Philippines Service Trip 2017-18 Summary

Our last group shot before departing for Manila, Philippines

23 students and 3 teachers from the Toronto Catholic District School Board will be partaking in a service learning experience to the Philippines from Dec. 28, 2017 to Jan. 10, 2018.

Links below will be updated daily (depending on wifi availability).

Follow our travels and feel free to write comments below and on each individual post.

Note to parents: We have arrived SAFE and SOUND.

Our first group picture in the Philippines

LINKS – updated daily

Who’s on the 2017-18 Team? (In progress)

IMG_1674 Day 1 – Travelling to the Philippines

IMG_1761 Day 2 – Visiting the Masagana ANCOP community

IMG_2156 (small).png Day 3 – Part 1 – Visiting San Mateo (building)

IMG_1838 Day 3 – Part 2 – San Mateo (fetching water) (NEW)

IMG_1972 Day 3 – Part 3 – Visiting AVANAI (NEW)

IMG_2049 (small) Day 4 – Sunday Mass, ANCOP office, Manila Tour

IMG_2145 Day 4 – Manila Tour & NYE at Mall of Asia (in progress)

Screen Shot 2018-01-02 at 4.04.33 PM Day 5 – Visiting Tondo orphanage – Part 1

Screen Shot 2018-01-04 at 5.29.24 PM Day 5 – Visiting slums of Smokey Mountain (in progress)

IMG_2342 Day 6 – Makati Tour (in progress)

Screen Shot 2018-01-03 at 1.57.44 PM Day 6 – Visiting AKC Ancop village – part 1

IMG_2613 (small) Day 6 – Visiting AKC Ancop village – part 2

IMG_2577 Day 7 – Sightseeing in Tagaytay (in progress)

IMG_2703 Day 8 – Part 1 – Baliwag Municipal Office (in progress)

IMG_2743 (small) Day 8 – Part 2 – Build Day 1 – Baliwag (NEW)

IMG_2893 (small) Day 9 – Part 1 – Second day of building in Baliwag (NEW)

IMG_2891 (small) Day 9 – Part 2 – Meeting Baliwag partners (in progress)

Screen Shot 2018-01-06 at 12 (small) Day 10 – Part 1 – Build day 3

Screen Shot 2018-01-06 at 12 (small) Day 10 – Part 2 – Eating Balut

Screen Shot 2018-01-11 at 10.15.20 AM Day 10 – Part 3 – Playing with the kids (in progress)

Screen Shot 2018-01-07 at 7 Day 11 – Reconnecting with Paniqui, Tarlac

IMG_3412 (small) Day 12 – Build Day 4 in Baliwag (in progress)

Screenshot (small) Day 12 – TCDSB Donations Market

Screen Shot 2018-01-11 at 9.37.49 AM Day 13 – Part 1 – Last day on Buildsite (NEW)

Screen Shot 2018-01-12 at 2.03.03 AM Day 14 – Departing for Toronto (NEW)

Check back daily for updated links

3 thoughts on “Philippines Service Trip 2017-18 Summary

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  1. Let the adventure begin, all the best with your service trip!

    Peace, Joy, Hope, Charity, Appreciation and Humility, Steve De Quintal Teacher, St. Mary Catholic Academy, 66 Dufferin Park Ave. Toronto, Ontario M6H-1J6. 416-393-5528 ext. 84293 “that they may have life and have it to the full.” “The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.” – Masanobu Fukuka ***You can always email but a call or a visit will get a quicker response***


  2. You are all amazing. Putting your faith into action is a very noble trait. May God bless all of you for this wonderful gesture of love and faith to our Lord Jesus Christ. May you all be blessed a hundredfold.

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