- Posted March 27, 2012 by
Cabuyao Town, Laguna, Philippines
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Impact Your World
A Volunteer-Mission for Deaf Students In Cabuyao Town, Laguna Province, Philippines
Yesterday morning, March 26, 2012, I helped my friends in cleaning up a headquarters of the Lions Club in Cabuyao, Laguna where a ‘medical mission for deaf students’ was about to take place. I went there to help my volunteer-friends in cleaning the said headquarters and arranging the tables and chairs for the deaf students, guardians, parents, Lions Club members, and the members of the medical mission. I also helped in donating some foods for the students and the members of the medical mission. I was invited by 2 friends of mine who have long been volunteering for those who have some physical disabilities. I went there because I’m an advocate of welfare-programs for those who have physical disabilities and I really love to participate in volunteer-work.
I was glad that I was able to meet in person the members and the chairman of ‘Better Hearing-Philippines, Inc.’ yesterday during the said medical mission. Such volunteer organization has been helping many deaf people all over the Philippines since 2009. And such group went to the Lions Club’s headquarters at Cabuyao Town, Laguna to help and advise the deaf students who went to the said place. I personally saw how the group works in helping and advising the deaf youths, so that they can have the confidence to become productive and live normally in our society. The ‘medical mission for hearing and coping problems of the deaf’ started at around 9:15 a.m. and ended at around 3 p.m.
I was lucky that I was able to interview the young chairman of Better Hearing- Philippines yesterday at around12:35 p.m. The chairman’s name is Dr. Jingle Garcia and he’s now 23 years old. He has been with the group since 2009 and is always ready to help the deaf people in their quest to live productively and with dignity. All the members of Better Hearing-Philippines are dedicated volunteers who help in giving free medical missions to deaf people and, also, in educating the public on how to prevent hearing problems or maladies.