One hundred and fifty children from the partner communities of the University of Santo Tomas in Bamban, Tarlac; Marilao,
Bulacan; Antipolo, Rizal; and Montalban, Rizal took part in the 2018 celebration of Makibata. They were accompanied by their community leaders.
The Makibata 2018: Pusong Tomasino activity is an annual community development project of the UST Student Organization Coordinating Council (SOCC) in coordination with the Office for Student Affairs (OSA) and the UST SIMBAHAYAN Community Development Office (SCDO) where recognized student organizations actively participate in the various activities of the children.
This is conducted for the children to experience the love of the Thomasian community.
In this year’s Makibata, a three-phased project that started in February 13 and ended on February 15, 2018, was conducted. For Phase One, the children showcased their talents in singing and dancing to present their
cultural traditions as they visited the different offices of the University. Partner student organizations and departments for their part, provided different workshops like Arnis tutorial, drawing, children’s painting classes, and reading workshop.
In the Second Phase, the children had an educational tour of the Museo Pambata. The children also visited and toured around Manila Ocean Park, a marine theme park.
At the Plaza Mayor of the University, other partner student organizations prepared booths, set-up inflatable playing equipment, gave freebies, and provided activities for the children. Student organizations were assisted by volunteers and sponsors