294 Ate Julie’s Origami and Balloon Workshop with Little Lights Ministry Cainta
Written by Kuya Harvard
“Creativity is the process of bringing something new into being. It requires passion and commitment. It brings to our awareness what was previously hidden and points to new life. The experience is one of heightened consciousness: ecstasy.” – Rollo May, The Courage to Create.
The goal of our event last Sunday was not only to entertain but more so to teach the value of creativity. We believe that the best time to develop the mind is at a young age. As kids become more creative, we see the formation of better thinking for better life decisions.
We made creative sessions interesting to our kids from Little Lights Cainta by inviting two artists to teach Origami (Japanese art of folding paper) and balloon twisting. Both materials were not only fascinating and colorful, they were also affordable. Pastor Joseph Casaje, founder of Little Lights agreed to continue this activity in their programs.
Birthday celebrant Ate Julie Bartolome who has been working in Singapore for 8 years, flew to Manila to have an event with us. She also invited her family and close friends. Our team was delighted to see how well the volunteers and kids collaborated to form great shapes from the materials given. We saw patience, discipline and hard work. We know these skills just like creativity will be vital in the lives of the kids.