Fashion show for kids with special needs-A A +A
Friday, November 2, 2012
SPECIAL children deserve dedicated care. Often times, however, they are neglected, especially those from marginalized families as their parents struggle to make ends meet in these financially-challenging times.
Because of this, Little Angels Learning Center was born where a group of volunteer teachers took it upon themselves to do their share in providing support services and self-help skills to children with special needs.
Under the leadership of mentor Veronica Casiño-Lucagbo, Little Angels Learning Center evolved into what is now known as Special Education for Enhancement and Development (Seed), a non-stock, non-profit, volunteer-driven organization.
From its makeshift classroom at Agora in Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro, Seed has moved to a temporary shelter at the 2nd Floor of the Patrick Cronin Bldg., through the generosity of the San Agustin Parish of Cagayan de Oro. It is where classes are held with the aid of teacher volunteers.
With its teaching materials damaged during the onslaught of typhoon Sendong, Seed operates with very limited resources, buoyed only by the sheer dedication and commitment of its five-strong volunteer faculty.
The Federacion Internacional de Abogadas (Fida)-Cagayan de Oro City Chapter, in keeping with its advocacy for women and children, supports organizations like Seed.
Because of this, Fida aims to raise much-needed funds to get Seed going and achieve its worthy goals.
On November 24, Fida will present “Fida Rocks the Runway, Fashion for a Cause,” a fashion show featuring the Holiday 2013 Collection of one of Cagayan de Oro’s leading designers, Gil Macaibay.
The event will be held at the Xavier Estate Sports and Country Club at 6 p.m.
Other beneficiaries of the show are Barangay Macabalan’s feeding program, tree planting and other projects lined up for year 2013.
Indeed, there is no better way to spend a pre-Christmas evening than brushing up on your fashion in time for the holidays and at the same time helping this noble cause. (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on November 03, 2012.