Far Eastern University’s (FEU) NSTP Student Group No FV1213, writes about their EPCALM immersion experience. Read their account below:
As first year students, we’re obliged to do a 16- hour immersion project. We were assigned to help the EPCALM Adult Leukemia Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. Just like every other student, we used to have this driving force/ thought that we have to finish this volunteer work to pass our NSTP1 subject.
Until, we heard the patients’ stories. Their struggles and experiences being a leukemia patient have made these patients stronger, brought them closer to their family and gave them a more intimate relationship with God. EPCALM taught us the real meaning of volunteer work. We don’t just work to pass our NSTP1 subject, we do it to help, motivate and inspire others.
Our EPCALM experience reminded us of a verse from the Bible, Colossians 3: 23, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord and not for men.” EPCALM is more than just a Leukemia Center; EPCALM has a heart.
FEU NSTP Group FV1213: Jamias, Julia; Tazan, Lovely Rose; Gerzan, Marion; Feliciano, Alyssa; and Cruz, Nina.
Thank you FEU for your commitment to the NSTP Program!
Thank you NSTP for your program of involving the youth in society!