Monday, June 30, 2014

Ballpens to Balloons?

Greetings Volunteer

Ballpens to Balloons?  Sometimes we think we need ballpens when all we need are balloons!  A volunteer texted me right before the session what she needs to bring.  In my mind I texted "ballpens".  When the volunteer arrived, she had balloons!  My my what was I thinking?

So, after the session, we started giving away the balloons.  The children had giant smiles on their faces.

God knew better.  He knew ballpens wouldn't make them smile like this!

The children do need your support.  We want them to be the best they can be.  Their street life environment is not conducive for them to study at home. Many drop out but with your help, we can help them to love learning.

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:
July 5, 2014 (Saturday)
1 to 3 pm
3rd floor, Brgy. Bungad
*near Baler St. and West Ave. QC 

1-1:30 pm is for First timers orientation, asking questions
        and setting up the venue (arranging chairs, putting books and materials
        on the tables etc)
1:30 to 2-3 tutoring proper
        *when the volunteers come earlier,we can start tutoring earlier

*PLEASE ask for directions before Saturday because sometimes, we are
already doing the orientation and some volunteers are lost because we
are already busy and were not able to answer the calls.
- bring water, you might get thirsty!
- no need to bring anything else, just some enthusiasm!!!
If you cannot be there but want to help, we need:
+ offer to photocopy exercise sheets
+ lesson plans / activity sheets (grades 1 to 6)
This Saturday is coming and we pray that:
1. We will have a good attendance of both volunteers and children.
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 schedules for future sessions.
(1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month)
July 5 and 19
August 2 and 16
September 6 and 20
October 4 and 18
November 15 (possibly another on 29)
December 6 (christmas party)
NEXT Saturday (July 5):
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
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 

Christina Alejandro
Volunteer Coordinator
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!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Treating Kids TODAY!

Greetings Volunteer!
Happy Independence Day!
At the start of every semester, we remind the children to do their best,
so they can be the best they can be.  But also...
so we can treat them! 
The goal was to get at least an average of 80 on all their subjects.
This is the highest count we have so far!  We are treating 19 children
today (whereas before only 5 could make it).
We want to apologize for the extremely late notice!!!  It's because
we have been working out details with the children and the foundation
so it's only today that we got permission for the event.
today June 12, 2014
starting 1 PM onwards
We will meet you at the 2nd floor escalator
Please let me know if you can make it.  My cell is 0998-551-3165
Christina Alejandro
Volunteer Coordinator
P.S.  If you cannot come today, please come next time!
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God is able to do far more abundantly beyond all we ask or think. - Ephesians 3:20