Collaboration and Communion: Girls Got This Year End Impact Meeting
The GGT Circle 1ST Annual Meeting was held on January 29, 2023 in Bayfront Hotel in North Reclamation Area, Mandaue City, Cebu in the Philippines. The participants present during the meeting were junior high school students aged 14 to 17 years old.
The activity started at 10 AM and was hosted and led by FundLife staff and adult companions from the partner barangays & schools. The girls were gathered inside the Badian 1 session hall after signing the attendance sheet where preliminaries and quick introductions were done. Beginning the event was a teamwork exercise facilitated by the Senior Project Coordinator-Miss Angelique Villamor which allowed the students to collaborate, make friends, and talk about life updates and experiences.
The GGT Adviser gave her welcome address and emphasized that the event would focus on student development through various youth-led activities. Then, an inspirational message from Consuelo Program Officer Miss Kris encouraged the participants to continue their journey with FundLife & believe in their dreams.
An Ambassador of the Philippines delivered her powerful message to the students and enlightened their minds. After the message, Miss Shiela Marie Lato presented the admin staff & the official set of GGT officers to the attendees. This was followed by the induction of officers headed by Miss Richelle Libaton. Then, newly-elected GGT president Marian Rose Dacles gave her inaugural address.
Next, it was time for lunch. Students quietly queued and waited for their turn in getting their food and, once they returned to their tables, they enjoyed the time they had to mingle with friends, relax, and enjoy the company of their fellow students.
The lunch break was followed by the presentation of 2023 Activities & Plans of GGT. The response from the participants was overwhelming as the students were both amazed & happy because of the exciting line-up of activities for the year. As early as this meeting in January, they were already expressing their excitement to attend the monthly activities.
The closing remarks were given by the Executive Director of FundLife International, Mr. Marko Kasic. The participants were very happy to finally see him in person for the first time. A few were even very excited to pose for photos with him.
The event ended with photos of the group together and the students left with smiles on their faces, expressing their excitement for the next event.