TACLOBAN CITY – The Rotary Club of Chinatown Manila District 3810 is very committed to uplift the lives of typhoon Yolanda survivors. The club, headed by its first class president Zeni Yao and Rotary International District 3810 Governor for Rotary Year 2013-2014 district governor Karen Tama, has donated sewing machines to women inmates at the Tacloban City Jail Female Dorm last May 19. In donating sewing machines to female inmates, the Rotary Club of Chinatown Manila believed that the inmates should be provided with livelihood skills so that when they go back to the normal life of being free, they will be empowered. Aside from the sewing machines, the Rotary Club of Chinatown Manila has also donated pedicab units for Tacloban’s drivers who lost their source of income because of Yolanda. “This is a big help to the people of Tacloban who lost their means of livelihood after typhoon Yolanda,” Yaokasin said. Earlier, the group donated six classrooms to the Northern Tacloban City National High School (NTCNHS) through the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. and Tacloban Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Inc. on its endeavors, particularly on classroom donations. Meantime, one of their member-clubs the Rotary of Manila 101, presented Science Laboratory Equipment/Water Filters to the Sacred Heart College. The turnover was led by the club’s first class president Joyce Reyes. Rotary club’s motto is “Service Above Self,” which exemplifies the humanitarian spirit of the Rotarians all over the world. (VICKY C. ARNAIZ)