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Kids Ahoy Aklan Launch and a Play Mission

March 8, 2011

KidsAhoy Aklan opens its second location in Aklan with a lot of heart and soul…a Play Mission and outreach program hosted by Kids Ahoy and RMCAT (Roxas Memorial College of Arts and Trades) HS Batch’90 for the top 10 students of grades 1 to 6 from Andagao Elementary School (plus their most creative and most talented kids in each grade)! What a rockin’ way to start another exciting year and to celebrate a 20th year high school reunion!

After our initial encounter with these amazingly creative, smart and nice kids from our community (Andagao Elem School), we hope to establish a lasting partnership which will continue to provide the kids with a creative, positive, happy experiences in the coming months! This is just the first step…of many more that we’re planning so we can truly help unleash children’s creative power! It was truly an enriching morning not only for the kids, but for all of us as well!

THEME: TREES, TREES, TREES!

Thanks to the Principal and Faculty of Andagao Elem School for accommodating our request.
Thanks too to Kids Ahoy Manila’s Teachers Aia and Zeena for hosting and facilitating this play mission.
Thanks also to Kids Ahoy Aklan’s dynamic team for assisting!
and of course to our sponsor: RMCAT Batch 90 for including this meaningful and valuable outreach program in your milestone celebration!

LET’S CONTINUE TO R.O.C.K.!!!! (Reach Our Community Kids)

Kids Ahoy’s CARE-nival!

October 12, 2010

WHAT IS KIDS AHOY’S CARE-NIVAL?

A fund-raising event spearheaded by Kids Ahoy’s Blended Learners featuring a bazaar and music & arts fest for a cause!

There will also be storytelling, musical performances, a Halloween costume parade aside from the exciting product showcases by both adult and kid merchants.

In lieu of an entrance fee, we would like to request for donations of storybooks, toys and/or art supplies for our HERO QUEST PROJECT: MAKING TOY CHESTS FOR KIDS CHARITIES!

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:
o A whole-day, family-oriented, child-centered event celebrating International Children’s Month!
o It is also fund-raising event that was planned and implemented by the Jr. Entrepreneur class of Kids Ahoy’s Blended Learning Program.
o A Bazaar/Arts and Music Festival that showcases handmade, eco-friendly products, as well as products designed by the students and other kid merchants.
o Exhibition of the students’ artwork and musical talent.
o Exhibition of professional and amateur artists, artisans, musicians, crafters.
o Proceeds of the event will go to into the construction of toy chests full of books, toys and educational materials which will be given to four (4) N.G.O.s that deal with abused children.

OBJECTIVES
In line with Kids Ahoy’s Blended Learning PLACES Program’s Jr. Entrepreneurship class, as well as our Everyday Heroes theme for the SY 2010 – 2011, this event aims to:

o Teach children about entrepreneurship and introduce social responsibility.
o Raise funds for our young heroes’ quest – this year they will be putting together a toy chest or a play kit for underserved children, either community centers, or at shelters, around Metro Manila.
o While sponsors are welcome, we also encourage children to work on their own in raising funds, both as an academic exercise, and as way to teach important life-skills like decision-making and creative problem solving. In the process we aim to increase their self- confidence and self-worth.
o Expose the children to various professionals – artists and entrepreneurs, so as to learn and be inspired by them.
o Encourage eco-friendly practices, like recycling, upcycling, and handcrafting (as opposed to buying). This is also to raise awareness of, and appreciation for, what their care-providers do for them.
o Provide a resource and opportunity to bring together families and kids, and artisans and chefs to encourage creativity, resourcefulness, and craftsmanship.
o While the children may come in costume, we aim to provide an alternative activity to the typical Halloween celebrations.

RSVP A MUST!
4737896 / 0920-5178127
KIDSAHOY@GMAIL.COM

INTERESTED TO BECOME A MERCHANT? WE HAVE LIMITED SLOTS SO CONTACT US ASAP. Pls look for Teacher Zeena or Neris.

If you would like to donate or sponsor a toy chest or its intended contents (storybooks, toys and art supplies), contact us, too!

JOIN KIDS AHOY’S CARNIVAL WITH A HEART!

May 22-10 for Bahay Kalinga and Lingap Pangkabataan

July 4, 2010

“Peace is a culture that we create by putting it in the curriculum for young people, through creating this next generation where young people get a chance to go across borders, across cultures, to learn more about each other’s life, to create a global community, learn about opportunities for helping others. It’s investing in peace and tolerance training, ending the gap between rich and poor.”
— Craig Kielburger

“The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.” – Plato

If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.
Mohandas Gandhi

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
Frederick Douglass

The greatest truth must be recognition that in every man, in every child is the potential for greatness.
— Robert F. Kennedy

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Summer 2010 wouldn’t have been complete if our Kids Ahoy everyday heroes didn’t get to go on a Little Rescue Play Mission! So we did last May 22nd for the benefit of Bahay Kalinga of Antipolo and Lingap Pangkabataan of QC. Join us next time and find out why we are addicted to the kind of love rush that each Lil Rescue Play Mission gives all of us! Thanks to all who made this possible! Helping others have never been this fun! http://kidsahoy.multiply.com/photos/album/241 FIND OUT HOW YOU, TOO CAN HELP WHILE HAVING FUN! :+)

Fun in the Sun Little Rescue Playdate / May 22, 2010, 3-5pm

Beneficiaries:

1) Bahay Kalinga c/o Melissa Canda, from Antipolo 15 kids
– with 5 adult coordinators
2) Lingap Pangkabataan c/o Nancy Nicolas, Ermin Garcia, QC 20kids
http://www.lingappangkabataan.org
– with coordinators

Sponsors:

1) http://www.mystuffnfluff.com/ Mommy Simone Herrera (of Nina)
– Food Cart with waffle dogs
– Balloon decors
– Bubble Show
2) Knick Knacks snack c/o Med Marigondon (Catalytix advertising)
3) Cathy for cioCColato Chocolate Fountain
4) Mommy Jen (of Josh & Rielle) for boxes of juice
6) Mommy Ana (of Miguel) sent over Clay for Teacher Uly’s clay tutorial session
7) Mommy Mhellai (Caine and Huri) also brought snackies
8) From previous donations (c/o sorority sister Mari Sievert of the UP Sigma Delta Phi So-Cal, pre-loved clothes & various school supplies set per child)
9) Wynne Arboleda, PBA basketball player, donated 3 sports sets for the 2 beneficiary centers (BK and LP) and for Kids Ahoy. He also got a chance to play basketball with the kids :=)
10) Johnna Sarabia & Wilyn Finete brought snackies for the kids, too.
11) Mommy Jen (Justine) gave a box of books split between 2 centers

Thank you too to the Kids Ahoy Fun Crew who coordinated and facilitated the afternoon of fun:

1) Teachers Aia, Leland, Zeena and Sierra
2) Teacher Uly for agreeing to conduct a free clay workshop for the kids
3) Neris, Reyna, Jak, Marko and Dong

and for our Kids Ahoy Little Rescuers who assisted during the event:
1) Huri
2) Caine
3) Joaquin
4) Nina
5) Monty
6) Kitkat
7) Gab
8) Kitty
9) Joshua
10) Rielle

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If you have cool and meaningful gifts as well as wonderful ideas on how we can work together to continue on spreading love and planting seeds of hope in underserved kids’ hearts (not to mention ideas on how to bring up our children in a culture of giving and sharing!), contact us today!

4737896 / kidsahoy@yahoo.com

What we do today for all children matter!

   
 
 
     

Fun in the Sun!

April 26, 2010

FUN IN THE SUN! Charity Playdate
a 1, Little 2, Little 3…Little Rescue! Play Mission

Beneficiary: BAHAY KALINGA FOR GIRLS
(Antipolo City)

May 22, 2010. Saturday.
3-5 pm At Kids Ahoy!

Be a Hero this Summer!
Give your child an opportunity to share
his/her blessings by donating books, school & art supplies (pencils, crayons, school bag, notepads, notebooks, pens, etc),
and/or by providing snacks, treats & drinks
for our beneficiaries.
Also, VOLUNTEER as a Play Facilitator and Playmate!

DONATE & VOLUNTEER TODAY!
kidsahoyshop.com
4737896 / 0920-5178127 / kidsahoy@yahoo.com

RSVP A MUST as we can only handle a limited number of people and kids per event at our venue. Priority passes will be given to donors & volunteers.

Pls help us find more EVERYDAY HEROES who will donate/volunteer for this Little Rescue Summer Play Mission by reposting! THANKS!

Kids Ahoy & Lil Rescue joins Kids Creating Change (KCC 2010)

February 17, 2010
2010’s definitely our year to join in such wonderful events and form great alliances with organizers (both private and NGOs, local or international) who share in our vision of creating a proactive community and village to raise Filipino children in! We, in behalf of our https://littlerescue.wordpress.com advocacy, are proudly supporting this awesome KCC 2010 event on Feb 3rd! Thanks to Teachers Cherie [http://barefootprint.multiply.com] and Leland for paving the way so Kids Ahoy can take part in bringing happiness to 100 kid-beneficiaries, all disadvantaged youth from Smokey Mountain and Payatas.

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Kids Creating Change (KCC) 2010 is a dynamic one-day arts event
aimed at empowering disadvantaged youth to enact positive change in their own communities. This remarkable event will be held on

February 3rd 2010 at La Mesa Ecopark, Quezon City

KCC is the collaborative venture of local & international NGOs focused on development, children’s rights and the arts.

KCC 2010 draws inspiration from the 8 Visions of Hope movement,
which is aimed at exploring art and culture’s role in the achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The event is supported by AusAID, the Australian Government’s overseas aid program, and by Austraining, a specialist project management and international development organization. Youth from several local areas will be in attendance, including from such communities as Smokey Mountain and Payatas. These are especially vulnerable communities that can truly benefit from support to develop sustainable improvements in their own lives.

One of the highlights of the day will be a ‘Nylon Zoo’, a massive inflatable salmon
which holds 30-40 children and will be a venue for dress-up animal parades and
story time. The day also involves a performance by the Hope Worldwide Puppet Theatre Troupe and a theatre performance by former street children from Bahay Tuluyan Philippines. Other activities include short film screening, face painting and ‘trash to treasure’ recycled craft activities.

By providing a creative and vibrant arts space, performances by
local and international artists, along with innovative workshops and
presentations, the event will inspire young people, enhancing
their understanding of development issues and present practical and imaginative approaches to achieving the MDGs.

Key contact: Lea Czikowski, spokesperson: 0939 639 2016

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Li’l Rescue Play Mission: Beneficiary for EXPO Kid, Rockwell Mar 6th!

February 17, 2010

Kids Ahoy! WILL BE ONE OF THE ACTIVITY PROVIDERS AND OUR LITTLE RESCUE PLAY MISSION [https://littlerescue.wordpress.com] was chosen as a beneficiary for the event!!! How cool is that???

Thanks to Creative Juice and Mommy Pages [& Urban Mom] for this wonderful opportunity!

Entrance to EXPO KID is just 25 pesos per person. Kids below 12 get in free:) All proceeds from registration go to the Kids Ahoy Little Rescue Play Mission:)

If you’re coming, do make sure to let us know so we can at least submit a list of those attending from our Kids Ahoy community:

EMAIL KIDSAHOY@YAHOO.COM
SUBJ: EXPO KID, MAR 6, 2010
NAMES OF ATTENDEES, AGES
CITY OF RESIDENCE
HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THIS EVENT?

NOTE THAT ATTENDEES MAY ALSO BRING DONATED ITEMS FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR LITTLE RESCUE PLAY MISSIONS AT THE EVENT. We would appreciate your donated toys, school supplies [writing paper, notebooks, pens, school bag, storybooks, etc] or art materials [pencils, crayons, watercolor, markers, drawing paper, sketchpads, coloring books, etc] which we will use during the play missions for kids in-need!  Parents & Kids can also sign-up to be Play Volunteers & Lil Rescuers for our next Play Mission!

WHAT A FUN AND WORTHWHILE EVENT TO SUPPORT SO WE HOPE THAT YOU WILL COME IN FULL FORCE! IF YOU WANT TO BE COUNTED AS A PROACTIVE MEMBER OF KIDS AHOY, DROP BY OUR ACTIVITY BOOTH, SAY HELLO, REGISTER AND WEAR A KIDS AHOY “CERTIFIED KID-LOVER” ID BADGE WITH PRIDE! IF YOU WEAR ONE, YOU MIGHT JUST WIN A CLASS OR TWO FOR SUMMER 2010!

WUHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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Come to EXPO KID and let your child experience fun and learning from the most dynamic activity providers today.

March 6, 2010, SATURDAY, 10am-8pm

OPEN TO KIDS OF ALL AGES!

What to expect at Expo Kid:
– Fun, educational and interactive activity stations by Kids Ahoy Creative Playshop, My Masterpiece Movement and Kiddieparty.com
– Meet some of the country’s best activity providers for children (in art, sports, music, and more), preschools, party shops, etc.
– Shop for great finds at the Expo Kid bazaar
– On stage activities for kids of all ages

For more info, contact the organizers:
inquiry@expomom.com, 7809898 or text 09088657246.

Drop by for our educational+entertaining program of activities to be held on the EXPO KID stage! Here’s what we have in store for you:

11:00 am
Balloon Show by Jiggles the Balloon Lady

11:45 am
Yoga Kids Demo by Michelle Ressa Aventajado

12:15 pm
Games & Raffle

12:45 pm
Sponsor’s Portion: Glaxo Smithkline

1:30 pm
Musical Performance by Krissy & Ericka

2:45 pm
Bumblebee & Co. Coolest Costumes Fashion Show

3:30 pm
Kids Ahoy Portion: NatureKeepers

5:00 pm
Tumble Tots Storytelling, Music & Movement Activity

5:45 pm
My Masterpiece Movement’s Multi-Arts Show

6:30 pm
Kids Ahoy: Mad Lab

*Schedules are subject to change without prior notice.

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PLS HELP US SPREAD THE WORD BY FORWARD TO YOUR FRIENDS OR REPOSTING IN YOUR BLOGS! THANKS!

Kids ahoy

Shop & Care eNetwork makes Lil Rescue Play Missions, beneficiary

December 15, 2009

[a repost from Shop & Care Network]

Welcome to Shop & Care Network of Shoppers, Sellers, Donors, Volunteers & Little Rescuers! Why a Shop & Care online shop you ask? How is it possible to shop and buy you want (or sell & donate what you can) and do a little good for Filipino kids in the process?

The “1 Little 2 Little 3…Little Rescue” Play Mission idea was born out of the floodwaters of Typhoon Ondoy last Oct 2009. The first play mission was spearheaded by Kids Ahoy (a proactive community of Filipino parents, educators, kids and kid-lovers) together with its Lil Rescue volunteers & sponsors who wanted to do something concrete to help the Typhoon Ondoy kid-victims. The first community-beneficiary (more than 200 urban poor kids) was from Families and Children for Empowerment and Development (FCED) of Paco & Pandacan. The succeeding kid-beneficiaries were from Gawad Kalinga-Sitio Ruby, North Fairview & Gawad Kalinga-Karangalan Village in Pasig. We have also an ongoing outreach program (Art and Outdoors) with the kids of CRIBS Foundation most Friday afternoons since November 2009.

After only three play missions, a CRIBS ongoing Art & Outdoors Friday pm-sessions and a little over 300 kids benefitting from the facilitated play & learn experiences, it was clear to all Little Rescue Play Missions organizers that there are many more kids in-need who can benefit from such activities and therefore they must continue to be hosted in 2010. Aside from the donated items which will surely be appreciated by the kids, it is truly the wonderful play & learn experience which they value the most.

Check out photos of the past Play Missions which will pretty much be replicated and improved (if we get more resources, more volunteers, more sponsors, etc). Once you view the photos, the only question that remains is, “HOW CAN WE STOP HOSTING SUCH PLAY MISSIONS FOR KIDS IN-NEED?”

http://kidsahoy.multiply.com/photos/album/212/Dec_5_Lil_Rescue
http://kidsahoy.multiply.com/photos/album/211/Lil_Rescue_Holiday_Playdate
http://kidsahoy.multiply.com/photos/album/204/Lil_Rescue_Playdate_1017
http://kidsahoy.multiply.com/photos/album/203/1_little_2_little_3…Little_Rescue_

The Lil Rescue team is committed to do the work but we will need additional resources to keep on giving and sharing! Donated proceeds generated from Shop & Care through its network of buyers, sellers and donors will be used in the succeeding play missions which will be held at least once a month in 2010 (50 kids per play mission will be invited from partner-NGOs i.e. FCED, Gawad Kalinga) specifically, for the following purposes:

1: Purchase art (crayons, paper, pencil) & school (notebook, pad paper, ballpen, pencil) supplies necessary for the facilitation of each play mission.

2: Put together play-center-in-a-box which will be used during the missions (and if possible to be donated to each partner-NGO beneficiary) such as:

A. SPORTS & RECREATION-IN-A-BOX (includes basketball, soccer, net, etc)

B. CREATIVE PLAY-IN-BOX (books, art supplies, puppets)

C. FREE-PLAY-IN-A-BOX (toy blocks, pretend play toys)

D. LITERACY-IN-A-BOX (Story books, flashcards & other basic reading aids & manipulatives)

3: Funds to be used to pay for transportation to bring kids over to the play mission venue (Kids Ahoy, Cubao, QC) and back to their communities.

4: Funds to be used to purchase snacks/refreshments for the kids during the play missions.

5: Purchase art & school supplies as take-home gifts for the kids.

The life and future of ONE CHILD will impact 10s, 100s maybe even 1000s. We can never underestimate even our personal efforts to help and to reach out to just ONE CHILD TODAY! THROUGH THIS SHOP & CARE NETWORK, WE WOULD LIKE TO CHALLENGE YOU TO DO A LITTLE GOOD WHILE YOU SHOP (and sell!).

FOR DETAILS ON THE LITTLE RESCUE PLAY MISSION: Pls visit https://littlerescue.wordpress.com or check out its coordinators’ site at http://www.kidsahoyshop.com kidsahoy@gmail.com / 4737896 / 0920-5178127 Look for Teachers Aia or Teacher Leland

For details on how you can participate in this effort (Shop & Care Network), pls email shopandcare@yahoo.com / 0920-5178127.

At the least, pls help us by being an online advocate for the Little Rescue efforts. HELP US SPREAD THE WORD BY ADDING US AS A CONTACT, ADDING A LINK TO US IN YOUR BLOGS, DISPLAYING OUR LOGO-LINK & FORWARDING THIS SITE TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS!

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE! YOU ARE A CERTIFIED KID-LOVER!

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