It has been a yearly practice to celebrate Christmas, whether it is at home, at work, school or even between friends. On December 14. 2019, Saturday, the beneficiaries under the Children and Youth Development Program (CYDP) of Manila area celebrated their Christmas Party which was held at Mabadan Compound in Malate, Manila.
The celebration started with a prayer led by Triszha Buban, a Grade 5 Student. The children also showcased an intermission number performed by Ana Althea Almonte, Kevin Roy Arcilla, Trizsha Buban and Aidan Jerome Altre dancing in the beat of “Star ng Pasko” Christmas song.
Games were also played where laughter and enjoyment filled the venue. The first game was facilitated by the parent of one of the beneficiaries, while the second and third games were facilitated by OHF Area Coordinators, Janette and Desiree. Raffles and prizes were also given to the children and parent monitors. Exchanging of gifts between the OHF Staff and children was also part of the program. The food was served for everyone and the celebration ended by a group photo.
The Open Heart Foundation Worldwide Inc. gives value to the spirit of Christmas as remembrance of what the Lord has done for everyone. That is why, the beneficiaries of CYDP Manila held a simple Christmas Party as a way of remembering this special occasion.
Article prepared by Desiree Enriquez, RSW