"Sometimes in tragedy we find out life's purpose." – Robert Brault
It's been two years since typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) affected the northern part of Antique. Houses were rebuilt and the community is back on track but the memories still linger and will remain for a very long time.
Among those destroyed were the musical equipment of Sto. Rosario Elementary School's drum and lyre corp in Tibiao town. Children, unlike adults, have their own ways of coping with these kinds of situation. They are living on their own little world surrounded by a big bubble of joy. They tend to forget easily and create new happy memories. It was a humbling experience to see the teachers and students excited with the various brasses and percussion instrument recently turned over by Antique branch.
Honestly, it was chaos but a beautiful one. Everyone was eager to get their hands on the new instruments and the smiles on their faces were very evident. It felt like Christmas in the middle of October.
The granting of their wishes may be years late, but the happiness and enthusiasm were still there. The teachers and stakeholders were in full support and extended their appreciation to CitySavings. Indeed, we can do well by doing good.
Now that they have instruments, the students are now ready to make beautiful music to heal the past and to make a new sound for a better future.