JCI Zugbuana introduces 'WeLight' project for fisherfolk in Gilutongan Island

"Giving hope through light."

This is the banner theme of one of JCI Zugbuana's annual projects, WeLight. This year, the focus was livelihood empowerment and through a conversation with SEED4COMM, one of the country's prominent non-profit organizations, Gilutongan Island's fisherfolk were the chosen beneficiaries. The goal was to give proper night-fishing equipment to the fisherfolk who spend four to five hours per night diving underwater looking for some catch. Thus, the idea of providing rechargeable underwater flashlights was born in order to replace the regular flashlights that fisherfolk had to wrap with rubber to avoid getting them wet when night-fishing.

Metrobank Foundation Inc. fully funded the donation of 120 rechargeable flashlights and a 560W Solar-Powered Charging Station setup to the island. JCI Zugbuana also reached out to Advanced Supply PH, a solar panel manufacturer and direct supplier, and JBC Design and Works, a solar setup installer here in Cebu in order to set up the solar-powered charging station on the island on November 9, 2022. (SPONSORED CONTENT)