Children's Haven with Friends from Ang Lingkod Ng Panginoon Mactan
Last weekend, instead of the usual routine of strolling around the malls and wasting money (hehehe!), I spent my entire Sunday afternoon with the little angels of Children???s Haven in Pilipog, Cordova. A friend of mine is a member of ???Ang Lingkod ng Panginoon - Mactan??? and one of their outreach programs for this month is to visit an orphanage in Cebu. It was actually the birthday of one of the members and she celebrated it uniquely by spending it with the children :)
The orphanage is situated right next to one of Mactan's luxurious resorts, the Alta Cebu Village Garden Resort.
Here are pics of their houses. One of them is called the ???Berlin House???. The orphanage is actually founded by a German named Albert Schweitzer of the Albert Schweitzer Familienwerk Foundation Philippines, Inc (ASFFM). It is currently managed by ASFFM Social Worker, Ms. Martiniana D. Mercado. As of this writing, the orphanage has a total of 58 kids, two of whom are in the college level.
Here???s a pic of their mini playground with the slides. This is where the little kids play during their break time.
Here are the kids listening to their ALNP "kuya".
A little close-up to those who were listening intently, heheheh! :)
And to those who were quite not, LOL!
This one's taken at one of the parlor games. This kid brings her comb everywhere, LOL!
A one-on-one with the kids. They get shy when we ask them questions :)
But got their guts back when it was time for snacks! :)
Mmmmmm!!! Savoring every bite :)
The ALNP ates and kuyas sharing the celebrant's cake with the kids who were also celebrating their birthdays on the month of November.
As a way of saying "thank you", the kids prepared a little presentation for us and I must say, they are really talented!!
The guys dancing to the tune of "Nobody" :)
Finally, it was already dark when our party ended. ASFFM Social Worker Ms. Martiniana D. Mercado gave the closing remarks :)
It was indeed a heartwarming experience to share our time with those little angels. It made us all realize that the greatest joys in life are not found in superficial stash of material wealth, but in simplicity and innocence, like those of the little children. :)
Posted June 10, 2012 at 11:58 PM