Volunteers under the Western Mindanao State University (WMSU)- Center for Hands of Goodwill (HANDOG) participated in the Project Lawin program initiated by the Mindanao Emergency Response Network (MERN) at the Ateneo de Zamboanga University of this city.
MERN is a network of several Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) organized to provide rapid relief for displaced families during times of crisis. They are committed to accept the responsibility of helping disaster victims rebuild their lives and their communities so that they can sustain themselves. Moreover, Project Lawin was realized to address the deleterious effect of the recent calamity brought about by Typhoon Lawin, thus the name.
True to its call of service above self, the HANDOG volunteers are one with the vision of the University President-Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho in promoting excellence in all aspects of the university be it in volunteerism. Joining the HANDOG volunteers were WMSU’s University Student Council (USC) Vice President-Sarah Mae Sales, USC-Senate President-Midzmar Kulani, OIC Vice President for Research, Development and Extension-Dr. Roberto B. Torres, Prof. Eulyn Tangalin, HANDOG Advisers-Allain Paragas and Jerrick Gerard Go. (Report from HANDOG thru WMSU-Public Affairs Office)