May 22, 2024

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74 Aeta kids receive gifts from CDC, OB Montessori

By Justine Rich Talusan

A TOTAL of 74 Aeta kids from the OB Pagsasarili Family Care Centers in Pampanga and Tarlac received gifts from Clark Development Corporation (CDC) and OB Montessori.

The event, with the theme “Paskung Katutubu Proyektong Tagumpe Tutu (Christmas for Indigenous People, a truly successful project), was part of the year-end activity at the Clark Freeport in Pampanga.

The activity aims to provide a simple celebration for the Aeta children from Marcos Village in Mabalacat City, Pampanga and San Vicente in Bamban, Tarlac just in time for Christmas.

During the program, the kids performed Christmas carols and enjoyed parlor games and holiday treats.

Converge ICT Solutions Inc. chairman Jose P. De Jesus attended the activity and thanked the kids for the Christmas cheers.

Also present in the event were CDC assistant vice president for External Affairs Rommel C. Narciso and CDC Corporate Social Responsibility and Placement Division (CSRPD) assistant manager Ronald Antonio.

Antonio thanked  De Jesus for the continuous support on the program. He also cited the efforts and dedication of the Aeta teachers for the Pagsasarili program.

“Sila po ang dahilan kung bakit nandito po tayo at kung bakit may programa tayong Pagsasarili Family Care Center. Sabi nga nila ang pag-aaral ang isa sa pinaka-importante sa buhay natin ngayon. On behalf of CDC and our colleagues, we would also like to thank our teachers,” said Antonio.

Children from San Vicente Bamban, Tarlac enrolled under the Pagsasarili program also enjoyed the same activity in the afternoon.

Their activity likewise included games, prizes, and Christmas treats that were also adored by their guardians and parents of the Aeta students.

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility program, The Pagsasarili Family Care Program aims to provide early education, responsible parenting, livelihood skills training, feeding programs, and health services to uplift the lives of Aeta families in adjacent communities of the Freeport.