PART 7: ACTS29 Scholars’ Day Out 2016 (Philippines)

We prepared school kits for our 50 scholars.  Many thanks to those who topped up the school supplies for our scholars!

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Thank you very much, Carlo, Pochie, Mina, and Mark for helping us pack our school kits!

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Each school kit contains a cotton bag, notebooks, pencils, ballpens, crayons, and toiletries.  Our scholars went home very happy!

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After the movie, we had pizza for our merienda!

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Then shortly after, we started handing to our scholars their school kits.

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We also gave out reusable bags to our Nanays – thank you very much for coming po and for taking good care of our scholars!

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Our UP KAPITAS volunteers had their reusable bags just like our scholars and our Nanays!  A million thanks to you for all your help!

Many thanks to our friends from law school and from Baker & McKenzie Manila!

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Thank you very much, everyone for coming to our charity event and for showing your untiring support and love for our kids from Payatas and Erap City!

 

LOVE makes life beautiful! (Pag-ibig ang nagbibigay kagandahan sa buhay!) ❤️ Pres+Ivy

 

 

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PART 6: ACTS29 Scholars’ Day Out 2016 (Philippines)

Featuring the economic divide in India, Kaaka Muttai (The Crow’s Egg) is a Tamil movie about brothers Vignesh and Ramesh from a family in the slums.

The movie teaches the importance of independence and self-reliance, and more importantly, the value of friendship, having a buddy that stands by you.

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(Photo grabbed from efilmsworld – thank you!)

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Our scholars were assigned their buddies (their Kuyas and Ates) while watching Kaaka Muttai and with guidance from their Kuyas and Ates, they got to share their takeaway from the movie.

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Tristan, sharing his thoughts after watching Kaaki Muttai

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Our scholars noted that the brothers in the movie are very close, that they look after each other, and that towards the ending, they did what they could to comfort their Mom, especially knowing that their Dad is in prison.

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Sir Jerome, mabuhay ka! What you shared about the movie and your personal experiences during our charity event was very inspiring to all of us, especially to our scholars.   Thank you very much po at hindi mo nakakalimutan ang ating mga scholars from Payatas and Erap City!

 

If we people become more helpful to others, there will be much less tragedy in the world!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

 

PART 5: ACTS29 Scholars’ Day Out 2016 (Philippines)

 

While the kids and our volunteers were having their lunch, Pres and I said hello to everybody and shared the story of how this charity event came about.

Atty Sharon O is our ever favourite events host!  After lunch, everybody felt like dozing off but she just had her ways to keep us all up!  Thank you, Ate Shawee (that’s how we call her!)!

UP KAPITAS was instrumental in making this ACTS29 Scholars’ Day Out possible.  They carefully planned how to do the campus tour, arranged for the audio-visual room, pooled our volunteers to buddy up with our scholars and be their Ates and Kuyas; they even had a food committee to ensure that food distribution was orderly!

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Thank you, UP KAPITAS for this very nice slide!  Good job, UP KAPITAS and many thanks once again!

 

There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.” – Mandy Hale