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From a Tzu Chi donor’s kindness, school kids get fresh milk

September 05, 2019 | Jonas Trinidad

Students of Pasong Tamo Elementary School (PTES) receive their carton of milk from the Tzu Chi volunteers during the September 5 milk distribution activity. 【Photo by Jonas Trinidad】

Story Highlights

  • After receiving a substantial donation of fresh milk, Tzu Chi volunteers share them with the children of two public schools in Quezon City. On September 5, a total of 1,036 schoolchildren received a carton of milk each to aid in their growth and share with their families.


After receiving a substantial donation of fresh milk, Tzu Chi volunteers distribute them to the students of two public schools in Quezon City.

A total of 1,036 students from Old Balara Elementary School and Pasong Tamo Elementary School on September 5 received a carton of fresh milk each from the foundation. Both schools have maintained good affinity with Tzu Chi for the past six years through activities such as recycling and relief operations.

“The milk will be a great help in [the children’s] growth, even better they can share it with their families,” said Vida Briones, a teacher at Pasong Tamo Elementary School.

Students under the schools’ feeding program were prioritized in the list of recipients. As a one-liter carton of fresh milk costs over Php100, Monica Cadag attests that Tzu Chi’s milk donation is a big boon to them.

“We can hardly buy milk every month, so this is a blessing,” said Monica, whose daughter goes to Pasong Tamo Elementary School.

Tzu Chi volunteer Woon Ng hopes that the children reciprocate the blessings they received on that day by doing good deeds.

“I hope that the cycle of goodness continues to move. Just as we shared our blessings with the children, I hope that the children share their blessings with others,” said Ng.

  • Tzu Chi distributed cartons of milk to students of Old Balara Elementary School & Pasong Tamo Elementary School【Photo by Jonas Trinidad】

  • A total of 1,036 students from two schools were the beneficiaries. 【Photo by Jonas Trinidad】

  • Representing the faculty of Pasong Tamo Elementary School is Vida Briones thank Tzu Chi for the wonderful donation. 【Photo by Jonas Trinidad】

  • A carton of milk may not look much, but most of these children come from poor families who can barely afford basic necessities, much less milk to help kids develop strong bones. 【Photo by Jonas Trinidad】