On August 18, China State Construction Engineering Corporation's KCC Project conducted a volunteer service event themed "Witnessing the Future and Expanding the Happiness Space" at the Soccskargen Drug Abuse and Rehabilitation Center in the Philippines. More than 70 individuals including employees of the KCC Project as well as staff and patients of the center took part in this activity.
Group picture of Visiting Volunteers and Patients at the Soccskargen Drug Abuse and Rehabilitation Center(Photo by He Yangchao)
Imelda Quinones, head of the Soccskargen Drug Abuse and Rehabilitation Center, extended a warm welcome to the volunteers from CSCEC. He said that CSCEC had come to Sarangani Bay and given their support by constructing the high-quality infrastructure for the rehabilitation center; today they returned to the center as volunteers to provide support and help local detoxification patients. As the world's largest investment and construction group, CSCEC always actively preforms its social responsibilities. The joint efforts of volunteers and caring individuals are expected to create a more comfortable environment and a brighter future for those struggling with drug addiction.
Picture of Volunteer Activity(Photo by He Yangchao)
Judy, a local employee of the KCC Project, introduced overseas development of CSCEC and social responsibility activities carried out locally by the KCC project, and taught the patients about construction site safety and first aid in emergencies. "I have gained a lot of knowledge from this lecture, and I hope you come here often!" Patient Guinohon said with a smile. In order to express his gratitude, Guinohon and his fellow patients presented song and dance performances for CSCEC volunteers.
Question-and-Answer Session(Photo by He Yangchao)
CSCEC employee gives lecture on Construction Site Safety and First Aid in Emergencies(Photo by He Yangchao)
Yuan Bofei, who was involved in construction of the Soccskargen Drug Abuse and Rehabilitation Center Project and now works for the KCC Project, took part in the volunteer activity. He said: "I have been working in the Philippines for five years. Today I come here to see the new life of detoxification patients, which proves that our work is meaningful. We will make continuous efforts to foster the China-Philippine friendship under the principle of extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits."
Visiting Drug Rehabilitation Center(Photo by He Yangchao)Volunteer service is an important part of the Belt and Road Initiative, and also promotes the development of the Belt and Road Initiative. The Blue Ocean Volunteer Service Team will continue to share China's experience, wisdom and solutions for sustainable development, so as to preserve CSCEC's core ideal of "expanding a happy living environment".