MOFCCCI renovates kids’ shelter kitchen
Story and Photos by MARK FRANCISCO, Lifestyle Editor
THE Misamis Oriental Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MOFCCCI) broke ground last Saturday the refurbishment of the kitchen and dining hall of Mother Theresa Foundation, Inc. located at Upper Puerto, Cagayan de Oro City.
With 76 kids under its care, the Mother Theresa Foundation, Inc. home for the homeless kids has been around since 1997 under the inception of Norma Noble.
Mirroring that of the organization founded by Mother Theresa, the foundation provides street children in Cagayan de Oro with a safe sanctuary, resocializing them such that they acquire positive spiritual, moral and personal values and attitudes in an atmosphere of love, respect, fairness, discipline and hardwork, to be a facilitator of education and learning for the streetchildren’s acquisition of economically productive skills and to provide opportunities for the transformation of such category of children into useful and self reliant citizens.
Along this line, Noble said they are hoping that all the kids under their care from seven to 17 will graduate through college. They are also appealing to the public for kind assistance in the form of clothing, shoes, toiletries, beddings, pillows, blankets, floor wax, door jambs, rice, paint, maintenance tools, tables, chairs, plates, cutlery, stove and gas.
They are also calling for kind donors to pledge and sponsor the education of one child at Mother Theresa Foundation.
Meanwhile, MOFCCCI under the able leadership of president Greg Marten Lao and incoming president Adelfa Sia has slated more charitable activities for the year.