The 100-day feeding program of Bro. Eli Soriano for the students of Sto. Rosario National High School in Nueva Ecija has received recognition from the school’s administration and the city’s local government unit, citing the effort’s impact in the students’ health and academic performance.
Sta. Rosa Municipal Secretary Jesse Cruz said the good intention of the feeding program for junior students of the school who cannot afford to eat nutritious food was well-appreciated.
“This is one good program because it gives assistance to students who cannot afford to eat nutritious meals,” said Cruz. “I hope for this to continue not only here but in other barangays and schools as well,” he added.
With the theme, “Malnutrisyon, Sama-sama Nating Wakasan” (Let us Altogether Fight Malnutrition), the feeding program ran from August last year until mid-March this 2014.
The charitable effort is a joint undertaking between the Ang Dating Daan group lead by Bro. Eli and by Breakthrough and Milestones Productions International, the content provider for UNTV, under the leadership of CEO Daniel Razon.
“I am grateful to them [Bro. Eli and Kuya Daniel],” remarked Sto. Rosario National High School principal Isagani Pamintuan.
“I hope that they may continue this kind of program [because the feeding program] is really successful. They have not only gained weight, but their grades improved as well,” he added.
Jovy Dela Cruz, one of the national high school’s teachers, also shared the significant aid of the months-long endeavor.
She said, “I can testify that this [feeding program] is really helpful because when I reported to the Medical Department of [Nueva Ecija’s] Department of Education, they commended the feeding program.”
For its part, UNTV’s ‘Isang Araw Lang (Just One Day) advocacy includes the campaign against malnutrition. Kuya Daniel Razon’s launching of the advocacy was inspired by the biblical learning shared by Bro. Eli – doing good can do no harm.
Like other charitable projects launched under the aegis of the Isang Araw Lang advocacy that Bro. Eli and the Ang Dating Daan group support, the 100-Day Feeding Program has a long-term run to ensure the betterment of the beneficiaries.
Other projects launched through the partnership include the quarterly blood donation drives and regular medical-dental-legal missions in remote areas in the country.
(Written by Emmy Borromeo)