’t we? We cannot afford to disappoint them. Now is the time to use our collective efforts to realize this dream project and make a difference in people’s lives
|For details: Please click on the following link: http://www.rotaryclubofpanglaoisland.com|