KDF lauds Sun.Star, partners in social services programs-A A +A
Sunday, April 11, 2010
ANGELES CITY -- Kapampangan Development Foundation (KDF) honored on Friday the efforts of Sun.Star Pampanga and some 95 partner organizations in bringing various social services missions to the province's indigents.
During the surprise "Tribute to KDF Partners Awarding Ceremonies" here, KDF President Benigno Ricafort made special citation of Sun.Star Pampanga for its consistent coverage of all KDF missions and advocacy activities.
"Sun.Star Pampanga has been able to help us reach out to many of the sectors of our community that they get to know what we are doing in KDF. Such is a clear example of how media and non-government groups can work together for the good of a community," Ricafort said.
Ricafort also thanked Sun.Star Pampanga for the support it has given in newspaper space to community development projects of the group.
Ricafort said there are now some 95 partner organizations and groups that are helping KDF. Other partner organizations like the Social Action Center of Pampanga, Rotary International, various Rotary Clubs, military, non-government groups and civic organizations were also awarded during the event.
"We hope to grow in number and make KDF the biggest collaborative organization in Pampanga. The more we grow the more people we will be able to service," Ricafort said.
KDF is an organization of Kapampangans who live outside of the region; yearning to do their share in its social and economic development.
KDF boasts of a continuing prosthesis program that gives artificial legs to Pampanga amputees, wheelchairs and medical-surgical missions to amputees.
The group has also establishment of at least 10 rural based "Well Family Midwife Centers," in partnership with Well-Family Midwife Clinic Partnerships Foundation Inc., Norphil Foundation, Physicians for Peace, and Soroptomist Clubs of Pampanga.
KDF is set to host the biggest free facial reconstructive surgery for children this May, in partnership with Operation Smile.