Manila, Philippines - After
one week of suspended classes due to heavy rains, students
at Everest Manila were not only excited to be back
in school, but also to reach out to the unfortunate
victims of the flood.
Many students came to school carrying donations
of food and goods, while others shared their experiences of
packing relief goods with their communities. In Catholic Formation class,
all the students made personal prayer cards for families affected
by the flood; the prayer cards were then attached to
the relief bags that all the students had helped pack.
The middle school students
prepared sandwiches that they brought personally to Ibayo Palingon evacuation
center and Brgy. Santa Anna (both situated in Taguig City)
for their first Apostolic Activity. They made up to 1000
ham and cheese sandwiches, which they personally delivered to 500
children and 130 families.
“I truly thought that we did an
ordinary thing extraordinarily,” said 7th grader Sabina Gidaya, “I believe
that by doing this, we made God happy by being
generous to our brothers and sisters.”