Hinoba-an and Sipalay BLT Partners gather in a fellowship

By Raffy B. Villasis On Friday, May 8, 2015

BLT partners from Hinoba-an during the Self Appreciation Workshop

The school team of Hinoba-an BLT Schools together with staff from USLS IND, BRC, IS-Community Services Center and St. Joseph School La Salle

The school team of Sipalay Schools together with the USLS Team and Sipalay Vice Mayor Gina Lizares

Sixty-six BLT partners from two BLT sites in Hinoba-an and Sipalay CIity gathered for a fellowship and a partners meeting last April 22-23 at Tinagong Dagat Beach Resort.

Each school was represented by the school principal, feeding coordinator, BLT secretary and parent.

The school team, together with the staff of Institute for Negros Development, Business Resource Center and Integrated School-Community Services Center, discussed the challenges that they encountered and the success in implementing the feeding program.

Some best practices on how to sustain the program were also shared by some schools.

A workshop on self-appreciation was conducted by Leah Valencia-Hernandez of St. Joseph School – La Salle.

Each parent received a token of appreciation for their undying effort and support to the program.

Sipalay Vice Mayor Maria Gina Lizares also attended the workshop and promised the schools that she will support BLT and other activities into health and nutrition.

USLS-IND together with the LGUs of Hinoba-an and Sipalay is ready to implement BLT for 2015-16.