“Since 2011, it is already part of FSP’s tradition to conduct a Stewardship Day in the month of July as a celebration of partnership amongst its clients which also includes the ZABIDA Staff.”, says Ms. Nujom J. Hadjibata, FSP Program Coordinator. The main part of every Stewardship Day celebration is a Tree-Planting Activity.Financing Services Program (FSP) under the Zamboanga-Basilan Integrated Development Alliance, Inc. (ZABIDA) celebrated its 6th year anniversary as a Financial Assistance service provider to its clients and ZABIDA Staff.
The celebration took 2 separate Saturdays of planting trees – the first Tree Planting Activity was conducted last July 8, 2017 with the clients, selected ZABIDA Regional Management Staff, Katilingban sa Kalambuan Organization staff, Youth for Solidarity and Peace Volunteers, Philippine Red Cross staff and volunteers, Task Force Zamboanga and Verde Zamboanga Inc. Board members. During the short opening program, Hon. Rolando M. Soler, Barangay Chairman of Barangay Sinubong expressed, on behalf of its people, their gratitude towards the support and trust of ZABIDA. He also shared his personal joy that ZABIDA chose their Barangay in planting trees.
Also present was Ms. Leticia Enriquez, Board Member of Verde Zamboanga Inc. (VZI) wherein she gave a brief introduction of VZI as an Non-Profit Organization focusing on protecting the Environment. For the 2nd Saturday, which happened last July 15 of this year, the Tree Planting Activity was participated by the ZABIDA workforce that includes the staff from Peace Advocates Zamboanga Foundation, Reach-Out to Others Foundation, Katilingban sa Kalambuan Organization Inc., Staff and volunteers of the Philippine Red Cross, Youth for Solidarity and Peace Volunteers, Task Force Zamboanga, and the ZABIDA Regional Management Office Staff.
About 1000 seedlings were generously given by the Zamboanga Water District, all were planted along Mountain-view, Barangay Sinubong. (Deorenzie Frances Carreon/ZABIDA)