349 Esquire’s Portrait Collage with Gawad Kalinga Laura 1 of 5

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Written by Kuya Harvard

The teams admits that looking for a particular location of an outreach event is part of a whole enriching experience. It was our first time to do an event at Gawad Kalinga Bgy. Laura located past the Bicutan exit. It was farther than the previous Bgy. Pinagsama site that Esquire Financing, Inc. also sponsored.

When we arrived, all 70 kids were waiting patiently. As we plan to do a series of 5 workshops until November, that was a welcoming sign for us. Around 30 volunteers came to partner with the kids. Some were passionate about the arts, some were there to simply share their life with the kids.

Arts opens up the mind for creativity. We believe that children should learn to go out the box and explore. They get to realize these by combining simple materials to make their own piece of art. It’s imagination realized.

After the competitive Bring Me Art game (check out the mechanics here) by Kuya Harvard, Kuya Robby steps in to teach Portrait Collage using board and colored papers, scissors and oil pastel.

The photos you see portrays so much of the bonding the volunteers and kids also had while doing their own art. After a 40 minute workshop, everyone couldn’t wait to have their masterpieces photographed by Ate July.

The morning ended with so much more photos accompanied by smiles as we gave also our parting gifts. See you on the next one on August 30 at the same venue! :)

U! Happy Events

U! Happy Events