The Embassy of Israel, in partnership with the Shalom Club–Nueva Ecija brought early holiday cheers to more than 150 children from San Antonio Weste Elementary School in Lupao, Nueva Ecija.
In a Christmas outreach project on December 5, the school children received gifts and meals from the Embassy of Israel represented by Deputy Chief of Mission Yulia Rachinsky-Spivakov.
Shalom Club-Nueva Ecija chapter organized the outreach project, in coordination with local and school officials and with the assistance of Central Luzon State University (CLSU). The club provided food for the guests and other participants, including officials from the municipality, village, school, and Parent-Teacher-Community Association.
Also during the event, CLSU Extension Office donated vegetable seeds and fruit tree seedlings with technology leaflets to the school, and gave technology-themed souvenir mugs and pens to the local officials and school teachers.
Shalom Club is an international friendship group composed of scholars and experts who were trained in Israel in our official development program under MASHAV, Israel’s agency for international development cooperation. Upon their return, they formed the club dedicated to contribute to their countries through development studies and special projects.