Monday, March 28, 2011

Homeschool x 5 Cavite

Jonny offered me to come meet his extended family. They live about an hour and a half south of Manila in government housing projects. The projects are home to many families that have been moved from the railroad tracks in Manila and others who lost their settlements on the streets after a strong typhoon. The houses were a great idea, but along with the houses the government forgot to include jobs, so many people just scrape to get by. This was my second time there and they gave me a warm welcome to come and teach the children of the projects.

Many of the houses have been abandoned in search of jobs elsewhere

The kids were very excited to show off their swimming pool. I don't know if there was ever water in it

Fun Games

Take off your sandal and throw it at the empty can. I was able to capture a perfect shot by this young man. Check the can off the ground and the sandal behind it. Nice aim!!

Of course pool

Bingo with rocks

Saving the string from woven bags

The art lesson for the day, thanks to Adam and the parents for the extra support.

Great photo here from Adam. At the end of the lessons, I design envelopes for the kids to color and put their work in. With over 40 kids a lesson, it gets kinda hectic trying to produce that many envelopes at the same time. The girl on the right reactes to a parent trying to get ahead of her in line for the designs. Cooler heads prevailed and everyone left with an envelope.

Cavite Crew

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