UNO-R Coeds, Grande Feed Tots

Some 60 kids in Purok Ceres, Brgy Handumanan, Bacolod availed of nutritious foods served by students of UNO-Recoletos, in partnership with El Grande Foundation, Inc.

Kids at Purok Ceres, Brgy Handumanan, Bacolod City pose after the feeding by El Grande Foundation,Inc. represented by Chairman Elizabeth Jocson, and UNO-R BSBA students enrolled in Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance Subject led by teacher Ruth Dusaran Concepcion, center, with Purok Chairman Efren Taocta, far right.* (RMondragon / Grande photo)


The students involved were enrolled in BS in Business Administration major in marketing, as part of their hands-on Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance Subject.

According to their teacher Ms Ruth Dusaran Concepcion, she believes that imparting education to the students is not only within the four corners of the classroom, but sending them to the field so they will experience the real scenario in the community, that will soon become their clients in their respective jobs. It will also enhance their capability in establishing public relations with the community.

Chairman Elizabeth Jocson, who represented Engr Eddie Granada, founder of El Grande Foundation, said extending social services like feeding the children in indigent communities is part of the foundation’s commitment to help.

“This is aside from the free training on computer hardware servicing catered to out-of-school youths to enable them find livelihood and uplift them economically. The trainee is given a graduation certificate once he is able to dismantle and assemble a computer unit in a three-month training period. Head trainer is Raylan Mondragon and his assistant is Efren Taocta, who is also one of the Grande graduates and now employed with one of the private institutions in town teaching computer hardware servicing. He even expresses gratitude to Grande for the opportunity which he never expect in his life,” she said.

Grande is a recipient of computer units donated by Rick Zander, an American philantropist who had been supporting Grande’s mission to help the indigents.*