Slight lang naman. Hehehe.
Last Saturday, peace advocate friend and I organised a Christmas Party with the Muslim kids we're teaching peace education. Several friends came over and helped us pull off one helluva celebration filled with games, gift-giving and a few smack downs in between. Smack downs because every time we give out candies to game winners, the kids were like human zombies preparing for a stampede. But anyway, it was a good one. Our hearts are filled with so much joy seeing these less privileged kids smile because they've got new stuff for school plus a bag full of chocolates and candies.
We're thanking our friends for their prayers and support, especially those who really went out of their way to donate stuff while others really spent time with the kids. We thought we won't be allowed to hold a Christmas party there given religious differences but thank heavens it is okay with their barangay officials. So there, a Christmas party with Muslim kids-- unusual for some but an activity we're happy to have done.
We'll resume peace classes on January 2015 and we're hoping to build a library for them. Praying for more blessings so we can bring this to life. For more details regarding our group, like us on Facebook
Enjoy the photos! They're taken by my brother who's also into photography.
|Listening for game instructions.|
|We're playing Maria Goes to the Market.|
|Kids playing Maria Goes to the Market.|
|Now playing: Pass the Message.|
|Waiting for their team mate to pass the message.|
|The guys won Pass the Message.|
|Goodies for kiddos!|
|They've got notebooks and pencils and candies.|
|Glocal scholar friend enjoys listening to kids' stories.|
|They're asking when we'll come back. We told them we're resuming classes on January 2015. :)|
|Last minute selfie with our new friend.|
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