A teen’s 13th birthday is always a special occasion. But when Tracy Lagacion, Grade 9 student of Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) celebrated hers last June 25, 2012, she made it a special occasion not just for herself, but also for the children of SISC’s Save a PO.U.Ch. (Poor Urban Child) Program. She celebrated her birthday with the 13 P.O.U.Ch. beneficiaries she is sponsoring from CAA Elementary school, and also donated funds for the said outreach program. “Instead of having people bring me birthday gifts, I thought it would be good if I could give back to the kids instead,” says Tracy, who is a sophomore at SISC.
Save a PO.U.Ch. is sponsoring school children from BF Learning Center, Masville Elementary School, C.A.A. Elementary School, C.A.A. Day Care Center, and Daniel Fajardo Elementary School. Listed below are the services of Save A PO.U.Ch.:
• Daily Feeding Allowance
• Monthly Allotment for Educational Supplies
• Annual Payment of Miscellaneous Fees
• Annual Operation Paglingap/Christmas Gift-giving and Interaction with Sponsors
• Interaction between PO.U.Ch. beneficiaries and SISC students during International Week and Christmas Program
• Medical and Dental Mission
For two decades now, Southville International School and Colleges’ Save a PO.U.Ch. (Poor Urban Child) Program has been sponsoring the school needs and daily meals of hundreds of needy school children. The program is also the school’s way of developing social responsibility among its students.