It was a very special day for the 531 pupils at Megkawayan Peak Elementary School, located in one of the poorest neighbourhoods in Davao City. The day was packed full of new experiences and learning - though the number one order of the day was surprise!
On the morning of 28 July 2015, everything kicked off with a short speech from Benjamin Cuaresma, CEO at Lyoness Philippines Inc., who welcomed the children and presented the day's agenda. Following a short morning prayer and the national anthem, it was time for the first highlight of the day: Aljur Abrenica, one of the Philippines' biggest TV stars, appeared on stage to entertain the children by joining the Jollibee Mascot Dance Group in a performance.
The stage was then transformed into a magical cinema to show the film "Super Book", which covers a number of educational topics. The children all enjoyed a lively discussion about the film, asked a lot of questions and could even answer a few themselves. Following this busy morning, it was time for lunch. Lots of the kids had never eaten "Jollibee Chicken & Spaghetti" before so there were smiles all round! And, as a fitting ending to a great day, the children were presented gifts in the form of books and glasses. All in all, a very successful but eventful day!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who made this unforgettable day possible and are already looking forward to the next Angel for a Day event in the Philippines!
We'd like to say an extra special thank you to:
Lyoness Philippines Inc.
Blugre Global Franchising Corporation
GMA Network Channel 7
700 Club of CBN Asia
Aljur Abrenica, the Filipino actor
The goal of the initiative was to organise an unforgettable day for the pupils at the Megkawayan Peak Elementary School, away from their daily lives, and to make it possible for them to take part in activities that they otherwise would not be able to do due to their financial or family situation. The pupils were desperately in need of school books and glasses, which we were able to distribute among the children on the day.
Angel for a Day - Philippines II
Davao City, the Philippines
28 July 2015
531 children from the Megkawayan Peak Elementary School, located in one of the poorest neighbourhoods in Davao City.