BFI Initiates Summer Youth Co-op Work Camp at Sablan

The BBCCC Foundation Inc. (BFI) conducted a three day Summer Co-op Work Camp at Brgy. Balluay Sablan Benguet last May 27-30, 2014. This three day camp was actively participated by the scholars of the BFI with three volunteer Political Science graduates of SLU namely: Kurt Dizon, Michael Angelo and Jhomar Doriano who also acted as kuyas and co-facilitators in the work camp.

Milo Distor and Robert Belda who are members of the Board of Trustees of BFI and the BFI Manager Jopo Andaya coordinated the activity together with BFI Clerk Angelo Sawi and BFI member Gabby Pinas.

This was in coordination with Gerald Salda, Teacher-in-Charge of Sablan National High School-Balluay and Hon. Leonardo Lawana, municipal councilor of Sablan and a member of the Provincial Board of Benguet and the Barangay officials of Brgy. Balluay.

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(Clockwise), The work, learn and play components of the 2014 BFI Summer Co-op Work Camp were in full swing. The program is not only meant to instil the value of cooperativism and learning to the BFI scholars but also the importance of games and recreation in the overall development of a person.

Activities included: painting and beautification of the Omas Ampaguey Elementary School and Sablan National High School Balluay Annex, lectures on cooperativism, career orientation and study guides to high school students of Balluay,

Also included in the activities were: a Cultural Night (with the community), dialogue with local leaders, and a seminar on Parliamentary Rules for barangay officials were also given.

“The activity was a memorable experience.”, according to Kurt Dizon who volunteered to join the group. “It serves as a training for us and at the same time a charitable work for the community. It gave us life lessons which we can apply in the future. And best of all is the friendship created, the camaraderie molded form each of us and also with the community. I also wanted to thank the Balluay community for the warm hospitality and BBCCC and BFI for the experience and everybody who are part of this experience.”

This activity is just a start of a series of activities to be undertaken by BFI. BFI would want to extend gratitude to all the donors who gave cash as well as in kind for the said initiative. (GPK Pinas)