How Far Can Your 100 Pesos Go This Christmas?

Looking for a special way to celebrate Christmas this year? Thinking of how to express gratefulness for all the blessings you received in 2016? Planning for an outreach program with your friends this season of giving?

Come and join Pens of Hope in Davao in our outreach program in Barangay Panalum, Paquibato District on December 18, 2016.

Here are specific ways to support us:

1. Donate hygiene kits

This year, we plan to donate hygiene kits to 103 kids in the community. We suggest the following contents for the hygiene kits: tissue, toothbrush, toothpaste, cotton buds, body soap, talcum powder, alcohol. Each kit costs about 100 pesos, depending on the product brand you choose. Any brand will do. 

Collection center: Lala's BBQ, Corner Porras and Loyola Streets, Obrero, Davao City. Please tell the staff it's for Pens of Hope in Davao.

2. Sponsor a magic and/or puppet show 

We'd like the kids to experience something fun this Christmas, and so we thought of organizing a magic show for them. We contacted Cynthia Ocana, organizer of Happy Face, and these are their rates: 
  • Magic show - Php 3,000.00
  • Puppet show - Php 3,500.00
Sponsors may pay the company directly or may coordinate with us for the payment. Below is their contact information:
  • Name: Cynthia Ocana
  • Contact number: +639107121575

3. Join the outreach

You are welcome to join us on December 18. We are still in the final process of finalizing our schedule, so please follow our Facebook page to stay updated. 

For questions, please reach out to us via our Facebook page

Thanks again for your all support.  


Pre-Wedding Activity: Gift-Giving in Mahe, Seychelles

November 2016.

A day before their much-awaited beach wedding, Witek Suchy and Eirene Napuli spent some time giving-out pens, writing materials and treats to kids of Grand Anse Primary School, in Mahe, Seychelles along with fellow travelers Ping Pata and Lim Ah Soon. The Pens of Hope beneficiary school was identified with the assistance of Avani Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa.

Sylvette Joubert, Head of Grand Anse Primary School, introduced the volunteers to around 63 Seychellois kids who eagerly welcomed the group and received the gifts with generous smiles. The pupils, some with the support of their teachers, showcased their skills in writing their names.

Grand Anse Primary School is one of the Eco-Schools, a program which promotes sustainability through environmental education in all government schools in Seychelles. Teachers and pupils become aware of sustainability issues and find ways to help the school to become more environmentally friendly, such as energy and water conservation and solid waste management. The school is close to the beach with a river channel that flows to the mangrove habitat.

Mersi to Virginie Barbie and Brigitte Rignace of Avani Seychelles Barbarons Resort Spa and to Mhil Pamilacan for the generosity shared to our volunteers through resource contribution, assistance and time. (Mersi is thanks in “Kreol Seselwa", a French-based creole language spoken in Seychelles).

About Seychelles

An archipelago and country in the Indian Ocean blessed with a year-round warm, tropical climate, the islands of Seychelles boast paradise escape - long, idle days basking in the sun on endless white beach, floating lazily in cool waters of azure blue ocean. Apart from the purely blissful purpose of just getting away from it all, tourists also enjoy Seychelles’ opportunities for water sports, walks and trails through lush countryside and wildlife exploration.