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Miguel Calayan

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Beauty Queen Alumna Returns to Southville for POUCH Day

“It is a gift to help other people. I learned so much from the Save-a-Poor Urban Child (PoUCh) Program and because of it, my heart became closer to the other kids,” said Teresita Ssen Winwyn Marquez, the first Miss World Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas 2017.

A member of Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) Class of 2008, Marquez shared her inspiring memories and experiences with the Save-a-Poor Urban Child (PoUCh) Program to Grade Six students during their Interaction Day with the beneficiaries last September 19, 2017.

The beauty queen answered a pool of questions from the Grade Six students and their PoUCh buddies on her days as a student in Southville, being a beauty queen, and how she discovered her advocacy of helping less fortunate children through the Save-a-Poor Urban Child (PoUCh) Program.

“You don’t need to have a position or be a president to help other people,” added Marquez who will leave for Bolivia to represent the Philippines in the beauty pageant which celebrates Hispanic heritage.

Now on its 25th year, the Save a Poor Urban Child (PoUCh) Program provides the schooling needs of poor but deserving school children. SISC students hold special PoUCh Days where they can interact with their PoUCh beneficiaries and develop the values of empathy, kindness, and compassion.