At last, we have concluded our “The Life Boat Project“ with our final turn-over last Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
It had been a good 4 months since we launched our project, gathered donations, implemented it and delivered the boats to the intended recipients.
Our very first turn-over was on December 17, 2013 at San Dionisio and Bayas Island, Estancia. I am so grateful for all the help extended by friends of The 601 Habit particularly, Ms. Frietzie Roquios.
This was followed by our second turn-over on December 28, 2013 at Bayas Island, Estancia, San Dionisio, mainland Concepcion and Malangabang Island. This time, Ms. Laarni Oh, another “The 601 Habit” lady also joined the turn-over. Miss Frietzie Roquios and Ms. Pamela Ng-Yoo, both helped us a lot were with us. Representative Jasmine Lee, who also serves as our Adviser, graced the simple ceremonies in each location.
Bacolod fishermen in Banago had theirs turned-over on January 11, 2014. Ms. Laarni Oh led the turn-over and she got the chance to show this to her teen-age daughters who were on winter vacation.
Fishermen from Mararison Island, Antique received their own life boats on February 8, 2014. Mr. Pong Marcelino, who takes the official photos of “The Life Boat Project”, led the turn-over.
Finally, “The Life Boat Project” went back to the Island of Malangabang in Concepcion, Iloilo last Tuesday. Again, Mr. Pong Marcelino turned-over the boats on behalf of the ladies of “The 601 Habit”.
This is our first-ever project as a group and we are forever grateful to all who supported and donated to the project. We are inspired to do more.