CATEGORY: CHANGE CATALYST
WINNER: NATIONAL FEDERATION OF WOMEN CLUBS OF THE PHILIPPINES (NFWC)
ENTRY: “LIGAO WOMAN’S CLUB (LWC)”
Founded in 1953, the LWC adopted NFWC’s five comprehensive base programs, namely, child and youth welfare, education and culture, family welfare, environmental protection, and public affairs.
Under this FIVE-point program, LWC embarked on several significant projects and activities with long-term impact, among others, the traditional Christmas Gift-giving Day, the Ligao town’s first nursery school and puericulture center, the parish formation center, tree planting and mangrove enhancement and scholarship program for human development.
To date, LWC continues to fulfill its work and advocacy in assisting the two most vulnerable sectors of society – women and children – which appropriately fits its acronym, LWC, for “Love for Women and Children.”