Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Volunteers from Starbucks Philippines and MFI Foundation joined the Mano Amiga Kindergarten class in harvesting the first fruits, vegetables rather, of the Mano Amiga Vegetable Garden. Starbucks CSR head Zarah Perez shares some excerpts from her journal entry on what happened during the activity:
In the other classroom, MFI Foundation's Rita is with the Mano Amiga moms carrying on about taking care of their other child - the Mano Amiga kinder gardens. Thanks to MFI for teaching us how to nurture veggie friends along with their worms and insects.
Time to harvest those veggies!
All of us working intently on our stations.
Sunday, July 3, 2011
The following article, reprinted with permission from The Philippine Daily Inquirer, tells the story behind the first Mano Amiga school in the Philippines, the different challenges it faces, and the fulfillment that comes with helping marginalized children transform their lives and achieve their dreams and aspirations.
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted: July 2, 2011