Tuesday, 21 June 2011 11:16
Volunteers and some officers of the American Field Service (AFS) Club, Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology – Laboratory High School Chapter, conducted a “Love Drive Program” in the community of Layag-Layag, Talon-Talon, Zamboanga City.
The residents were composed of a large percentage of Muslims, to give respect to the Islam practice, the program was started after the 3:00 o’clock prayer (Asar), especially it’s Friday (Juma’at) where usually most of them go the Mosque to pray. Afterwards, information was spread-out all around the community with regards to the love drive program. They all gathered outside the mosque of the said community. The Philippine National Anthem was sung as to officially open the program and followed by singing the Zamboanga Hermosa.
Organizer of the AFS Club, ZSCMST LHS Chapter, Adzhar Madjid gave the opening remark and formally introduced the volunteers and the program itself, the AFS IPP. Some of the selected volunteers gave some sort of an eyes breaker. Also, two of the member of the Extinct Beat Sensation, a group of students in the ZSCMST LHS, also showcased their talent to entertain the participants by giving a dance number and letting the audience dance with them.
The goods were distributed to around 70 kids and some adults. After the dissemination of goods, the volunteers together with the participants decided to have “operation cleanliness” nearby the shore.
Primary objective of the activity is to extend alms to other people by just a simple means but yet good enough to make them smile, especially kids, as what the Club officers tackled in their meeting in preparation for the mentioned activity.
Few days before the said activity, students of the Laboratory High Scholl were asked to donate things such as old but usable clothes, shoes, bags, toys, school supplies and other goods that they would like to share beneficial to the needy, voluntarily. With full cooperation of the said school, the club collected sacks of donation from both students and staff.
“We don’t need something valuable to make other people feel that they are “loved” and especial, just a simple thing is enough to make them smile and it’s a great thing seeing them that way.” Mr. Madjid explained. (Adzhar Madjid, Young Peace Weavers 2011)
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