This Friday, September 29, 2017, our Bacolod team inaugurated our new Open Day Center in Bacolod City, which will provide social, education and health services to Bacolod’s vulnerable children. The inaugural ceremony included the traditional ribbon cutting and blessing of the freshly repainted building as well as official speeches given by our Program Director Sara Vial, the city’s Vice Mayor Hon. El Cid Familiaran, Virlanie Foundation’s founder Dominique Lemay, German Bullolaza , representative of the Congressman’s representative Hon. Greg Gasataya, our main sponsor Johanna Vandamme representing Enfance Tiers Monde and the Kingdom of Belgium as well as the former house owner and future partner for our internal clinic Dr. Ver Lacson. Jordan Barneso also gave a heart-warming testimony of his transformation at Miracle Central, another example of a shelter for street children and future partner of our Open Day Center.
We celebrated Friday full of joy after two weeks of hard work of our very new team in our recently acquired building for the center. Thanks to the help from very motivated boys, beneficiaries of the Miracle Central in Bacolod, we were able to clean, repaint and decorate the major rooms within less than two weeks.
I’m looking forward to seeing the Open Day Center operate these next months. Interested to read more about my different projects in the Philippines? Read for example about my first mango harvest here.