News Release

LDS Charities Partners with Two Elementary Schools in La Carlota, Negros Occidental


LDS Charities signed a partnership with Yubo Elementary School and Miguel S. Mondia Elementary School of the Department of Education, Division of La Carlota City for the Project Faith in Every Footstep on July 12, 2017.

The MOA Signing ceremony held at the Yubo Elementary School launched the project and was attended by Schools Division Superintendent, Dr. Portia M. Mallorca, Division Officer-in-Charge Mr. Robert C. Caballero, Science Education Program Supervisor I (EPS) Dr. Zenaida V. Gahaton, Araling Panlipunan EPS Mrs. Joana Perpetua S. Tamba, Filipino EPS Mrs. Sonia B. Oplas.

Also in attendance were Barangay Captain Dennis D. Valencia, Miguel S. Mondia Elementary School Head Teacher Mrs. Norma P. Salazar, PTA President Pastor Gerry S. Timba, LDS Charities representatives Elder and Sister Zorn, Church Family Services representatives Elder and Sister Villarete, as well as parents, teachers and students of both school recipients.


The Project Faith in Every Footstep, initiated by Mr. Ronnel G. Tumonong, Yubo Elementary School Head, will provide water line and water storage for Yubo and Miguel S. Mondia Elementary Schools. The access to potable water will benefit the communities of both schools. LDS Charities will also provide a covered walkway for Yubo Elementary School.

The MOA signing event was successful as both parties agreed on the terms and conditions. The implementation of the proposed projects will soon start.

According to Mr. Ricky L. Cañete, a parent and School Governing Council Chairperson of Miguel S. Mondia Elementary School, “This project was planned and proposed two years ago upon seeing the need of the school and we never expected that this will be approved; that God will send people who would show and made us feel unmeasurable care for our children here in the mountains. We are deeply overwhelmed and will eternally be grateful.”


Diana Mae Arsaga, a student, echoed, “God is really good. We are very thankful that He sent people to help us in our situation, inspire us to study well in order to reach our dreams, and do the best we can because there are people who has big hearts to believe in our dreams.”

The project will allow everyone in the community to work together in turning the plan into a reality to benefit God’s little children.

LDS Charities is the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is focused on relieving suffering for families of all nationalities and religions, and offers hope for a better life for millions of people around the world.

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