TACLOBAN CITY- A Turkish non-government organization treated students, teachers and staff of the Asian Development Foundation College (ADFC), this city, to a beef sharing. Kimse Yok Mu (KYM), a non-government organization carrying out humanitarian aid and development projects in 110 countries, was among the first international humanitarian groups to come to Tacloban and extend assistance to its people after supertyphoon Yolanda struck the city on November 8, 2013. Soner Malkoc, a volunteer to KYM, said that the beef sharing is an annual activity of their group wherein they share it to the poor people.
The activity is part of their campaign to promote peace and brotherhood, he added. The group bought cows and slaughtered them and shared fresh beef to the school’s staff and teachers. The school’s 1,600 students were also given their share of beef. KYM did similar beef sharing activity in 10 different cities in the Philippines, said Malkoc. Their organization, according to Malkoc, is happy to be part of Tacloban’s recovery and help the poor people affected by Yolanda. The beef sharing activity at the ADFC coincided with the month long celebration of the institution’s 30th anniversary last October 24. Malkoc said that they were happy to be of help to those in need and the smiles of the students during the beef sharing were enough compensation for them. (LIZBETH ANN A.ABELLA)