Lao Foundation visited Fr. Marie Eugene Family Development Foundation Inc. in Angat, Bulacan last September 16, 2016 to explore its program and services.

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MEFAMDEV was founded by Notre Dame de Vie (NDV) Institute, a secular institute which lives by the Carmelite spirituality. The foundation is said to be the testimony of the members’ desires to uphold the teachings of their founder, Fr. Marie Eugene of the Child Jesus. MEFAMDEV is committed to work in partnership with families by implementing programs and activities that aim to address their material and spiritual poverty.

Programs and services:

1. Participative Survey
2. Education
3. Human and Values Formation
4. Livelihood
5. Promotion of Health and Medical Referral
6. Psycho-social intervention
7. Spiritual and Apostolic Formation

The LFI team had a fruitful meeting with MEFAMDEV Executive Director Lyra Del Castillo and her staff. MEFAMDEV showed an informative video about the foundation, its beneficiaries, and what the foundation has accomplished since its establishment in 2006.

LFI also had the opportunity to interact with the student-beneficiaries who were around for their tutorial class taught by a MEFAMDEV staff, who is a retired teacher. These students expressed their desires to become a nurse, a military man, a chef, a teacher, and to take up further education in TechVoc studies.

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Moving forward, LFI is looking forward to working with MEFAMDEV either as its direct partner or as a sponsor of its student-beneficiaries who qualify in the College and Techvoc scholarship programs of LFI’s existing partners.

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