February 9, 2023

An 18-man delegation from South Korea has reached out to pupils and students of three public schools in Baguio, extending financial support and supplies to the beneficiaries.
Officers and members of the South Korea’s District 356-D of the Lions Clubs International led by their district governor Kim Wan-ho handed over $3,000 financial grant to 20 students of Santo Tomas National High School, Sto. Tomas Elementary School, and Adiwang ES.
The high school grantees received $100 each while the elementary grantees received $50 each.
Among the grantees are Muslim students, whose families were among those who have migrated to the Summer Capital due to peace and order and other concerns in southern Mindanao.
Assisted by officers and members of various Lions Clubs in northern Luzon led by District 301-C district governor Modesto Imayaho, the visiting Lions also donated school supplies such as books, t-shirts, sports equipment, and uniforms, among other things.
The Lions members also spent time with individuals with visual impairment, who also benefited from the feeding program and gift-giving activity.
The visiting Lions and their local counterparts likewise planted dozens of pine tree saplings near the Sto. Tomas rain catch basin in Mount Cabuyao in Tuba, Benguet before proceeding to Baguio.
Imayaho said the outreach mission by the Lions from South Korea started from a simple request for them to visit Baguio. The Korean district governor earlier promised to visit Baguio but said such visit must be memorable, thus the conduct of an outreach mission.
The Korean Lions district governor is a known philanthropist in his region. – Harley F. Palangchao