More than 5,000 members of the Couples for Christ yesterday joined the ANCOP, or Answering the Cry of the Poor, global walk to raise funds for poor children in Dumaguete City.
The CFC’s major programs intended to support it social ministry to help and work with the poor, through education, livelihood, health and community development, Raul Villanueva, CFC area director in Negros Oriental, said.
The walk aims at raising funds for the education of poor children under the ANCOP Child Sponsorship Program.
Villanueva said the walk was done simultaneously in 81 provinces in the Philippines and several countries in various continents at their own time.
The activity intends to create awareness of ANCOP’s presence in the community and to generate funds to financially support the education program for the poor, Villanueva added.
Expected beneficiaries of the project also include the physically challenged children and youth in Dumaguete and the municipalities of Negros Oriental.
Among those participating in the global walk were the CFC Family Ministries-Singles for Christ, Youth for Christ, Kids for Christ, Handmaids of the Lord and Servants of the Lord.
Organizers also tapped parishes, private and public schools and corporations to join the event.
The event was launched yesterday at the SM Mall of Asia, to be replicated in other parts of the Philippines.
It has also been staged in countries where CFC members are actively ministering. Canada has been doing it for five years, while the United States is on its second year. Australia, Saudi Arabia, and Europe are participating in the Walk this year, together with the Philippines.
Other provinces in the country that staged the walk are Negros Oriental, La Union, Pangasinan, Isabela, Nueva Viscaya, Quirino, Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, Zambales, Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Quezon, Rizal, Mindoro Occidental, Mindoro Oriental, Marinduque, Palawan, Albay, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Masbate, Sorsogon, Biliran, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Iloilo, Negros Occidental, Bohol, Cebu, Agusan del Norte, Surigao del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Basilan, ZamboangaSibugay, Zamboanga City, Davao City and South Cotabato.*RG
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