I've always had a soft spot for kids. My heart breaks when I see malnourished kids that can't afford to eat, kids who are sick, kids who badly wants to go to school but can't and kids who do not have anybody who looks after them. I feel that it's really unfair that those unfortunate things are happening to them at that age. Ang mga bata kasi dapat naglalaro lang, laging masaya and carefree. They do not deserve to experience mga ganyang hirap that young. Since I do not have the resources (yet!) na mag-ala Angelina Jolie at mag-ampon ng mga poor kids, I try na lang to help in anyway I can...
Like supporting the projects of Children's Hour.
From their website:
Children’s Hour is a non-profit, fundraising, fund-giving, and friends-raising organization that aims to provide marginalized Filipino children with a better life; giving them better access to quality education, quality health and nutrition and a quality way of life. We do this primarily by asking individuals, employees, organizations and corporations to donate the minimum one hour’s worth of salaries or earnings at least once a year. Since 1999, Children’s Hour has been built on the promise that the one hour contributions of our donors and friends can bring sustainable change and transform the life of a child in need. The simple and unique fundraising scheme that we employ is proven successful as manifested by the number of underprivileged Filipino children that we have helped since our inception.
Victor Platon, one of my good friends from way, way back called me yesterday. He's been working for Children's Hour for the longest time now, something I have truly admired in him. Siya yung fabulously dressed na guy na laging katabi nina Mr. Zobel de Ayala, Aquino sisters at kung sino sino pang VIPs who are present in the Children's Hour events. He's very active in promoting and marketing how people can donate and help Children's Hour. One time, I will introduce him to you guys, you'll love him too! =)
Anyways, he was telling me about this musical show that Children's Hour is doing in October in celebration of the Children's Month.
"Ang Bagong Harana" is a musical show where you get a taste of Filipino music and teach today's kids how to Pen Pen de Sarapen =) Sa mga chuchal diyan, Pen Pen de Sarapen is a traditional Filipino game that involves your playmate trying to catch your finger while you both sing. I want Anika to learn this. Hindi puros Ipad and video games lang lagi.
"Ang Bagong Harana" is directed by award-winning director Floy Quintos, and features the Philippine Opera company with the Ramon Obusan Folkloric group doing an all-Filipino songlist -- from children's ditties to tribal chants, to the kundimans and showstoppers of Sylvia La Torre, to the more contemporary music of the 3 Cs - Cruz, Canseco, and Cayabyab.
The show will be on October 21 and proceeds will go Children's Hour projects that will ensure keeping some disadvantaged children in school.
Seat SRP Special Price
Orchestra Center P2,000 P1,800
Orchesta Side P1,500 P1,300
Loge P1,250 P1,100
Balcony P750 P650
Children's hour can offer discounted rates for students, parents and teachers. They can also offer tax-breaks for corporate block-buying. =)
Looks like a fantastic show, isn't it? The best part there is that you'd get to watch this really nice show PLUS you get to help pa the projects of Children's Hour.
I'm definitely watching! I'll see you guys there? =)
For more inquiries, you may contact:
Children's Hour Philippines, Inc.
Telephone: (632) 894.1663 I Telefax: (632) 893.2236 l Mobile: (0917) 857.4916E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org I Website: www.childrenshour.org.ph