Saturday, September 1, 2012

Tutoring Street Kids

In 2008, a few friends and I wanted to make a difference in
the lives of street children.

We approached Joe Dean Sola of He Cares Foundation 
and asked how we could help.  He said that despite having everything
provided for the scholars of the foundation, many of them still drop
out of school.  They needed tutors.

Being anything BUT a tutor, we still ambitiously proceeded making step
by step to find out more about the children.

We started by putting up a small table along the alley where they lived.

Needless to say, when it would rain, tutoring would be automatically cancelled.  
During the hot summer days, we would cover the table with some tarp
materials but the neighbors would get angry saying we were covering
their laundry and wouldn't dry.

A big blessing came in the form of Brgy. Bungad's Captain Ricardo B. Corpuz 
allowing us to use their 3rd floor as a venue for our sessions.

Here was the big change!  A wide open airy space for the kids
with enough chairs and tables.

At first we decided to only tutor 15 children thinking that we can
muster enough volunteer tutors for 1 is to 1 ratio.

So we needed a lot of help.  We made this video... 

Blessing upon blessing, the North District Singles of Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon Community
assigned 2 groups (1 women's group and 1 men's group) to come and tutor
during our sessions!  Oh joy!

Did the video touch a chord in your heart?

If you can spend a few moments of your time to help a child
get through school, please contact us.

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