Pinoy Zumba Lovers (PZL), an exercise group that convenes every Friday to work out and raise funds via attendance fee worth KD 1, donated pampers, milk and electric fans in particular to aid undocumented Filipino children currently housed with their mothers at FWRC. The Wife of Philippine Labor Attaché Gwen Chavez in cooperation with coordinators of the PZL spearheads the group’s charity project.
Chavez told The Times that initially only half of the money was collected as the venue was donated without fee by the Radisson Blu Hotel’s Viking Club, but since the group’s number has grown from twelve to a hundred to date, the group had to move to a bigger venue to accommodate attendees every Friday, thus the amount was raised to KD 1 to help pay for the rent of the venue and still manage to keep funds for its charity projects.
The donations were handed over to the Welfare Officer Norlita Lugtu and in the presence of the Assistant Labor Attaché Ching Ardivilla, coordinators of PZL and members of the recruitment agencies in Kuwait.
Currently, there are seven children in the Philippine Embassy’s shelter in Hateen, and PZL makes every effort to extend support to the children in the coming days. A feeding program is also in the pipeline and is scheduled for the end of the month for distressed workers at FWRC, and members of PZL have been encouraged to take active participation in the project. Certain individuals who have heard of the group’s initiatives have come forward to volunteer and offered to donate pampers and milk for the children of both shelters.
“This is all about giving and sharing to those who have none, big or small is not what matters,” commented Editha Hael, one of the coordinators of PZL. “Being a part of the Friday group of PZL gave me the opportunity to be a part of creating that awareness among expatriates the value of being well and healthy and be able to share to those who are less fortunate”, added Bill Valenzuela, one of the coordinators of PZL. Recently several groups and organizations including the Filipino Community (Filcom) as well as investment teams such as Republika ng Filinvestors have joined the workout and offered assistance to PZl’s projects.
Due to a growing number of attendees, PZL has moved to the Judo Hall, second floor of Qadsiya Club beside The Sultan Center in Hawally and welcomes everyone to join the workout every Friday. To get more information on updates, everyone is advised to check its account on Facebook: Zumba Group Inc. or contact any of its coordinators. PZL thank everyone who continuously supports their projects and urges everyone to be part of them. “It’s not just about Zumba, it’s about giving a piece of your heart,” stated PR Coordinator Darla Emberso.