The Phi Lambda Delta Sorority and Phi Kappa Mu Fraternity showcase their service projects with an impressive exhibit
By: Rory Nakpil
With the thrust service that seeks no glory, the Phi Lambda Delta Sorority and Phi Kappa Mu Fraternity come together under their service arm Pagkalma: Pagkalinga sa Kalusugan ng Mamamayan to celebrate Phi Service Month from August to September. For this year’s service month, they announced the undertaking of events directed towards promoting and improving the health of children with a grand exhibit displayed in Calderon Hall Lobby on August 23, 2018.
Together, they will be holding multiple Bloodline blood drives in UP Diliman on September 4 and the PGH Atrium on September 11. Another blood drive, Operation Blood Brothers, will be held on September 14 in Philippine Women’s University.
Phi Lambda Delta will be extending their HIV-AIDS advocacy, EmpoweRED, beyond medical students and college students, bringing the conversation to high school students. Under the umbrella of their flagship project Milk Matters, they will be holding Express Yourself, a social media awareness campaign promoting breastfeeding.
Phi Kappa Mu will be launching a new project, Fortiphi, a health program intended to uplift the current health status of young school children in the country. They will be expanding their mental health advocacy, Usapang Isipan, by bringing the project to high school students with Kabataang Usapang Isipan and holding an Usapang Isipan Training Program in PGH for medical students and professionals.
Alongside the service projects and other activities that they hold throughout the year, these doctors and doctors-in-training are pushing for the expansion of their established events under the theme “kalusugan ng kabataan, kaunlaran ng bayan” by presenting their health advocacies to younger audiences, as well as innovating and creating new projects with child health at the center for their service month this year.