Saturday, June 11, 2011

Kids graduate from Veco's summer program

Kids graduate from Veco's summer program
Cebu Daily News
June 11, 2011

The Visayan Electric Company (Veco) management offered free Kaibigan summer programs on basketball, swimming and cooking to the children of Veco employees.

The one-month summer program was a venue where the children learned to create and develop their social skills.

Seven-year old Mary Chevel Modesto said the cooking class made her learn how to prepare home-cooked meals. Mary can now work in their kitchen with less supervision from her mom. Other graduates of the class were Jamela Valencia, Nina Marie Caberte, Mia Kyla AniƱon, Matthe and Kristine Mei del Castillo, Imma Mariagna Tejam, Xerian Cabansay, Sharina Gonzalez and Delorisce and Angela Coloyan.

In basketball, 11 year old Keneth Klein Bardilas, said basketball is the only sport that gives him the chance to become a Most Valuable Player. Bardilas he aspires to become junior varsity of their school.

Bardilas said “It’s not about winning or losing the game, but having fun with a new set of friends.” Bardilas graduated in the basketball clinic along with 17 others.

An upcoming swimming sensation, 10 year old Nikaclaire Cuizon said the summer swimming lesson has helped overcome her fear of deep water.

Other kids who graduated in swimming classes were Justin Keith Lambo, Mary Therese, Scarlet Therese and Sean Reichen Mission, Carl Xedric Cabansay, Crystal Joy Pajuay, Krisha Lyle Flores, Jeremy Eya and Andre Eric Ching.

Eleven children graduated in cooking, 18 in basketball and 10 in swimming.

Last May 21, the Veco Kaibigans and their dependents visited Veco’s Reforestation park in barangay Tabunan, Cebu City and the Mananga Watershed Reforestation site to show concern for Mother Earth.

In coordination with the Philippine Business for Social Progress, the eco-tour participants planted trees on a hillside of the park. They were also taught how to apply vermi compost on the planted tree sapplings.

The visit was the second of their annual ecological tour.

In the afternoon, the EcoTour brought the group to Buhisan Dam, which is maintained by the Metro Cebu Water District (MCWD). The MCWD representatives briefed them on the water treatment process.

The Cemex in Naga City, southern Cebu was their last stop. The group visited the cement factory’s ecological vegetable garden where vegetables are grown through natural farming using organic fertilizers.