Enriching lives the Recollect way!
CST-R Gives Ultimate Gifts, Memories and Assistance (CST-R GUGMA) is the community outreach arm of Colegio de Sto. Tomas-Recoletos that focuses on three key points:
- Ultimate Gifts – include values formation, education across age and gender, and evangelization of the beneficiary community through periodic visits and activities (i.e. recollection, counselling, Catechism sessions, and religious events) led by Thomasians who are openly generous with their time and talent;
- Memories – are the fun and life-changing impact of the GUGMA programs on the lives and formation of the members of the beneficiary community; programs are interesting for the children and youth yet lasting and consistent so that they grow imbibing the Recoleto spirit;
- Assistance – is a prime requirement for outreach programs thus, this includes material and basic needs donated to the beneficiary community; but this program is more than outreach, it is scaffolding for the beneficiaries so livelihood enablers are provided from trainings and workshops to start-up kits.
CST-R GUGMA is St. Thomas de Villanueva’s Caritas et Scientia come to life.