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Update on Use of  Donation from Our Lady's School, Cowley

You may recall that on 26 February 2007 officers of FilCom Oxford were honoured to receive a cheque donation for 200 from the children and staff of Our Lady's School, Cowley (see original report). 

Our Lady Certificate

The money was used to buy materials to create 120 packs of school supplies for distribution to poor children.  The packs comprised 1 long plastic wallet, 1 long folder, 2 notebooks, 1 writing pad, 1 x 12 inch ruler, 1 pair scissors, 16 coloured crayons, 1 paper paste, 1 pencil sharpener, 1 pencil, 2 erasers, 1 scotch tape and some writing paper (see photos below).

Packs of School Supplies ready for distribution Contents of School Pack

  On November 3, 2007 Jose Ariel Lanada and the founder of FilCom Oxford, Sister Clare Joseph, distributed the packs to 120 less fortunate pupils in a remote part of the province of Antique and in part of Duenas, Iloilo in the Philippines. Pupils, parents and teachers were very delighted and grateful to receive the generous donation from Our Lady's School.

Below: Pupils from Duenas, Iloilo receive their packs of supplies

Pupils from Duenas  Pupils from Duenas, Iloilo
Pupils from Duenas, Iloilo

Below: Pupils in Sibalom, Antique after receiving their packs of school supplies

Pupils at Sibalom, Antique Pupil at Sibalom, Antique


2008 Filipino Community of Oxfordshire