During the celebration, selected pupils showcased their talents for an entertaining set of performances. They also participated in parlor games like Bring Me, Marshmallow Relay, Newspaper Dance, and Caroling Contest.
They also received awards and consolation prizes for taking part in the Christmas art making contest. The theme was entitled, “Kulturang Pinoy sa Kapaskuhan” with the use of mixed media and recycled materials. The students created scenes of simbang gabi, the nativity scene, of gifts around a Christmas tree, and of families gathered around a fiesta-type meal celebration. Some of the materials used were corn seeds, Monggo seeds, kidney beans, sea shells, rolled Manila paper, scratch paper, cut-up sacks, broom sticks, used bottles, soft drink bottle caps, and empty vitamin cases. This year, the first prize went to Sidaoen Elementary School while the second and third prizes went to Nagtenga Elementary School. The rest received consolation prizes.
In Babayoan Elementary School, Brgy. Captain Virgilio Lupdag, PTA President Mrs. Jeny Grace Garnace, Head Teacher Violeta Javonillo, Master Teacher Marilyn Pere, and other barangay officials, parents, and school staff assisted the TYKFI team of Leonora A. Dominguez and Lara A. Abaleta in distributing food packs to 174 pupils. Selected pupils from grades 5 and 6 also presented a ballroom dance number.
Meanwhile, 214 daycare to grade 6 pupils received their food packs from TYKFI’s Elizabeth T. Alba and Valerie L. Tan, with helping hands from Brgy. Captain Noli V. Afalla, PTA President Gerald Javinar, Head Teacher Carlos Javines, other barangay officials, parents, and teachers. They too expressed their endless thanks as they could see that all the students were really happy with the blessings they received.
The 192 students of Sidaoen Elementary School were full of energy as soon as the Foundation’s team composed of Evelyn Abao and Dareene Malinao arrived at the venue. After the games, selected students presented an entertaining performance. Brgy. Captain Emigdio Sales, Jr., PTA President Joel Cortez, Head Teacher Frisco Josue, other barangay officials, parents, and school teachers were also on hand to help put each gift item in the bag and help the little ones carry their Christmas gift packs.
Each gift pack came with two flavors of Bifrutas juice drink, two flavors of Vitamilk Soy milk, Nestea iced tea, cheese, sandwich spread, chocolate chip cookies, powdered milk, evaporated milk, cooking oil, spaghetti sauce and pasta, sugar, coffee, and candy.
Being nurturing to these children’s education means a holistic approach for the Foundation. Thus, it is hoped that as each family has the chance to share the warmth of the season in their respective homes, that familial ties, mutual encouragement, and cooperation will be spurred along as well.