Various multi stakeholders from General Santos City gathered last July 20, 2009 at Banisil Elementary School for the launching of “Tambayayong Gensan: Batang Himsog “ Project’s Supplemental feeding program. The activity was attended by representatives from the LGU, PO, NGO, Dole Philippines, Inc. , DepEd XII, Brokenshire College Socksargen, CFTEMPCO, Kiwanis Club of GenSan, Salinas Foods,Rotary International Club of Midtown General Santos City, Rotary Clubof General Santos City, NDDU and Mahintana Foundation, Inc.
Atty. Melquiades Hernandez, III, the Director of the Human Resource Division of Dole Philippines congratulated the partners for the success of the project. Furthermore, he emphasized that education should be the main priority and there is a need to educate the children as they will soon become the future leaders of the country. In addition, Mr. Diosdado Ablandio, a representative from DepEd Region XII expressed his gratitude for the reason that the project has inspired a lot of partners to work and to mandate the children to educate.
An IEC on the use of FIDEL salt among the parents and the teachers was also conducted by Kiwanis Club of GenSan and Salinas Foods. After which, they distributed the bags of iodized salt to the recipient students of the abovementioned school.