In Ilocos Sur, the Foundation’s team, composed of Elizabeth Alba, Evelyn Abao and Raymond Apan, coordinated the food distribution activities with the head teachers, namely: Violeta Javonilla of Babayoan Elementary School, Carlos Q. Javines of Nagtenga Elementary School, Frisco M. Josue of Sidaoen Elementary School, and Editha Bagcal of San Julian Elementary School.
In Nueva Vizcaya, the team of Philip Sing and Jonathan Anuma handled the food distribution project for the Tan Yan Kee Elementary School with Cecile Latumbo and Macdu Elementary School with Marites Delio.
In all the schools, the teachers and students prepared and participated in simple programs where the kids performed several song and dance numbers to entertain the guests.
The food packs distributed were as follows: Babayoan ES, 193; Nagtenga ES, 202; Sidaoen ES 126 and San Julian ES, 270; Tan Yan Kee ES, 150; Macdu, 247.
Each child brought home a red TYKFI 30th Anniversary bag containing a Spaghetti Pasta Package with Corned Beef and Cheese, Vitamilk, Yoghurt, Fibisco Choco Chips/Fita Biscuits and chocolate candies.
During the program, the children also participated in fun-filled and exciting games prepared by the TYKFI coordinators like sack race, apple-eating contest and trip to Jerusalem. Meanwhile, the team also introduced the following games which the teachers and children can share with their friends and family during parties and gatherings:
Spaghetti line relay game
Two lines consisting of one representative each from kinder to grade 6.
Each one standing in the line holds an uncooked spaghetti stick and uses that to bring a life saver candy each from a container of candies and walk straight to a designated guidepost and back to STARTING spot.
Each team is given a container with the same number of life saver candies.
The music plays and the fastest team to bring all the candies back to the STARTING spot wins.
Gift wrapping contest
Three representatives each from grade 4-6 will work as one team each per grade level, and if needed guided by their adviser.
Children are asked to take ten minutes to wrap a gift with the guidance of a teacher if necessary so that the most creative gift wrapping style wins. Students are provided with empty box, ribbons, gift wraps, gift card, scissors and tape.
The most beautifully wrapped gift wins.
Passing the Gift
One representative from grade one to six sits in a circle.
Students will sit in a circle on chairs and pass around a gift as the music plays. One nice gift or toy is wrapped in all of the above: aluminum foil, newspaper, gift wrap, bubble wrap, and plastic bag or seran wrap.
When the music is stopped the student holding the gift may begin to unwrap it, if the music starts again he has to pass the gift again, the student who unwraps the gift while the music is stopped gets to keep the gift.
The one who unwraps the gift keeps the circulating gift.
Shaking the Pingpong Balls
Two representatives each from grade1-3, total of 6 participants.
A ribbon belt is taped to an empty open tissue box that is filled with ping pong balls and the box is tied to the back and waist of a student who has to keep shaking until all the ping pong balls are out of the box.
The first student to empty the box wins.
More than 1,000 children from six schools in Ilocos Sur and Nueva Vizcaya received packs of assorted food items in December as part of the Foundation’s Food Distribution Project that benefits the less privileged youth.
Tan Yan Kee Foundation, Inc. joined in the “Adopt-a- School” program in providing school supplies to pupils and students of disadvantage schools. This project aims to provide pupils and students basic school supplies for them to attend schooling continuously.