With the theme, “Faithful and joyful living of our Ignacian Heritage in Synodal Times,” Christ the King College organized a community service project in commemoration of Venerable Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo’s 275th death anniversary. The reach-out activity took place on September 9, 2023, at Zone 2, Brgy. 19 in Gingoog City starting from 9:00 to 11:00 in the morning.
Hon. Barangay Captain Criselda M. Lugod stated her gratitude to everyone spearheading the event in her opening remarks. The school’s very own Campus Ministry Coordinator, S. Ma. Veronika Atamau, RVM, was also present to introduce the life and identity of the celebrated RVM foundress, Venerable Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo.
Moreover, material donations were not the only goods the Ignacian-Marian community brought at the reach-out activity as the students from the Social Work program, in the figures of Mr. Romulo Pacot and Junnah Hindem, shared their singing talents to entertain residents of Zone 2, Brgy. 19.
Despite the scorching temperature, everyone was having a good time and laughter could be heard in the air. Smiles of gratitude, too, were evident in the faces of the residents as the CKC Community Involvement Program (CIP) working body distributed the goods from the generous contribution of the students of Christ the King College.
The event was organized by Ms. Emraida Cinches, CIP Coordinator, and was assisted by the Social Work program students with Ms. Hannah Jane P. Sanoy and Ms. Karen Giezel T. Yoyongco as event hosts. BED Principal, Mrs. Shiela P. Abatayo, MAED, then wrapped up the event with her closing remarks. This wonderful reach out event under the sunny yet humid weather provided a reminder of the power everyone has to make a difference. It serves as an inspiration for future initiatives aiming at fostering a more compassionate society where no one is left behind.
Words by Hannah Jane P. Sanoy
Photos from Hannah Jane P. Sanoy and Adelaida Baguiz