December 8, 2013, iLearners visited one of its adopted schools, Kaluangan Elementary School in Asturias Cebu for the Christmas Joys Program. 8AM as the members rendezvoused at SM City Cebu and loaded 150 Christmas Gift Packs in the van. At around 9:30 we via Transcentral Highway to Asturias Municipal Hall where we transferred the Christmas Packs to 4×4 vehicles provided by Asturias Mayor and Vice Mayor. 11:00AM, we started our 1 and a half hour ride to Kaluangan, driving up and down 5 mountains and crossing 4 rivers.
iLearners Inc. is a 6 year old non profit organization that aims to help, reach out and improve the quality of learning in the rural areas of Cebu. iLearners Christmas Joys Project is part of Phase 1 (3 phases) of tthe organization’s action plan in helping out the students in the rural baranggay of Cebu. Christmas Joys Project help us know more the community of where our adopted school is situated, get to interact more with the kids, establish a good relationship with the teachers and the parents. Currently iLearners have 3 adopted schools in Cebu with 600 students under the programs.
My brother Reymond and I, together with fellow iLearners Shai Retalla, Marco Diala, Lui Balbuena and Dave Feril were the volunteers for this leg of iLearners Christmas Joys. One of the awesome things about Kaluangan aside from the kids of our adopted school is the FRESH AIR. ^_^
Kaluangan may have been protected by the mountains from the strong winds brought by Super Typhoon Yolanda, but the flood caused threat and danger amongst its residence. Gladly no one was hurt. Big rocks and the river itself were displaced due to the strong water current from the mountains during the typhoon as per the head teacher.
The kids of Kaluangan showed of their talents in dancing and singing. The kids also enjoyed playing educational games where they get rewarded with some goodies when they get the challenges right. The Christmas Packs and Snack packs were then distributed before the program was closed. See you next week for Caohagan Chirtsmas Joys 2013 with us iLearners and iLuvCebu.
iLearners together with iLuvCebu.com would like to thank ACRE Ballroom and JPNY Ballroom for the Christmas Packs and the food packs, Leslie Bontuyan for the toys and Je Suis Maharet for the candies.
See pictures of Caohagan Leg of iLearners Christmas Joys here: http://www.iluvcebu.com/caohagan-christmas-joys-2013/