Mary Elizabeth Anne Y. Riego
For our NSTP class this term, we were to implement two projects for our adopted community in Brgy. Sun Valley, Paranaque City. The two projects we implemented were CANDLE MAKING WITH MARKETING SEMINAR & LIFE SKILLS SEMINAR. I was part of the Candle Making with Marketing Seminar group. In our group, we divided the jobs to those in charge of the candle making itself and some were in charge of the marketing seminar. My task was to know the different materials needed for the candling making and the different techniques we could teach the community. The candle making was allotted for two meetings, and one meeting for the marketing seminar. As soon as our three meetings were done, it was time for the Life Skills Seminar to do their part. Since it was not our group or we didn't have any tasks to be done, we were asked to be the audience and participants of the different activites held. We had three seminars from the Life Skills group, namely: Stress Management Seminar, Financial Seminar, and Communications Seminar. I can say that we have learned a lot from those three seminars, as well as the host families.
Now that our community exposure is done, it is quite sad because we have learned a lot from the host families and we hope they have learned something from us as well. We must admit that it was a bit hassle to wake up early just to go to our CWTS class but during the last meeting, when both the students and host families had to deliberate, when the host families said that we, students, inspired them, it is very touching. They said that we showed them that the stereotypical outlooks on Lasallians are not true and that we cared for other people. It was nice to hear this from them because this is what we wanted to show. Not every Lasallian is classy and we are just normal people as well. I can say that we will leave this class and that community with beautiful memories, new learnings, and a new family....
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