The Xavier School Batch 83 Foundation, together with the assistance of the 2nd Technical and Administrative Service Brigade (2nd TAS Bde) under the command of BGen Carlos Buendia, AFP, trooped to Sindol, San Felipe Zambales last May 18-19, 2019 for a medical mission.
This site is the annex of the St. Francis Learning Center in Subic run by the Franciscan sisters. Last February, the XS83 Foundation core group, led by Richard Sy-Facunda, Allan Cotaoco, and Portia Vitug, made an ocular inspection to asses the needs of the community. The location has three makeshift classrooms. Plans are in place to erect a concrete structure when funding becomes available. The apostolic mission of the batch, through its current president, Jojo Nolasco, Jr., was made possible by invaluable support from San Miguel Corporation, Mercury Drug Corporation, Gerry’s Grill, Optic Ichiba & Xavier School.
The St. Francis Learning Center provides elementary and high school education for the Aeta community in Zambales. Aside from this, it also provides adult literacy program to the parents of the school children. Back in 2002, Fr. Santos Mena, S.J. approached XS83 to adopt this community as one of their beneficiaries. The XS83 Foundation members annually visits Subic to do medical missions and co-celebrate Indigenous People Sunday with our Aeta brothers.
With over 150 families in the community, the medical mission offered tooth extraction, operation tuli, free reading glasses, and basic medical check ups. Medicine and supplements were also given out for free.
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