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 August 5, 2012
Session – Grades 2 & 3
8:30am – 10:00am
1) Eric, 2) Gabriel, 3) Sarah and 4)Hanna
Gabriel lead the prayer “Angel of God” as our opening prayer.
them copy a poem in their notebooks. Last time they copied already 2 pages.
Today, they will finish the 7 pages. As usual, Eric is very hardheaded. I
always remind him to bring his notebook but he always forget to bring it during
activity. Now he is writing on the paper. I warned him that next Sunday, he
should bring his notebook. He was
the slowest to copy the poem but his handwriting was improving. Very neat and
readable. Genesis was fast but his handwriting was not good. On the next blank
page of their notebook, I let them draw a girl in the picture to their
notebooks for Sarahand Hanna, they draw a boy for Gabriel and Erick. Everyone
colored them with the crayons that our visitors gave them.
C.G and I served themnoodles in a
cup. Mr. Kazu donated chopsticks so that the children can learn how to use it.
He demonstrated to the children. It was Sarah who learned first how to use the
chopsticks. Hanna was very silent while trying to eat her noodles with
chopsticks. Gabriel and Eric were challenged by the girls. Later they already
know how to use them Everybody ate their noodles and gulp their soup except
Hanna who ate only half. Everybody was happy that now they learned how to use
lead the closing prayer. At 10:00 am, the children went home.
thanked C.G and M.A who helped me prepare their snacks –
Cup noodles, bread and juice.
2 2ndSession – Grades 4 to 6
10:30am – 12:30pm
Fortune, Rachel, James , Ava, Mike, Anna, Dorothy,Lily, Nikky
is absent. Her mother texted me at 7:00am in the morning. Because of Ironman,
Triathlon, their roads are closed andno
one is allowed to cross the streets because they might get hit by the
participants of the said event.)
started at exactly 10:30am. Fortune and Rachel lead the prayer. They performed
an action prayer song. Everybody performed “Call me Maybe Dance” as their
exercise with James as the leader. I was performing the dance too at the
back. After the exercise, we clapped our hands for James who was very
cooperative and shared with us his knowledge in dancing which he learned from
Bangkal Elementary School. Faortune even commented that James was not
ashamed to perform a dance in front of everybody!
our topic is about “Helpfullness”. I let Fortune read the first page about the
topic, then Anna for the next page and James for the last page. I want
them to read because I want to correct them the pronunciation of the words.
Afterwards, I let them enumerate as many as they can the value they have
encountered on their daily lives in school, in their house and in the office.
The more they enumerate, the more points they will get. Rachel got the highest
score of 33 points while Fortune got the lowest score of 8.
it was a unanimous decision that they elect the Sapnay scholar officers. They
elected the following:
Mike and Dorothy
James and Ava
parent was able to help me in preparing the snacks of the children. Nenfa
dropped by and told us that she has an emergency meeting with her boss. Marites
on the otherhand was also absent since Chrisjiem was not around. Mr. Kazu voluntarily
helped me in preparing their noodles and setting up the table.
served the noodles and we gave them the chopsticks. I announced to them that
Mr. Kazu will teach them how to use the chopsticks properly. I instructed them
to write their names on the chopsticks so that they will not be interchange.
Mr. Kazu then demonstrated to the children how to use them. It was Anna who
learned first. Lane Lily was not happy to eat her noodles with chopsticks. She
never learned. She ate her noodles using 1 stick only. Mike, on the other hand
don’t like to eat noodles. He gave his share to Rachel and Anna. He just ate
bread. According to him, he will have headache when he smells the noodles.
Indeed at the end of the snack time, he had headache! The children were happy
that they enjoyed using chopsticks in eating noodles. I let them bring their
chopsticks at home and practice using it. Maybe during lunchtime, they will be
using chopsticks, not spoon and fork. The children told Mr. Kazu since they
learned to use chopsticks, Mr. Kazu should learn how to use his hands in eating
just like the Filipinos. He commented that he had seen Filipinos eat with their
bare hands inside plastic so that the hand will not get dirty! After eating,
the children were happy that they are not washing dishes because the cup is
disposable. They just wash their sticks and tumblers. They then brushed their
12:30, we say our closing prayer “Angel of God” holding each other’s hands. I
bade the children goodbye and they all chorused that they will stay longer and
they played. Before 1:00pm, they went home because some were being fetched by
3rdSession – High School
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Chloe, Andrew, Ashley, and Kayla
was the earliest to arrive. She arrived at 12:40pm. Andrew arrived at 1:10,
Ashley arrived at 1:25pm because her parents were quarelling, and nobody will
tend the store. So we started the session at 1:15pm. Kayla arrived at
2:15pm which I considered her absent. According to Kayla, she has a lot of
errands to do which her mother commanded.
lead the opening prayer, “Our Father”.
the start, we discussed the topic “Helpfullness”. I read the first page and discussed
them to Chloe and Andrew. Chloe read the 2nd page and site
some examples she encountered inschool,
at home and in the office. Andrew read the 3rd page and site also
some examples he encountered in the mentioned places. Then Ashley arrived. I
let her read the 3 pages and let her also site some examples which she happily
shared to us. When we are about to finish the topic, Kayla arrived. I told her
that we are done and we will proceed eating their snacks. I prepared for their
snacks while Mr. Kazu was setting up the table. Noodles were served as their
snacks. I distributed the chopsticks and let them write their names on them.
Mr. Kazu then taught the children how to use the chopsticks. At first they had
difficulty and it was Ashley who learned first. It was Kayla who learned last.
But Chloe was complaining that she will never be full if she uses
chopsticks. Andrew on the other hand learned later without complaining. At the
end of the session, they thanked Mr. Kazu for providing them and teaching them
how to use the chopsticks. I then have the calculator to Andrew and the 3 girls
were discussing that they got wrong answers using the calculator. They told me
that there was no English instruction in it. So I got Andrew’s calculator and
check on the box if it had English instruction and there was indeed inside. The
3 girls will then check their English instructions because they assuming that
the available was only in Spanish, German and they didn’t bother to check the
one left. Next Sunday, they will compare notes and bring their calculators.
They then wash their sticks and tumblers. They brushed their teeth.
At 3:00 pm, Ashley say our closing prayer
“Glory Be”, then they all went home.