The first activity of PVG is in Little Sisters of the Poor located in Pasay City. It’s a shelter for elderly people either who don’t have a family or abandoned by their family. Since we don’t have fund to sustain this activity, each of us decided to contribute on food and drinks, prizes, gifts. I am in charge for the prizes for games. Our schedule to go there is at 2pm. We meet up in Saver More in Pasay for last minute groceries at around 1:30pm. Others walk to the site, while others who were carrying stuff decided to take a tricycle. When we arrived at the place, we were surprised because the place is so nice. Security are strict. We found out that Little Sisters are run by French Nun. The place is quiet and solemn, We arrive at the lobby and was advise to wait in the corner until the Head Nun came out. We spot elders sitting inside, others are walking and others are looking at us excited to see visitors. While waiting on with Sister, we decided to put on our name tags so by the time we started our program, we can easily be indentified by the elders. After we registered ourselves in the lobby, we were guided to go to their receiving area, where they held their volunteer program. There were about 20 tables, with accesories like component, microphone, television for the program. While we were preparing the food, elders came in one by one. We started the program, me and Bryan being the emcee. We facilitate different kind of games for the elders, some are very proactive to join while the others are a bit shy. Some elders volunteer themselves to sing and dance to entertain everyone. After the program, we serve the food we brought with them and do gift-giving to end the program. I would say that our first activity is a success and we’re all looking for more activities in the future.
Here are some of the snapshots of our first outreach program! 🙂