It's January 1st, 2014 and we've already had a jam packed day. We spent the whole morning playing with the kids at the St. Martin de Porres Orphanage. In the afternoon our eyes were really opened as we visited the slums of Smokey Mountain. Now we are on our way to the build site where... Continue Reading →
It's January 1st, 2014. The first day of the year. We spent the entire morning at the St. Martin de Porres orphanage playing with the kids, doing some gift giving, and providing them toothbrushes and toothpaste. We were also able to break bread and get to know them through fun games and conversation. The walk... Continue Reading →
It's the first day of the new year, January 1st, 2014. Today we are travelling to the city of Tondo to visit the St. Martin de Porres orphanage. Now it's our turn to share our names, age, and future ambition. No picture of Katrina Lorenzo because official photographer had to go to the washroom. I... Continue Reading →
On December 31st, 2013 we had a free day to tour Manila. First stop was Makati financial district. After Market Market, we go back to the hotel to get some rest and get dressed for our New Year's Eve outing to Seaside, located outside of the Mall of Asia. Tomorrow we're excited to get back... Continue Reading →
It's still December 30th, our 2nd full day in the Philippines. Directly after we left our amazing day at El Dorado, we went to SM Mall Bitcutan to freshen up and grab some refreshments. From there we went to Baclaran Market. What an amazing jam-packed day. Here's a recap: Large group games and dances with... Continue Reading →
December 30th, 2013 was our 2nd full day in the Philippines. We had a very late previous night preparing all the gifts for today's El Dorado Christmas Clean-Up Party Amazing day so far. Stay tuned to Day 4 part II - Baclaran Market and Singing Waiters & Chefs
On Day 3, our first full day in the Philippines, we started our adventures in a beautiful city called Tagaytay. This rural area has vast untouched landscapes. Here we'll be doing some sight-seeing and recreation before gearing down to do our service work. Tagaytay is a 2 hour drive from the hotel. Time to head... Continue Reading →
On December 27, 2013, student leaders from the Toronto Catholic District School Board embark on a life-changing journey to serve those less fortunate in the Philippines. Student leaders and their families met at Toronto Pearson airport at 10:15 am. Meeting time is 6:30 am....a mere 2 hours away! Tagaytay here we come!!