Philippine Daily Inquirer: Negros group to exhibit arts, crafts in Makati to benefit feeding program

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By: Carla P. Gomez – Correspondent / @carlagomezINQInquirer Visayas / 12:20 PM October 17, 2019

BACOLOD CITY –– The Negrense Volunteers for Change (NVC), a non-profit organization, will showcase its story in a unique exhibit of art pieces and crafts at the Dasmariñas Village, Makati City.

The “BaiBai, Bukid,” which means the sea and the mountains in Hiligaynon, will run from October 22 to 24.

NVC president Millie Kilayko said they would exhibit mosaic art pieces which combine a skillful use of discarded Nespresso capsules, glass chips, eggshells and ceramic tiles in various themes along with tabletop items, which range from Christmas birds, napkin rings, statuettes, and religious items, all showcasing the artisans’ mastery of the mosaic craft in its most intricate form.

While the products are an output of its livelihood project, proceeds from the show will go to NVC’s nutrition program, a daily, six-month feeding protocol, mostly for infants and toddlers using Mingo, an instant nutritious and natural complementary food.

To date, NVC has served Mingo more than 8,500,000 times through its nutrition program, as well as emergency relief activities in areas like those hit by super typhoon Yolanda and in war-torn Marawi.

In addition to its Nutrition Program, NVC has also built over 200 classrooms, distributed more than 7,000 backpacks filled with school supplies, and endorsed over 4,900 motorized fishing boats to fishermen.

It has also provided livelihood support like sewing machines, carpentry and welding tools, as well as tricycles and pedicabs.

NVC was established nine years ago by a group of citizens from Negros Occidental who felt that all they wanted to perform were little acts of goodness in their own communities.