The Gospel teaches of how children are special to God. Imagine how much more affection he has for the young at risk, the orphaned, and the abandoned.
This lesson from the Gospel was heeded by the students of the College of Humanities and Sciences when they trooped to the Mother Teresa Spinelli’s Treasures Inc’s home for orphans and abandoned children by the Augustinian Sisters Servant of Jesus and Mary in Tagaytay City.
Aided by the college’s faculty and staff, the students treated the children with gifts such as diapers, milk, biscuits, medicines, school supplies and others, as well as entertainment during the day-long activity. Project Organizer and Director of the Biochemistry program, Dr. Tabitha Amora says outreach activities like these give the students opportunities to live the Lasallian values.
Sr. Yolanda Primalion, ASJM expressed gratitude not only for the group’s visit but also for the generosity that the whole Lasallian community at DLSHSI has been sharing with them in the 10 years that they have been operating. “Maraming salamat sa inyo, since nagstart kami, nagstart na din ang suporta ng La Salle. Hindi din po naman makayanan itong mga bata kung hindi dahil sa inyo,” she said.
For Biochem student Niko Cabrera, this kind of giving is rewarding by itself. “This kind of outreach program is the true meaning of what our founder thought us – to give back. It exemplifies the essence of being a Lasallian. Even though you’re the one giving, it brings a rewarding feeling. Seeing how many blessings I have, it is just right to give back,” he said.
The MTST is focused on family reconciliation and works hard to provide temporary residential care to abandoned, neglected, surrendered, and foundling children aged zero months old and others.