Elyrose Naorbe, Editor-in-Chief of Pilipinas Rotaract MDIO
As most Rotaract Clubs are staying at home, the Rotaract Clubs of Rotary International District 3850 challenged Rotaract Clubs to tell what they have been doing during quarantine through videos.
Dubbed as What is your Quarantine Story? Video Contest, District 3850 tested the clubs' creative storytelling skills.Two Rotaract clubs submitted their entries showcasing how their members spent their stay at home movement.
The Rotaract Club of Metro Iloilo, which won the contest, featured a video which highlights the various activities undertaken by its members to keep themselves sane in the new normal. These activities include creating Tiktok videos, playing games, and tidying up things. There were also members who took advantage of the quarantine to grow knowledge and skills by reading books, exercising and gardening. The Rotaract Club of Metro Iloilo also shared the campaigns they have initiated in relation to COVID-19 response.
"Keep going" and always find a way to be happy in the midst of isolation - this was the message left by their video. It also emphasized that people have different ways to cope so even if you are spending your isolation time for enjoyment, it is okay.
The Rotaract Club of Zamboanga City West video entry focused on their club projects during quarantine period. They conducted an online trivia game to engage their members as well as raised funds to provide relief goods to residents of Bilang-Bilang Island in Mercedes, Zamboanga City as their share in the COVID-19 community response. They also raised awareness on the importance of staying at home to prevent the further spread of the virus.
In this time of pandemic, where most of are staying at home, we need to continuously find ways to enjoy and be productive.