The Lions Step In
Japanese and Filipino Lions teamed up to build a library in the Philippines for children in need. “We decided to build this library so that the children in this community can have a place to research and study,” said Geraldine Colomo of the Makati Golden Lions Club. Lions also felt the library needed a multi-media center. “A computer is necessary nowadays,” said Shinzo Suzuki of the Nagoya West Lions Club. “So I like them to study or get more knowledge about computer use.” And with support from Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF), Lions provided new computers and educational software for the library.
A New Chapter
“Through the help of LCIF, the Nagoya West Lions Club and the Makati Golden Lions Club built a library for the children to have an education,” said Pat Serrano of the Makati Golden Lions Club. Just knowing that the children will be educated and have a bright future ahead of them is extremely gratifying to the Lions who took part in the project. According to Dang Loreano, a member of the Makati Golden Lions Club, “I hope that through this library these kids will realize their dreams someday.”
LCIF provided an international assistance grant for the library. Lions in the Philippines also partnered with Lions from Japan to complete the project.