In my life I’ve learned that true happiness comes from giving. Helping others along the way makes you evaluate who you are. Being able to help is a privilege for us students for it teaches us how to become concerned to those who are in need, it helps us to understand the spirit of compassion and to share what we have to and abolish the selfishness hidden deep within us. As part of the NSTP Class’ annual activity, we conducted a Post-Christmas Party and Outreach Program at Lupang Pangako, Tortugas, Balanga City last January 17, 2015. Simple program was organized by responsible students of BSA Class. We brought prizes and candies and we organized games for the youngsters to enjoy. We also prepared snacks for them. Aside from that, we gave them books, used clothes, and toys that we gathered from our class. We worked as one for the success of the activity. The program started with a prayer, asking for God’s presence in the said event.
This was led by the class president of BSA-1A, Ms. Shaina Capistrano, who also served as the master of ceremony of the program together with her partner, Ms. Ruffa Mae Capili. It is followed by a welcome remarks from our accountable and energetic NSTP Class Professor Mr. Isagani Lopez. He opened the program and thank everyone for a job well done. Right after the opening message of Sir Gani, an inspirational message was delivered by the NSTP Class Treasurer, Ms. Kryz Samson. Parlor games prepared by the students were enjoyed by the children of the community and prizes were given to the winners after each games. At exactly 12:00 noon, everybody enjoyed the snacks prepared by the students and then continue the fun.
Used clothes and toys packed by the class were given to the community before the program ends. Mr. Lester Espiritu, the NSTP Class Vice President, and Ms. Danielle Audrey Basilio, BSA-1A student, who are in charge of the over-all preparation, delivered their closing remarks and thanksgiving message to everyone. At 2:00 in the afternoon, everyone wears a big smile in their faces as they go home with their gifts from us. We are very happy and looking forward for another gift-giving activity in the near future.
After the outreach program, I’ve realized that people can search for their happiness, but me, I didn’t search it, I just enjoy what I am doing and that gives happiness to me. This activity also thought me a lot of good things; contentment with what I have, care for the people around me, and this makes me realize the importance of a friend in ups and downs of life. This also gives me the idea that even the little things you do for others have great impact in their lives.