552 Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Finance Talk and Games with UNO Kids
Written by Core Team Leader, Suszie Galang
It’s always a great treat when U! Happy Events get’s to partner with companies who want to see changes. Today it was a great treat for the kids from UNO who were joined by volunteers from BSP (Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas).
We started the day by grouping the kids and volunteers in groups of 5 and we asked the kids and the volunteers to share their names, what their favourite subjects in school are and what they want to do when they grow up. After getting to know each other we got their hearts pumping and brains working by playing some games.
The first game was putting together the puzzles of past U! Happy Events. We then played the games of stack the cups afterwards and the kids and volunteers got in to the game and thoroughly enjoyed the games. After playing some games and getting their heart rate up we took a break and got Kuya JC and Kuya Alex to talk more about their work and savings.
They got the kids to share answers to questions like “how much baon they get everyday and what they do with their baons. A lot of the kids shared that they mostly use of for getting breakfast and/or lunch. Some answers got attention like a P5 champorado and a kid saying he gets P25 and only uses P5 and saves the P20 for buying rice for his mom. We all learned that saving at any age is good thing just in case of emergencies and it’s a good skill to have for the future.
After the talk we had one last game to play with the ate’s and kuya’s, which was dancing with a plastic cone on their heads and hula-hooping for 5 seconds before going back to their group and tagging the next person. This got everyone’s energy up again and ready for their merienda. After the games merienda was served so that the kids and volunteers get to know each other. During this time prizes and gifts were given to the winners of the games and the rest of the kids.
After having the merienda and the prizes given out we did the custumary group photos with the ate’s and kuya’s and the kids. After the group photos the kids then gave their new ate’s and kuya’s a hug and goodbyes. It was definitely a good start to the day for both Volunteers and us U! Happy Events members.