Jose Agaton Sibal Awards
Since 2016, RCQC has been making sure that they can take part in supporting and upholding education and literacy through its Jose Agaton Sibal Awards that recognizes young essayists from public schools in Quezon City. More than a competition, this activity also showcases and honors teachers who are doing exemplary jobs in their respective fields while also making an impact in the lives of their pupils.
Disability Support Program for Batino SPED Center
The Batino Special Education Center in the 3rd District of Quezon City is a pioneering educational institution for persons with disabilities. It has housed a lot of students who grew up in the lush environment. However, with the continuing rise in the number of children with disabilities in the city, Batino’s space needs to be maximized to accommodate them.
When RCQC learned about this in 2013, then President Cesar Baltazar initiated to provide support to the special needs children, which were expanded together with the succeeding RCQC presidents – infrastructure, program, teachers’ and parents’ training, bags and school supplies-giving and disinfection (during the pandemic). Now at 7 years, RCQC aims to shift to more relevant needs suited to the pandemic and the new normal.
Gawad Katapatan is a year-round recognition by the Rotary Club of Quezon City (RCQC).
RCQC looks for powerful, inspiring stories worth emulating, aligning with the Rotary’s area of focus in Vocational Service and Excellence.
They may be individuals from all walks of life, from different sectors, fields and industries – security personnel, medical professionals and health workers, educators, firefighters, social workers, athletes, the military, among others.
They will be recognized in honor of EDUARDO ”EDDIE” S. ENRIQUEZ, SR., a pioneering Quezon City Rotarian who, in his lifetime, championed the core values of honesty, discipline and integrity.
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.
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, Arts and Disability 20/20, an inclusive virtual art exhibit wherein RCQC was an official partner was 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.