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Service Above Self: RCQC initiates various activities amid COVID-19 crisis

Steadfast to its motto “Service Above Self”, the Rotary Club of Quezon City (RCQC) has continued to hold various activities amid the fight against COVID-19 over the past year.

Through the leadership of Gov. Johnny Gaw Yu, Governor of Rotary International District (RID) 3780 and RCQC’s TP Julito “Lito” F. Noveno, various activities and relief operations were conducted.

Specifically, these activities are grouped in these categories: Tulong Pantawid Pamilya, Tulong Pangkalusugan, Tulong Pang-edukasyon, Tulong Pangkalikasan, and Tulong Pangkabuhayan.

To bridge the need for food and necessities, Tulong Pantawid Pamilya has helped in giving food packs to the residents of Brgy. Banaba, San Mateo, Rizal, including a feeding program and distribution of Vitamin C supplements to kids and first aid books to mothers.

Tulong Pangkalusugan further extended support like the turnover of Vitamin C supplements to the Senior Office of Brgy. Krus na Ligas (Adopted Barangay of RCQC), Quezon City and the distribution of face masks and face shields to healthcare workers. Moreover, Fight the Bite, a program for dengue disinfection in adopted schools in QC that were shared among the 17 clubs of RID was held. A monthly disinfection was also done in Batino Elementary School (Adopted School of RCQC) in QC.

RCQC also continues to uphold its cause to strengthen education through Tulong Pang-edukasyon, in which activities such as printing, preparation, and distribution of modules, and a milk feeding program for the students of BES were held. In addition, the Jose “Agaton” Sibal Awards for Educational Leadership and Essay Writing Contest, and Arts and Disability 20/20 with an inclusive virtual art exhibit wherein RCQC was an official partner were also conducted last year.

In an effort to revitalize our forests and combat climate change, Tulong Pangkalikasan comprised two bamboo planting activities in the Wawa Dam Watershed in Montalban, Rizal.

Moreover, Tulong Pangkabuhayan provided building electrical training courses to out-of-school youth as a building block towards job opportunities.

Indeed, despite the challenges brought about by the past year, the Rotary Club of Quezon City remains true to its motto “Service Above Self” – an exemplification of their unconditional service as a whole that is seen, heard, and felt by the Filipinos.

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