Days with the Lord – Women (DWTL-W) is one of the religious organizations at Ateneo de Naga University (ADNU) wherein I was a member way back in 2003 then became its moderator (from 2007 until 2010) when I was a college professor of said university and presently one of the organization’s alumnae.
Today, the DWTL-W conducted the annual celebration of Pasko sa Sta. Rafaela at McDonald’s. Pasko sa Sta. Rafaela is an annual Christmas outreach activity for the selected students of Sta. Rafaela Elementary School. The aim of the outreach program is for underprivileged kids to experience a McDonald’s party at least once during their childhood. It is one way of giving happiness to young students of Sta. Rafaela and let them feel the spirit of giving during the holiday season.
Pasko sa Sta. Rafaela started in 2003 when then members of the DWTL-W solicited funds from faculty members of the university to hold said activity that year. Then in 2008 and 2009, when I was still the moderator, we again revived the outreach program of holding McDonald’s Christmas Party with the street children of Naga City as our beneficiaries. In 2010, we decided to again organize the Pasko sa Sta. Rafaela and since then it has become an annual event.
The Pasko sa Sta. Rafaela became a success through the generosity of the ADNU DWTL-W alumnae and with the assistance of its current members. And through the grace of “Manoy Jess,” hopefully it will be a continued success for many years to come.
P.S.: A video of our activity was also made by the students of Naga City Science High School (Kryptonite Productions) that you can watch here.