620 Smile’s Challenge Island with Tulong Sa Kapwa Kapatid

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Written by Kuya Harvard

Our first partnership with Smile brought us their Challenge Island activity. We also made this our Halloween event for our volunteers and children this 2015. Challenge Island offers fun, hands-on programs where kids learn creative problem solving and thinking tasks. It provides an enriching atmosphere where they can develop their curiosity and creativity, while having fun and interacting with others. (Taken from their website)

The program has hundreds of different activities conducted in an “island”. For our event we choose three dynamic activities: Tribal Spirit Rally, Tree Top Tower and Coasters 101. Although each challenge had different set of tasks and goals, each one required team work to be able to win.

The Tribal Spirit Rally was a much needed boost to get everyone started in the morning. It required a 20 second cheer to highlight their teams color. We had green, red, purple and blue. Tree Top Tower was all about building the highest structure by only utilizing hard straws, paper, one roll of tape and an eyeball which you needed to place on top. The winning team reach more than 100 inches! The most unique and last one was Coasters 101. Everyone had to make sure 5 marbles pass through corrugated pipes. While I host with Ate Tatit of Smile, we were amazed on how involved each participant was. Truly they were an island.

Thanks to long time beneficiary, Tulong sa Kapwa Kapatid, they invited 50 children from their site in Escopa, Cubao. Executive director, Ate Kritzia Santos was also around to make sure her group enjoyed and learn from what we were doing.

The morning ended with strings of blessings from sponsors. Each child had a taste of trick or treat as they lined up for candies inside a Halloween spooky container and a bag of goodies from Smile’s sponsor, Oishi.

We also would like to thank as well Ate Aichu Congbalay for celebrating her birthday with Challenge Island. 🙂

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