We support less fortunate children in Cebu City, Philippines.
Our aim is to give them educational opportunities and to learn to be mature and responsible people, so they may have a bright future.
Sapnay means "to support" or "to take care of someone with love" in the local language, Cebuano.
Liz : the filipina coordinator of Sapnay.
Lomi : one of the Japanese women board members of Sapnay.
Chang：one of the Japanese women board member of Sapnay.
Children’s Activities July 29, 2012
Session – Grades 2 & 3
8:30am – 10:00am
1) Eric 2) Gabriel 3)Daniel 4) Sarah and 5)Hanna
Ericlead the prayer “Angel of God” as our opening prayer.
day is our schedule of film showing. Mr. Kazu selected already a film for them.
It is about Thomas, the train. The film is about friendship, concern for
others, respectfulness and having many ideas to make someone happy. I switched
off the light, as if they were inside a moviehouse.
the film showing, I let the children write in their notebooks what they have
learned about the show.
lead the closing prayer. At 9:45 am, the children went home.
thanked C. G who helped me prepare their snacks – popcorn and
(James is absent today. His mother Evelyn called me at 6:00am
telling me that John has a high fever. She will not sell candles because she
has to watch over John.)
started at exactly 10:30am. Dorothy and Rachel lead the prayer. They performed
an action prayer song. Everybody performed “The Chicken Dance” as their
exercise with Lily and Fortune as the leaders. I was doing the exercise too
at the back.
is their schedule of film showing. Everybody was shouting that they want to
watch a horror movie! I told them if it is okey with them to watch a horror
movie all by themselves and Mr. Kazu, M. B who is helping me today
and I will leave them. Everybody chorused “Yes”. There was this news last week
that 15 children were possessed by demons in their school in Buanoy, Balamban.
After that incident, children are recalling what they have heard before
especially in Tejero Elementary School. There were ghost stories that everybody
was very excited to share them to me. But I told them that Mr. Kazu, Mam Chang
and the directors are the ones who choose the film to watch. So I played the
“Toy Story 2”. I switched off the light and the children began to love the show
from beginning to end. In the middle of the show, I served them popcorn in a
big bowl and everyone was sharing the popcorn. Just like they are in a
moviehouse. Around 12:00 noon, a Japanese guest arrived bringing gifts to the
children. I let them finish the movie and around 12:15, they are delighted to
hear from our guest what’s their gifts. Since it was their snack time, we set
up the tables. It was then that I let our guest introduce himself. His name is
Mr. Tomo. Our scholars bombarded him with so many questions. He explained that
he can speak only a little English. But the kids are staring at the plastic
bags. When it was turned over to me, I distributed to them right away while
they were eating their hamburger and juice. We serve also snacks to our guest,
Mr. Tomo and his girl friend and they ate them up. Our guest gave them
stationery set(composed of colored pencils, pencils, sharpener, glue, scissors,
and pencil box. It has a Ben 10character print for boys, for girls, Sponged Bob
and Dora print, for 16 children and 4 calculators for the high school students.
And also they brought cakes individually pack from Goldilocks. Everybody was
very happy. They then washed
their plates and tumblers, brushed their teeth.
then had our picture taking with our guest. I thanked Mr. Tomo for the
wonderful gifts for the children. I told him that they will take good care of
them because it is very useful in school. We sat on the floor with Mr. Kazu and
our guests, holding hands and sang the “Our Father” prayer as our closing
prayer. It was 12:50pmalready when the
session ended. I bade the children goodbye. Our guest also left the office
after the session. Anna and Rachel with Fortune stayed a little longer to make
their assignments and afterwards at 1:00 pm they all went home.
3rdSession – High School
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Chloe, Kayla and Ashley.
was the earliest to arrive. She arrived at 12:45pm. Kayla arrived at 1:15
so we started the session with only the two ofthem.
was also their schedule of film showing so I played the film “E.T.” After 10
minutes, Ashley arrived at 1:25pm. She was able to catch up the show. She asks
questions from Kaylaand Chloe. They told her the show just started. They were
thrilled with the story because all of them have not seen this movie yet. The
story was about an alien being left by his spaceship because he wandered so far
that when the leader called their attention that it was time to leave Earth, he
wasn’t to catch up. There are also humans chasing him because they noticedtheir spaceship. The movie was very long. In
the middle I have to serve them their snacks “Hamburger and juice” while
watching. Afterwards, I cook thempopcorn. The movie lasted for 1 hour and 59 minutes! The movie ended at
3:15pm, so I distributed their calculators and snacks from Goldilocks.
washed the plates and tumblers while Ashley was busy checking on her new
calculator. Chloe, on the other hand was using the laptop to search some
goddesses as one of her assignments. She
asked permission because she has no money to pay in the internet shop. At
3:40pm, we left the office. Everyone was happy because they received a gift
from our guest. According to them, they were the most useful gift . They were happy that they will never borrow from their