The Tan Yan Kee Foundation, Inc. (TYKFI) brought cheers to several schools in Ilocos Sur and Nueva Vizcaya when the TYKFI team distributed packs of food and gift items to hundreds of schoolchildren last December 2014 as part of the Foundation’s food distribution project.
On behalf of the teachers and students, Principal Bagcal said: “We are happy and lucky to receive the food packs from the generous Dr. Lucio C. Tan through the TYKFI. Thank you for making the children happy. May God also shower you with more blessings.”
The TYKFI team also visited the town of Sta Fe, Nueva Vizcaya last December 15, 2014 and attended community activities of residents and students from the elementary schools of Barangays of Buyasyas, Macdu and Balete. Among the activities was a Holy Mass celebrated by Fr. Jerome Ponce and attended by the parishioners of the Church of the Divine Mercy, former Sta. Fe Mayor Teodorico DP. Padilla and the guests from the TYKFI, namely: Valerie Tan, Philip Sing, Jonathan Anuma and Janel-Anne Badlis.
The Mass was followed by a short program at the Tan Yan Kee Elementary School in Barangay Balete. The program which was participated in by parents, teachers and students from the three schools included a School Cheer, Solo Song Performance, Interpretative Dance and a Parent and Teachers song and dance contest.
The program gave the parents, teachers and students a time to celebrate, perform and socialize with other members of the community and guests from the Foundation. Those who joined the presentations and contest were thrilled to perform and compete, particularly the winners for the Solo Singing contest - Tan Yan Kee ES; the School Cheer – Buyasyas ES; and Interpretative Dance and Parents and Teachers Song and Dance – Macdu. The parents and children also sang songs composed by Arcela N. Hinggangan as they thanked the Foundation. Some excerpts from the songs:
“Dahil mahal tayo ng pamilya TAN YAN KEE
Pinasyalan tayo dito sa BALETE
Kahit umuulan ng dahil sa bagyo
Ang mga bata ay excited pa rin”
“Ang pasko ay kay saya
Kung tayo’y sama sama
Sana pagsapit ng pasko
Ay laging ganito
Kahit na malayo man
Ang Macdung pinanggalingan
Humaharap sa inyo ng may tuwa at pag-asa”
As part of the food distribution project, TYKFI handed each child a gift and food pack containing 400 grams of bihon, sardines, Vitamilk and Yogurt.