The online news portal of TV5
BUTUAN CITY -- The Rotary Club of Sebastopol, California, USA and the Rotary Club of Metro Butuan have recently joined hands in a Rotarian way to serve and adopted Barangay Tag-abaca, this city, to implement its livelihood assistance projects.
Rotarians husband and wife team Frank and Kathleen Mayhew and Rotarian Barbara Beedon, all members and officials of the Rotary Club of Sebastopol, California, USA have recently flew in here in Butuan City from U.S. to see for themselves Barangay Tag-abaca.
In a press conference here Wednesday evening held at the Rajah Kulambo Function Room of the Mazaua Island Resort here, Garcia said one of the identified projects so far for the initial livelihood assistance was dispersal of about 60 piglets and ten cows for breeding which will be distributed to identified family-beneficiaries.
“We are only replicating our success in Barangay Nongnong here in Butuan City amidst all trials we overcome as the Rotary helped to make a difference in people’s lives in the area through livestock dispersal and construction of Barangay Water System in the area” Garcia said.
Kathleen Mayhew who is former president of the Rotary Club of Sebastopol, California, USA, with her husband, Frank, are Rotarians who have also engaged in similar projects in Uganda.
Under the Adopt a Village Program, a Rotary club in the developing country like Philippines selects a village, assesses its needs, and designs a project with health, food production, and education components as priority areas of concern.
The American Rotarians said during the news conference that in the Barangay Tag-abaca adopt a village project, the Rotary Club of Sebastopol, California, USA with the Rotary Club of Metro Butuan will implement the project that will usually cost in the estimates of $30,000.