THE Junior Chamber International Philippines-Zugbuana, an all-female leadership training organization in its 18th year, continues to be in the forefront of many socio-civic and youth development projects making a name as one of the most dynamic all-ladies chapter in the Philippines. One of its major community service projects for 2009 is “Grant A Wish.”
With the partnership of JCI sister chapters JCI-Manila and JCI-Cagayan de Oro since 2007, the project “Grant A Wish” has granted livelihood programs and educational scholarships to beneficiaries across Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
Now on its third year, project “Grant A Wish” continues to aim to make a difference and plant the seed of hope to yet another child.
For several weeks the Zug Grant A Wish working committee namely Hannah Lim, Dianne Lim Chiu, Charlene Go, Ruby Guinto, Yumiko Bautista, Maureen Villareal and Hershe Legaspina headed by Project Chair Debbie Cua Ho visited communities and shelters across Cebu City interviewing prospective beneficiaries considering their family backgrounds, current financial situations, sustainability of wishes, impact of wishes to community, among others.
After careful deliberation, the JCI Executive Committee headed by JCI Zugbuana President Anne Manubag finally selected a beneficiary for the Cebu leg.
The recipient, whose name may not be disclosed for privacy and security reasons, shall be granted a high school and college educational plan in order to help fulfill her wish to become a teacher.
The awarding ceremony is slated at 2 p.m. of May 10, 2009 at Parkmall, North Reclamation Area, Mandaue City.
The Zugs who shall also take on roles as big sisters to the kids from various shelters prepared an exciting and fun-filled programme for all who shall be in attendance.
The JCI Zugbuana aims to inspire the community with their various advocacies and also enourages people to practice social responsibility.
Interested donors for project “Grant A Wish” may contact 0917-6218108.