by: Ely Noche
To raise Marians’ awareness and preparedness about mental health and career plans, Maryhill College’s (MC) Guidance Center held its 8th institutional Guidance and Counseling Fair with the theme “Hope, Hugs, and Happiness” for all grade levels through Facebook live, March 1 to 3.
The 3-day annual event formally commenced with an opening ceremony and culminated in its Q&A series of talks regarding faith, relationship, and happiness. Along with that, different activities were held such as a Hand and Hugs for Pre-school, Doodle Art for Grades 1-3, Happiness Jar for Grades 4-6, and a Sing it Out Loud for Grades 7-12.
In its 1st Q&A series “Even Miracle Takes a Little Time”, school Director Rev. Fr. John Eamone F. Panganiban stated that “hope makes us see the light amidst darkness. Faith keeps us strong, hope keeps us moving, and love keeps us embracing.”
“Harmonious communication is essential to maintain a good relationship with everyone to prevent misunderstanding or miscommunications,” said Ms. Maricar Torres, RPsy, during its 2nd Q&A series “People Worth Melting For”.
In its last Q&A series “Think Happy Thoughts”, Mr. Shaquille S. Catli, LPT, highlighted that “happiness is an emotional state characterized by feelings of joy, satisfaction, contentment, and fulfillment”.
In addition to staying relevant and essential to the times amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Student Welfare Service Unit remained an integral part of the school system to reach many people as possible to cope with their daily struggles.
“As the Student Affairs and Services Director together with the Student Welfare Services (Guidance Center) personnel, I want to emphasize that even though we experience difficulties and challenges, we should still choose to get up every day,” said Ms. Lindsey Sante during an interview. “That alone is a sign that we have not given up hope and that we believe that better things are on their way.”