Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Cheer Up Cards for Children of Typhoon Yolanda Survivors


What could bring more cheer to a child than a comfort and cheer card along with relief goods?  

This Saturday we are having an art session with the children of He Cares foundation West Ave. area.  We DON'T want you to come!  We want to encourage you to go to anywhere there is repacking and counseling for typhoon Yolanda survivors.

BUT if you can't do that, JOIN us!!!  We will help the children being some cheer through the cards.  Then World Vision will distribute these for us.  

November 23, 2013
Saturday
1:39 to 3 pm
3/F Barangay Bungad
Quezon City

Please contact Tina if you're coming 63919-223-4936

Bless you!  May all our efforts be multiplied and bring good chef to those who need it most!

A Load of Good News

A bit of good news from the tutor team...

Yesterday's session was one of the best!  We had a good number of children and volunteers and everyone enjoyed themselves!

In fact, some of the children were more than an hour early!  That's how excited they were to come to that day's session!  

One of the things that made it really special is that our beautiful, wonderful, ├╝ber generous friend Shawie had a merienda treat for the children!  They had spaghetti, burger, soda AND toys from Jollibee!  The volunteers got fed too!  



We also got wind of some more good news!  We have a handful of children who have had a challenging time and just dropped out of school.  Despit counseling, talking with parents and all the cajoling, they really haven't gone back?

But we heard from one of the moms yesterday that 2 of these girls now hold jobs!  I am so happy to hear that!  At least they are not spending their time wasting away in idleness or worse, getting into trouble.

Another bit of good news is that Lorie, one of the first time volunteers donated some lesson sheets and educational materials (some of which she developed) that would be very very helpful!

Last but not least, one of the nicest surprises of all is that one of the volunteers Raissa mentioned a plan they have a similar program in some of the poorest areas in metro!!!  Isn't that great!  So exciting!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Let their Dreams Take Flight!


Greetings Volunteer!

We will be having another meaningful Saturday! Wish to join us?  Please do!  You never
know how much of an impact you will make on a child from the streets.  Even for a
short while you can touch a life.  You can touch the future!

Last time we had a fun session, not just with the children but with getting to know
the new volunteers.  We are blessed to get to know a lot of folks with golden hearts!
Come this Saturday?

You don't have to be a whiz at Math and English, we just need you to listen
to the children and to help them read books (provided) and maybe understand
their lessons (if you need assistance, other tutors may be asked).  Don't be
apprehensive about forgetting the basics from gradeschool, we've forgotten
too.  It's a team and we help each other remember.  What's most important
is that these children make a friend who encourages them to go on.

Just 2 hours to encourage them that learning can be enjoyable (or that it is
possible to understand) is more than enough. Seeing people who care is enough.

Please join us on:
November 9, 2013 (Saturday)
1 to 3 pm
3rd floor, Brgy. Bungad
*near Baler St. and West Ave. QC
Click here for map to venue

Schedule:
1-2 pm is for First timers orientation, asking questions
and setting up the venue (arranging chairs, putting books and materials
on the tables etc)
2-3 tutoring proper

If you cannot be there but want to help, we need:
+ scratch paper
+ lesson plans / activity sheets (grades 1 to 2nd yr high)

This Saturday is coming and we pray that:
1. We will have a good number of tutors for the children coming.
2. That that children will be able to learn and excel in school.
3. That the tutors will enjoy their session with the children and take home wonderful memories.

Here are the latest 2013 schedules for future sessions.

November 9 & 23
December 7 (christmas party)
This Saturday:
We are calling for more volunteers!  Everyone is invited. 
You don't have to be a tutor.  You just need to have a
heart of compassion for these young ones.
What will we teach?  Primarily English and Math.  If you
are able to teach other subjects that is great but we don't
require professional tutors.  What we need are people
who are encouraging and positive for the children to
emulate.

How?  Come and the children will ask you about their
homework or you can tell them a story or do some simple
arithmetic with them. 

Please consider coming.  When we lack tutors, we cannot give
the attention they badly need since we have to tutor 2 or 3 or
4 students at a time.  We aim to have one child to one tutor.
If you have more questions please feel free to reply to me.
Please confirm if you are coming so we can assign you a child
to Shannon at shannon_capati@yahoo.com.

Blessings!
Christina Alejandro
Volunteer Coordinator
0919-2234936

P.S.  If you cannot come this Saturday, please come next time!
*Please feel free to pass this e-mail invite to anyone who may be interested to join us!