by: Ida Mandinyenya
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 | Social Responsibility |
November - MicroSourcing volunteers celebrated Thanksgiving with I Love Street Children, a non-profit organization affiliated with Humanility. It helps street families live a life of dignity by assisting with the provision of birth certificates, food, clothing, as well as enrolling children in school for a brighter future.
It was a pleasure visiting the shelter home for the second time this year and we are thankful for the opportunity to reflect on our blessings and be joyful with those who are dear to us.
MicroSourcing volunteer Niña Beltran from HR Operations-Picadilly joyfully read the children ‘Inang Kalikasan’s Bad Hair Day’ by Recle Etino Vibal. This children’s book is from the Center for Art, New Ventures & Sustainable Development (CANVAS), a non-profit organization that works with the creative community to promote children’s literacy and broaden public awareness for Philippine art, culture, and the environment. CANVAS published books through the Romeo Forbes Children’s Story Writing Competition and these are donated to deprived communities through the One Million Books for One Million Filipino Children Campaign.
The children were asked a range of questions on what they had learned from the story and got the opportunity to get some prizes. Niña was definitely delighted to learn that she had read a story to an attentive group!
After the storytelling, MicroSourcing volunteers joined the children for arts and crafts. The children had the opportunity to either color or paint Thanksgiving turkeys. MicroMissions is thankful to volunteer Abdullah Rangaig from MOA Operations who kindly donated brushes and poster paint for the children’s arts and crafts session. Abdullah also gave the I Love Street Children residents some insight into the basics of color mixing.
Thanksgiving with I Love Street Children was an enjoyable morning and the opportunity to see children proudly hold up their art was unforgettable. MicroMissions looks forward to visiting I Love Street Children next February when we celebrate the International Day for Street Children!