Together We Can Stop Diabetes!

Together We Can Stop Diabetes!

Saturday, September 3, 2016


Jennylyn Ermita was still in elementary grade when Model Lodge No. 373 selected their school as the first recipient of its "Adopt-a-School Project.

Like most of the students of the Rogelio Valdezotto Elementary School during that time, she came from a poor rural family.

Her parents eke a living as farm laborers in Sto. Domingo town's Sitio Pudyot and they have a large family to feed.

Hence, Jennylyn was forced to stop going to school after finishing 3rd year high school so she can help her parents support her siblings.

But Jennylyn have a dream, and with that dream comes the hope that someday, she will be able to go to college, get a degree, find a decent job, and be able to adequately help her family.

She took and passed an Alternative Learning System qualifying examination for college.

But her family simply can not afford to send her to college.

That's when Model Lodge and Model Court heard her story and decided to make Jennylyn's dream come true.

They pooled donations from among themselves and today, Jennylyn is now enrolled as a first year student of the Central Luzon State University.

Jennylyn is the first scholar to be supported by both Model Lodge and Model Court.

For Model Court, helping her is not just another charity project but a big affirmative action for female members of rural families whose poverty further magnifies their marginalization and vulnerability.  

PHOTO CREDIT: Bro Dean Barry Lao

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