Community Zonta Cebu 2

Zonta Club of Cebu 2’s Z Club is 2020 Recipient of Zonta International Emma L. Conlon Service Awards


Zonta International’s Emma L. Conlon Service Award recognizes those Z and Golden Z Clubs whose projects and programs best express the ideals of Zonta International and the Z and Golden Z Club Program through local and international service and advocacy to empower women worldwide.

Zonta Club of Cebu 2’s Z Club through Childlink High School is the recipient for Second Place among a selection of hundreds of other Z Clubs all over the world. This is the only Z Club in the Philippines that qualified and was awarded with such a prestigious accolade.


The Childlink High School’s Z Club

The Childlink High School’s Z Club Project chaired by Zn. Tess Tio has been of service to the advocacy of women and children over the years. The activities done in this project include spreading awareness and shared some facts on the effects of teenage pregnancy to the lives of the youth in the community, understanding good values, values redirection and team building workshops. Zn. Tess Tio spearheads and guides the Z Club through the leadership of Zonta Club of Cebu 2 President, Zn. Marilou Cañizares.


Zn. Tess Tio spearheading and guiding the Z Club

“This award is truly an icing on the cake”, Cañizares said. “As we reap this award, we are humbled as well because this Service Award is a manifestation that there are issues about women and children that continue to linger, such as violence, teenage pregnancy, human trafficking, etc., and these need to be stopped”, she added.


The Childlink High School’s Z Club

This is a fervent reminder to the younger generation to never stop fighting against violence, advocate for social and political reforms, and never cease to go an extra mile for women and children until the violence stops.