3. EMPOWERING THE POOR

Knowledge is power.  But knowledge must be accompanied by Christian values and adequate/relevant skills.  This is integral education.

Marcellin Foundation, General Santos City, is one institution that empowers street/homeless children.

It has 43 children in Residential Care: 20 from General Santos City; 6, Davao City; 6, Sarangani; 4, Davao del Sur; 3, South Cotabato; 3, North Cotabato; 1, Manila.

Formal education.  Graduates, 2015: College – 1; High school – 6; and Elementary – 3.

In-school: 2 enrolled in Medical Program, UP Manila Branch at Koronadal City; 10 doing University studies in General Santos City; 5 in Technical Education (culinary, baking, HRM, Ref and aircon); 6 youth in Japan as Technical trainess.

Summer developmental activities painting and dancing, welding, tree planting, lectures on basic literacy, English, Math/Algebra, jobs at DOLE. (From Marcellinnews, May 2015)

Bro. Crispin P. Betita, FMS, Executive Director, MFI.

Bishop Dinualdo sometimes visited the children.  He observed the following: a) active participation in Eucharistic celebrations; healthy and clean-looking children; properly dressed, respectful and happy inspite of having few possessions.

Congratulations, Bro. Crispin and staff.  These children are growing fast.  They need food and clothes.  Will you help?

Back to: COMMUNICATIONS from the Bishop (No. 836 August 13, 2015)

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Bishop Dinualdo D. Gutierrez is the Bishop of the Diocese of Marbel
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