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 8, 2012
1st Session – Grades 2 & 3
Time: 8:30am – 10:00am
Attendance: 1) Eric, 2)
Gabriel, 3)Daniel 4)Hanna
(Sarah is absent because she is in the
hospital since Friday for her laboratory tests. She will be having her
operation on Hernia on Monday July 9, 2012 at 11:00am.
I let Daniel lead the prayer “Our Father”
as our opening prayer.
Our topic was about The Alphabet but this
time I gave them a puzzle that I took from a Kids Kompendium – a whole heap of
activities, games puzzles to do for 5-10 yrs old. It is called an Alphabet fun.
There are blocks of letters on the sheet. Olivia, has to find her way back to
her friends by colouring the stepping stones following the letters of the
alphabet to find the way through. The first to finish was Gabriel, then second
was Daniel, third was Eric and last was Hanna. But Hanna was the fastest to
write her name on the paper! Next I gave them an Adding and Subtracting test
for ages 5-7. Everybody was having difficulty on understanding simple
instructions. But once they ask and understand the instructions, they were able
to answer them correctly. Gabriel was the first to finish, then second was
Daniel then 3rd was Eric, and Hanna was last. She is still in
grade 2 but she got perfect score. She is slow but 100% sure of her answer. I
asked the children if they learned something. Everybody said “Yes”.
I let Eric lead the closing prayer. I
thanked Ma. A.M and J.B who helped me prepare their
snacks, “Boiled Sweet Corn with Margarine & Cheese powder topping”
At 10:00 the class was dismissed.
2ndSession – Grades 4 to 6
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Attendance: Jack, Fortune,
Dorothy, Rachel, Anna, Lily, Nikky,
Charles, James, Mike, Ava (came
in 13minutes late!)
We started at exactly 10:30am. Dorothy
and Rachel lead the prayer. They performed an action prayer song. James volunteered to lead the exercise which is “Follow the Leader”. Everyone enjoyed
the exercise. Jack and Mike would love to perform the “Follow the Leader next
Before anything else, I inspected the
childrens’ fingernails and toenails. Everyone has very dirty toenails. Only few
have dirty fingernails which they readily washed and brushed their fingernails
on the washing area. Fortune brushed her
toenails with a used toothbrush that I brought and I presented them to the
class. Her toenails looks very clean! If your toenails are brushed
individually, it will look very clean. Dorothy used a bigger brush, when I
inspected, her toenails are still dirty.
Our topic was about Respect/Concern for
Others. I let Joeven read the first page. He doesn’t read well. The next page,
I let John Brixter read. He reads well. He followed the correct pronunciation
and intonation. Reuelen was telling the class how to be concern to others and
respect them. I also told them that they should remember the golden rule “Do
unto others what others want to do unto you”. And they listened.
I gave them a test for ages 10-11 so that I
will know who are not good in Math. Lily was the first one to pass. The
others have not finished. Time was running out, so I decided to let the
children finish next Sunday and discuss to them the answers to the questions.
They were all excited to take the tests. I was so happy that everybody took the
test without hesitation. Of course, I was willing to help them understand the
instruction. I gave them tips and technique before and during the tests.
Then they were all excited about their
snacks. Sweet corn with margarine and cheese powder toppings. Everybody except
Mike love the corn. They all said “lami” meaning delicious. The children then
washed their and tumbler then brushed their teeth.
For our closing prayer, everybody squat on
the floor holding hands and sang the “Amahan Namo” prayer.
I bade them goodbye but some stayed in the
office playing volleyball, playing badminton and some are writing and drawing
on the wyteboard. They were very happy to play with Mr. Kazu.
At 12:45pm they all went home. Some are
being fetched by their parents.
3rdSession – High School
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Attendance: Ashley, Chloe, Andrew and Kayla.
We started at 2:15pm. We started even
though only Chloe and Andrew were present.
First I inspected their fingernails and
toenails. Andrew bites his fingernails. All their toenails are dirty. Ilet them scrub their toes with a brush at
Respect/Concern for Others was our topic. I
let them read the book first was Chloe then next page was Andrew. Kayla and
Ashley came 20 minutes late. So I started to read again the book and ask for
examples from the late comers. Then I let them make a poster for the 2nd
session and 3rd afternoon session. Using the cartolina as
background, origami papers as their decorative for the scholars’ individual
pictures. They looked very colorful and very nice. I will get a picture after
it will be finished.
They ate their snacks, boiled sweet
cornwith margarine and cheese powder.
They were laughing and have their bonding moments during snack time. They took
turns in washing the plates they used. Now it was Andrew’s turn to wash. He
didn’t mind at all that it was his turn. He accepted the chore happily.