Building a Legacy of Service: Exploring the Rotaract Club of Cebu Fuente – University of San Carlos

By Belle Ashley Macalintal | Posted on December 22, 2023

“Right from the beginning of every activity, we do not worry about its success because we guarantee that we only deliver the best and our recipients greatly benefit.” – Rotaract Club of Cebu Fuente

Over the years, the club has earned recognition not only within the school but also at district and national levels. Honors like the USC’s Excellence Awards Top Outstanding Campus Student Organization Award, District Exemplary Club-Platinum Awardee, and GEAR Awards Exemplary Club-Platinum Awardee which signifying its dedication to excellence.

Established initially on June 27, 2008, and later officially chartered on March 6, 2009, the Rotaract Club of Cebu Fuente – University of San Carlos started its service and community engagement.

Three standout projects of Rotaract Club of Cebu Fuente – University of San Carlos: the 12 Days of Christmas, Strands of Hope, and Modagayday.

  1.  12 Days of Christmas is the club’s banner project. It is an umbrella project consisting of 12 individual projects organized during the Christmas season. Some of the successful projects among these were: (1) BaLIK-HAndog, a story-writing and -telling activity which catered to the children of Kythe Cebu at the Cebu Cancer Institute; (2) UPGRADE, a webinar targeted towards business-minded students and start up entrepreneurs; (3) Agri Ka Dito!, a seminar on soil acidity and improving crop yields for the farmers of Brgy. Taptap, Cebu City; (4) Liham ng Pag-asa, a letter-writing activity meant to spread hope and love for the rehab patients recovering from addiction people in House of Hope; (5) Liwanag 2022, a fundraising event for the children of Everlasting Hope Cebu; (6) Senior Moments 2022, a fun day with the elders of Gasa sa Gugma; and (7) Islandspiration and Bookas Palad, a fundraising activity for hygiene kits and a book donation drive, respectively,  for the students of President Carlos P. Garcia Technical Vocational School of Fisheries and Arts, Bien Unido, Bohol. 
  2. Strands of Hope Year 3, is a hair donation drive that has successfully provided strands of hair made into wigs to be used by cancer patients and people with other health-related needs for three consecutive years.
  3. Modagayday, which started out as a water donation drive for the victims of Super Typhoon Odette last 2021, which has since then evolved into a disaster-response project of the club and has provided  hygiene kits and potable water to the victims of the Luzon earthquake in Abra, Benguet, and to the victims of flooding in Aloran, Misamis Occidental.

The club’s success relies on the distinctive leadership skills of its officers, shaping RACCF-USC into a strong organization. Collaboration among officers with diverse work ethics fostered growth, while regular meetings facilitated communication. The club prioritizes community service and values member participation.

Striving to continue past successes, the club faces challenges in retaining members due to academic commitments. They aim to inspire engagement through initiatives focused on Rotary, Rotaract, and Interact values. Planning novel and sustainable projects is a priority for the coming year, although executing projects follows university guidelines and scheduling around members’ academic responsibilities. Building a stronger relationship with the university is essential for support in community initiatives.

“Padayon, RACCF-USC”

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