Chergelyn C. Mata
Quota International of Cebu East, Cebu, Philippines
Quota International of Cebu East submits the Club Secretary, Ms. Chergelyn C. Mata, as our Volunteer of Year, nominated by all the officers and members:
QI of Cebu East was chartered April 25, 2012 and since then, everybody was enthusiastic in what Quota world will give us inspiration in doing the service for others especially the hearing impaired. In this regard, Lyn, as we call her, shows more inspiration for us in whatever we plan for the new chartered QI Cebu East. She, being young and ambivalent, showed the enthusiasm and willingness to serve the club, just like any other officers and members of the club who also are facilitators of the Literacy Program in Sign Language classes every Sunday, but she is more focused on doing things as early as possible.
Aside from supporting the Literacy Program, she has done the exemplary thing of teaching the Braille Reading and Writing classes for everybody who wants to learn it on the same schedule every Sunday. She teaches sign language in the morning and Braille in the afternoon. And she encourages our hearing impaired brethren to show that they are able to help the community because we are here to bridge them “We are bridging the gap between the hearing world and non-hearing world.”
Furthermore, she continues to support the whole year campaign of “Healthy Hearing” sharing what’s the important of having a good hearing and the bad side effect of abusing the gift of hearing, designing our campaign material during our Sunday Sign Language Classes and her in her work place. She supports the feeding program initiated by the President in Sitio Komon, Bacayan, Cebu City for twice a month starting last July 2012 to the malnourished children of the Informal Settlers in said area.