By SITTIE NAZIMA O. RASCAL
The Operation Center (OPCEN) of Marawi City Division (MCD) has started its Ramadan seven-day outreach program for 2021 to extend help to the less fortunate teachers, learners, and parents in the city schools’ division.
Madame Anna Zenaida A. Unte, OPCEN’s deputy focal person, said the team decided to hold the program in the new OPCEN’s office which started on May 3 until May 12, 2021 or until supplies last.
Unte said they asked their friends and relatives to donate preloved items which were assorted and all branded items were selected.
They sorted things from brand new clothes to brand new mukna, to sacks of rice and cash for raffle prices for the learners, teachers, and parents.
On its first day, OPCEN catered 150 parents and teachers who came early as five o’clock in the morning.
The mechanics of the program says that it is a first come first serve basis; first come first to pick one choice only; five shoppers at a time to pick their respective choices; five minutes allotted time to shop and choose item; bring their own eco-bag; and try the raffle items by picking up raffle stubs after shoping.
The team is strictly observing the mechanics and the minimum health protocols.
Madame Anna Zenaida A. Unte is hoping for more partner donors who shall be donating to help our less fortunate teachers, learners, and parents.
She wishes that everybody also in their little ways can extend helping hands to our brothers and sisters.
The OPCEN’s Ramadhan Outreach Program was initiated way before when Madame Anna Zenaida A. Unte was still the Alternative Learning Supervisor at MCD.
It was an annual activity where they visited different places to help those less fortunate learners, teachers, and parents.
OPCEN was created in August 2017 specifically for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Marawi division during the time of former Education Regional Secretary John Magno of the defunct Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).
Education Asec Alfhadar pajiji is the OPCEN Focal Person. TRS