The Red Cross Youth of University of the Philippine Los Baños (RCY of UPLB) volunteers visited Bahay Tuluyan in Victoria, Laguna on August 10 to help the unfortunate children.
According to Ruel Mikhael Benzon, Project Committee Head, they hope that they were able to somehow fulfill their objective with their donations and with the little time and effort that the volunteers spent with the kids.
The children actively participated in the activities during the visit of the RCY volunteers. Games and dance numbers were performed by the children and the volunteers. Gift-giving and rendering of speeches were also part of the program.
Maris, one of the children in the shelter, said that the visit made her happy. She felt that she was loved and treated as an important person. She wishes that the organization will bond with them again.
Benzon shared that RCY of UPLB first visited Bahay Tuluyan in February 3 this year and they seek to have a continuous partnership with the organization through their programs.
Bahay Tuluyan is a non-government organization that provides programs and social services aimed at preventing and responding to abused and exploited children in the country. It has units in Manila, Quezon and Laguna. (Mary Rose B. Manlangit)