Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Invitation to two events: Book to the Future Volunteering activity and the 2011 Mano Amiga Open Class
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Led by the Everest 4th graders, the girls sold delicious baked treats while the boys spent two afternoons washing cars. The students raised a combined amount of P18,000, enough to buy 21 arm chairs for the school.
During the turnover of funds, Development Director Lynn Pinugu thanked the Everest students for their generosity and hard work. “There are public school students who have to sit on sacks of rice because the class sizes are so big that the school does not have enough arm chairs for everyone. This is one of the reasons why I consider the Mano Amiga students very fortunate. The Everest community has always been actively involved in ensuring that these scholars will have an opportunity to learn in an optimal environment that would not have been possible otherwise.”
Friday, March 4, 2011
In celebration of Teachers’ Day, employees from Metropacific Investment Corp (MPIC) decided to give the Mano Amiga faculty a much deserved vacation by volunteering to be teachers for the day.
Held annually, the Mano Amiga Teachers’ Day OFF celebration gives partners and donors a chance to step into the Mano Amiga teachers’ shoes and to immerse in the school’s learning environment.
The theme for this year’s event is “Going Around the World: Exploring different cultures.” The MPIC volunteers prepared different games and performances to introduce the students to the history, traditions, and holidays of various countries. Activities include flamenco dancing, Origami making, storytelling, and trivia quizzes. The students also had the chance to sample famous dishes from Japan, China, and Spain.
“It is heartwarming to see all the hard work that MPIC employees put into making this a fun and enriching experience for the Mano Amiga students,” Mano Amiga Development Director Lynn Pinugu said. “Through this event, they have demonstrated their commitment to the community. The Mano Amiga faculty and I find their level of enthusiasm and spirit very inspiring.”