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 September 23, 2012
Session – Grades 2 & 3
8:30am – 10:00am
1) Eric 2) Sarah 3) Daniel 4) Gabriel 5) Hanna
Eric lead the prayer “Angel of God” as our opening prayer.
no visitors today. We are back to our normal session.Today.My lessons will be about reading comprehension. I prepared 3 stories for
them to read. First I taught them the proper way of reading. How the sentences
are read with intonation so that the listeners will not get bored but excited
to listen what the story is all about. First we read about the umbrella. After
explaining to the children all about the umbrella, I let them answer the 3
question below the story. It is a select the correct letter of the answer. They
can read again the story above to check if their answer is correct. This is a
test to determine if they really understand the story. At this point, Mr. Kazu
distributed 3 ballpens (2 black and 1
red) to all the children. They all thanked Mr. Kazu. Hanna gor perfect. Eric
got 2 out of 3, Sarah and Gabriel got 1 point, Daniel got no score. Next
story was about the birds. I let them read by themselves then let them answer 3
questions below the story. I read again the story and explain to them about the
birds before I correct their papers. This time, Hanna and Sarah got perfect
score, Eric got 1 point. The last story was about Marshmallow, how it originated. Both Hanna and
Sarah got a perfect score of 3 and still
Daniel got zero. I told Daniel to practice reading hard. No wonder he got
low grades in school. I will talk to his mother about this discovery. The story
and test by the way are for grades 2. Daniel is already grade 3. He should
understand what he is reading at this stage.
were all hungry after the tests. I served them snacks, donuts, cakes and some
biscuits donated by Me and Asami. I served them juice also. They are looking
for Milo and milk. It is so ironical when I served them Milo they requested to
drink juice. Now I served them juice, they are looking for Milo or milk.
Children are so confusing sometimes. Since they have lots of food they brought
them home. They all washed their plates and tumblers and brushed their teeth.
thanked C.G who helped me prepare the juice and doughnuts and cakes
and dividing the cookies equally for their take out.
2nd Session – Grades 4 to 6
10:30am – 12:30pm
1.) Jack 2.) Mike 3.) Lily4.) Fortune 5.)Ava 6) Charles 7.) Dorothy8.) Anna 9.) Rachel 10.) Nikky
(James is absent. His mother called and texted me today that he cannot join
because he has high fever.)
started at exactly 10:30am. Our opening prayer was “My All in All” which Lily, Nikky and Ava are the leaders. For our exercise, we performed the
are back to our normal session since we don’t have visitors today. We discussed
Obedience, Orderliness, Love for our Country and Industrious. They took turns
reading and afterwards explain what they have understand about the values they
asked all the children if they are obedient. They all chorused, sometimes. They
don’t like to obey the commands of their parents because they are playing or
busy with something else. They sometimes obey and do the tasks given to them
but with a heavy hearted. They pout and stump their feet to show that they don’t
like the task.
discussed also Orderliness. The girls love to arrange their things and fold
their clothes and their siblings too but when their younger siblings disarrange
them, they are disappointed and doesn’t like to do the arranging because they
just got mad after seeing the pile of clothes are in clutter.
the Love of our Country, everybody was telling their stories to the class how
they clean their surroundings, see some leaking pipes seen on the streets and
report them to the proper authorities. They also helped the clean surroundings
by not throwing their garbage anywhere. They obey also the traffic rules and
rules in the school. At this point, I check the fingernails of the children
because this is related about being clean, neat and tidy when going to school.
Many of them have clean fingernails. Aila had manicure and told her to wipe
them out with a nail polish remover. Most of the children have dirty toenails.
They forgot to brush them. I told them not only during Sundays that they got to
be clean but to make it an everyday habit before going to school. They all
industrious, I emphasized to them to do their household chores without being
told to do so. They should help their parents clean their messy area and help
them to be industriousnot lazy.
then recap what we discussed today and the children chorused saying Obedience,
Orderliness, Love for our Country and Industrious.
Mr. Kazu distribute his donations to the childrens, a set of ballpen. They were
all happy and said finally they have new ballpens. We have lots of pencils in
the office. They don’t use pencil at school unless they have Arts subject
serve them cakes and cookies that Me and Asami gave to the children and juice.
thanked Helen who helped me prepare their snacks today.
12:25pm, we formed a big circle and the children sang“Amahan Namo” as our closing prayer. .
3rd Session – High School
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Ashley, Kayla, and Chloe
is absent. Her mother called me that he is very busy working on his projects in
arrived very early. She arrive at 12:30pm. Then at 12:55pm, Kayla arrived. Since it was
1:00pm, we have to start the session. Before we started to read about
Obedience, Chloe arrived, thank God.
had a normal session because we had no visitors today. I let the 3 of them take
turns in reading our topics namely Obedience, Orderliness, Love for our Country
of them after reading explains what she understands about the topic. They are
very good because they all understand what they are reading and they give
examples of situations that happens in their house.
asked each of them what their household chores. Everyone was delighted to share
to us their chores. Ashley keeps the pile of clothes neat but sometimes she
is discourage because her mother and stepfather doesn’t mind at all the
orderliness and cleanliness of the room. Her efforts are not appreciated. But
it is still okay for her. Kayla helps her mother only when she is told to do so.
Chloe washes all the clothes of her family. She sometimes finish late
because she has to buy water and detergent before she can start washing their
clothes. She had a hard time because the clothes of her younger sisters are vey
dirty and there’s not enough water and detergent for her to use.
the 3 ladies, it is Chloe who is very industrious and obedient. But she
feels she is not loved by her parents. I assured her that her parents love her
so much and they just don’t want her to end just like her elder sister who got
married at an early age and have her life living on the streets with her
was complaining before we started our session that she have not eaten lunch
yet. I served them snacks, doughnuts, cakes and biscuits given by Me and Asami.
Mr. Kazu then distributed to the ladies his donation of ballpens. They were all
glad to have them. They thanked Mr.Kazu.
was Kayla’s turn to wash the plates and tumblers. They they all brushed their
teeth. They ate the cakes andbiscuits
and take out their doughnuts to share with their siblings and parents
pm, Kayla lead the
closing prayer. Then we all went home.