Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Bayanihan at the Magdalena Campus


Ruth Callanta, CCT president, and head office staff, friends and children joined AMG Skilled Hands College scholars, Alternative Learning System students, and Kaibigans (former street dwellers) for a day of bayanihan work at the CCT Training and Development Institute (CTDI) - Magdalena campus shortly  before its opening in August last year. (Bayanihan is based on a Filipino tradition from long ago when neighbors would help a relocating family by hoisting that family's bamboo hut on their shoulders and moving it to its new location. Today the word has come to mean the spirit of communal unity, cooperation and volunteerism.)  The bayanihan workers cleared away construction debris, planted saplings and perennials, washed windows and walls, and painted bed frames to help ready the campus for its first batch of students.

Ruth Callanta briefs volunteers on work areas and activities.
AMG Skilled Hands Technological College students (CCT scholars)
Ana Mae Labanero, manager, CTDI

Rose Salvador, accountant, Kaibigan Ministry

An Alternative Learning System student
Eunice,daughter of Luz Saludo,
 HR officer, Kaibigan Ministry
Cherry Espino, peer servant, research and development unit. 

Monchito Callanta
Alvin Leo Bonjoc, accountant, CTDI
Cynthia Frane, administrative assistant

Volunteers workers share reflections on doing bayanihan
 work at the end of a fruitful day.