Our Lives Changed

Our Lives Changed
RSCC celebrates 37th year anniversary

37 years. Our staff became parents. Our center became homes.
In its humble beginnings, the Reception and Study Center for Children in Lubao, Pampanga, was once called Babies Home. Located in Pandan, Angeles City, Babies Home houses stories beyond the boundaries of DSWD.
In the early days of Field Office III, abandoned children were placed in hospitals to check on their health condition. With the reality however, that hospitals cannot accommodate them for a long period time, in their release they were placed in existing centers and institutions.
The scenario is far different now. With the inauguration of Babies Home under the leadership of then Regional Director and former Undersecretary Leticia A. Moises, abandoned children have a home with people serving them with love and care.
Caring for the abandoned children, even way back then, is a task that must not be confined within DSWD alone. In its inception, the invaluable contribution of the private sector proved to be crucial: when NGOs lend a hand to build Babies Home; when students share the warmth of their embrace.
Love and care although directed towards the children, were transcending beyond limitations and boundaries.
Was it not life changing – when staff go beyond normal hours of work on a regular basis without complain; only with the purest intentions of ensuring that the children will all be taken cared of at all times?
Was it not life changing – when college students at their young age voluntarily visit the children to hug their tender bodies and caress their delicate skin so that the children will know that love is abundant around them?
Was it not life changing – when the private sector partners with the government in pursuit of humanitarian endeavors?
Was it not life changing – when orphans became parents?
Thirty-seven years had passed, and we will count more; more stories of lives that have changed will be recorded. God indeed has been showering us with miracles we need not understand but has kept us better servants to glorify Him through serving His children.

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