PNJK-IS and the Community By Megumi Faith P. Mallari

A successful institution does not only aim for its own greatness, but also the betterment of the people in the community.
The Philippine Nikkei Jin Kai International School (PNJK-IS), an institution that greatly believes in the importance of having and giving support to the community, has conductednumerous feeding programs, school-supply drives, medical missions and other various outreach activities.
PNJK-IS already established partnerships with Anawim Elementary School, Acacia Elementary School, Angliongto Elementary School, and Barangay Angliongto where PNJK-IS vowed to support the said institutions, giving and aiding them with the provisions that they need.
With its community relations programs being heightened in the past five years, PNJK-IS continuously endeavored to provide nutritional food supplies to the people residing in Barangay Angliongto, the Barangay wherein the school is located. Students and personnel from the school also visited Acacia Elementary School and Angliongto Elementary School to distribute food, school supplies and brand new slippers to the children, as well as engage with them through different games, and literacy programs such as Nihongo(Japanese language) learning sessions, Story-telling, and origami (art of paper folding) making. Students also participate in the clean-up drive of the Barangay Angliongto, waking up early in the morning to walk around the barangay to clean the sidewalk during the annual Girl Scout and Boy Scout camping.

PNJK-IS also sponsored books to the Angliongto Elementary School’s library.
In September 16, 2017, in celebration of PNJK-IS’ 25th year anniversary, the school hold a medical and dental mission for the residents of Pastora Alegre, Barangay Angliongto Buhangin District, Davao City held at the Barangay hall. Some 155 less fortunate residents availed the free medical and dental check-ups, free medicines and vitamins, as well as free food.

With the school’s mission to produce responsible leaders and assets of the community, it aims to continue on with its community projects to imbibe unto its students the importance of helping the people and having a heart for service and giving. PNJK-IS believes that by reaching out to others, it is able to provide life-changing experiences and experiential learning to the participating students and personnel.

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