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Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School

by Fundacion Ponferrada Van Stone (FPVI)
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Feb 25, 2020


Lucky, Host of "Heroes Live"
Lucky, Host of "Heroes Live"
Reported by Nonna Ponferrada

In 2019, Open Mic was introduced into the FPVI Program with the view of developing the students’ public speaking skills and building confidence to foster their individual capabilities to speak in front of their peers. This was usually followed by Q&A. Initially, this was a painful exercise but slowly became a session much anticipated by both students and teachers. In January 2020, the Team Open Mic, an enhanced version of the original, was introduced where each team is tasked to choose a famous personality (local or international) whose life and work they have to present in any format of their choice - an open invitation to further their creative potential. The point is to spur them to learn to do research, understand the materials they gather, and learn how to work as team.

Get to know Andres Bonifacio, a Filipino revolutionary hero who fought for Philippine independence, the first subject portrayed. The team of Lucky, Hannah, and Marky decided to do “Heroes Live”, a television special feature hosted by Lucky. From the studio, the host gives an introduction of Andres Bonifacio then turns over the spotlight to Hannah, a correspondent interviewing Marky, a Bonifacio fan and scholar. The format was creative and impressed school teachers who were invited to rate the performance.

The second team picked Regina “Gina” Lopez, environmental activist and Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) who passed away last year. The team used a game show format with an in-house made bell, a unique way of presenting the life and work of their chosen famous personality. Angelo played the game show host with Manuel and Lyka as competing players. The game, which amply covered Sec. Lopez’s many accomplishments and contributions in protecting the environment to benefit many, especially the marginalized, amazed the teachers/judges.

It was clear that the two teams understood the objectives of the exercise: working creatively on material/topic and mode of presentation of their choice and working cooperatively together. The third team’s presentation is yet to come and will be tackling the impact of the works of Martin Luther (seminal figure in Protestant Reformation) and Martin Luther King, Jr. (Christian Minister and Activist) on humanity in another format that will surprise the audience. Another Sunday to look forward to at the FPVI Center.

Hannah, interviewing Marky
Hannah, interviewing Marky
Game Show in action
Game Show in action
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Fundacion Ponferrada Van Stone (FPVI)

Location: Tunga - Philippines
Project Leader:
Leonor Ponferrada
Tunga, Philippines
$27,475 raised of $40,000 goal
187 donations
$12,525 to go
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