JCI Philippines donates 75 water facilities

JCI Philippines donates 75 water facilities

A total of 75 drinking water facilities will be provided all over the country as the Junior Chamber International (JCI) Philippines celebrates its 75th founding anniversary.

JCI Davao said out of 75 drinking facilities, two will be given to Davao City by the end of May 2023.

Regional Vice President of JCI Philippines Davao Region (JCI-Davao) lawyer Alpha Faith Macailing said during a press conference on April 19 that a total of six public schools will benefit from the clean water facility project.

“We will install a water facility for students to have a clean drinking water. We will also provide free bags and school supplies,” she said.

Macailing added that a total of P150,000 will be allocated for each facility.

In Davao City, Sasa will be one of the initial recipients for the two water facilities. The other location of the facility is yet to be identified by Tactical Operation Group (TOG), a JCI partner agency.

This project is one of JCI’s biggest projects in the Philippines. Aside from this, there will be other national projects to be implemented in Davao City in line with the JCI Movement following its annual celebration on April 26.

“We will be conducting the legacy project of breast-feeding awareness; Beyond Prison Walls in Davao City Jail Annex; the Think Green; and we’ll be having the extensions of legacy projects of JCI Movement - HIV awareness; PWD awareness; dental awareness; and also cancer awareness,” George Gerard Lewis, Regional Chair of JCI Movement in Davao Region, added.

He also encouraged Dabawenyos to attend and join their activities as it is not just limited for their members but also for all young professionals in Davao City.

Week-long celebration

For Davao region celebrations, 20 JCI organizations from Davao City from April 23 to 29, 2023 will participate. Each JCI organization will have their own focused priority advocacy.

“All of our chapters here have different advocacies from youth, environment, education, and livelihood,” Arthur Dizon Jr., JCI Davao president said in an interview, April 24.

JCI Durian City president Sheila Emmanuelle Nueza added that aside from community projects, they also do various training to equip the community and its members for various concerns in the society.

JCI Philippines is a non-profit organization composed of young people, who are usually 18 to 40 years of age, which focuses more on “professional development, economic opportunities, and creative solutions to address problems across all levels of society”. It also has 500,000 members in more than 100 countries. (With ICE)


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