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Fun Games for children victims of fire in Malate

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The weather was fair and good when Open Heart Foundation conducted a fun day with the children-victims of fire in Malate, Manila on October 21, 2017.

This activity was planned by the Open Heart Youth Movement after they heard about the fire and learned that some of their fellow beneficiaries and other children in the community were affected. They discussed how they could extend help to those affected. After several brainstorming, the group came up with a decision to conduct fun games for children. This is timely learning for them when the Foundation celebrated its 25th anniversary to conduct psycho-social activity for the victims in order to ease the stress/fear that they experienced.

Each area from Binan, Manila and Quezon City were all represented by their respective officers. There where 30 chosen children who joined in the activity.

A short orientation on the purpose of the activity was facilitated by the youth leader from Binan. Games followed which was facilitated by the different officers of the youth movement. The volunteers from De La Salle College of Saint Benilde who were there for their NSTP were also present and joined in the games.

Everyone who witnessed the activity really had fun. Winners in the different games had prizes which made them happy. Foods were also served. Children showed priceless smiles on their lips and could not hide the happiness and excitement they felt. After the activity, each one willingly waited for their gift packs.

It was tiring but very fulfilling activity. Sharing is indeed showing that we care.

Thank you Open Heart Youth Movement! Way to go! Thank you to Open Heart Foundation! For supporting this endeavor of the OHF Youth Movement. Thank you Commander Group of Companies for sharing your blessing to these wonderful children.

Article by: Visimar Mimay, RSW, CYDP Program Manager


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