Monday, December 9, 2019

SHARING HOPE 2019 RAFFLE


On Thanksgiving Day, November 28 (Eastern Standard Time), thru live streaming in Facebook, Friends of Tapulanga held its raffle draw of Sharing Hope Raffle 2019 at St. Francis of Assisi School of Silay City right after the flag ceremony.  200 tickets were sold to US citizens with 5 raffle prizes. Proceeds of the raffle will go to the scholarship program of the school.

Congratulations to the following winners:

(1st prize) 11-inch Apple iPad Pro – Meghan Sommers
(2nd prize) Alexa Echo (3rd generation) Bob Strauss
(3rd prize) Apple AirPods wireless headphones Phil Siegrist
(4th prize)  Google nest home mini Robert Graham
(5th prize) Fitbit Inspire Madeleine Castro


A huge thanks to everyone who bought tickets to support Friends of Tapulanga! To God be all the glory!

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

BLOCK SCREENING : FROZEN 2




Last November 21, 2019, Tapulanga Foundation hosted a group screening for FROZEN 2 movie at Ayala Malls Capitol Central in Bacolod City, Philippines. There were a total of 292 students from Pre-school to grade 3, grades 5 and 6, together with their advisers and school and Tapulanga staff.  While watching the movie, everyone enjoyed a snack treat of popcorn and juice!
















You can view photos on this link.


On November 24, an official BLOCK SCREENING for the movie FROZEN 2 was again hosted by the foundation, filling up a 325-seat cinema with guests and scholars from grades 9 and 10 with teachers and staff. This was a fundraising activity benefiting the foundation’s healthcare program. Thanks to three generous sponsors, Taters popcorn was given for free to all during the movie.

You can view photos on this link.

We are so thankful to all the donors who generously sponsored the scholars to watch Frozen 2 movie.  To many of the scholars, this was their first time to watch a movie in a cinema!

A big thank you as well goes to all those who supported the fundraiser by watching the movie! To God be all the Glory!




Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Raffle for a Cause 2019


Last September 16 to October 15, Tapulanga Foundation held a “RAFFLE FOR A CAUSE” fundraising activity for the benefit of the foundation’s college scholarship program. For SY 2019 – 2020, we have 6 college scholars studying in different colleges and universities in Bacolod City.
A total of 300 tickets were sold. Drawing of winners were done last by four students at St. Francis of Assisi School of Silay City right after the flag ceremony, with the students, teachers and staff as the audience.


Congratulations to the following winners:
1st prize of 10.5-inch Apple iPad Pro – Ms. Arlyn Navarra
2nd prize of Bose Soundlink Revolve – Dr. Cora Barba
3rd prize of Fitbit Inspire HR – Mrs. Jhay Montelibano
4th prize of a pair of Apple Airpods – Mr. Luis Alfonso Kilayko

From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to express our sincere thanks to everyone who supported by buying raffle tickets.  To God be all the Glory!



Wednesday, August 21, 2019



After 1 year in the Philippines, with 6 amazing months in Tapulanga Foundation and St. Francis of Assisi School, it's time for us to go home.

We have been able to discover this beautiful country and its people.

During this time, we had lots of great experiences. We were able to celebrate the sports fest at school, we saw how the grade 10 students had their graduation and how the new school year started.


Because of this, we want to thank Tapulanga, the staff and of course Ms. Micmic for all the opportunities they gave to us and the hours we laughed together.


We want to thank the St. Francis of Assisi School, the teachers and students, for the love they gave to us during the hours we spent together and great conversations we had.


And we want to thank everyone else who helped us to make this year so great!




It was such a great honor for us to meet everyone!
No "goodbyes" just "see you soon!"

Love,

Annelie and Franzi


Wednesday, August 7, 2019

WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!

The new school year just began on July 1st. While everybody was quite busy during the first week to arrange everything this second week of school, the daily school life is already implemented.

When I first came back to school I saw that some things changed while others still stayed the same. But I will start at the beginning and just tell something about my first day back at the school.


Before I arrived Ms. Micmic and Ms. Leda informed me that I will be able to assist in grade 6 which is the same class as the one I had last year. So in the morning I was happy to join the students in English, Math and Science. During my lunch break, I already recognized the first major change. The school started now to be a plastic free school! So while everyone got their lunch, they had to use some plates and cups which are reusable. When I bought a snack, I didn't receive it in a plastic bag, instead they covered it with a banana leaf.

After my snack, I went to kindergarten where I did the story telling and played with the kids.

And this was the time I saw the second change. All the class rooms got repainted and some of them got re-organized as well. And not only the classrooms got a new look, but also the library where they started to donate some of those hundreds of books and they opened a reading area.

 In this area, the children now have the chance to have some time off of the stressful school day so they can just take their time and read some books.

Last but not least, they also started to build some new classrooms for the students.


All in all, it was a really nice start back to school.

Until next time,


Annelie & Franzi 


Monday, June 17, 2019


As Tapulanga Foundation held its 8th Silay Summer Workshop this 2019, 125 students received their certificates last May 31 for completing the month-long workshops from different classes such as Baking, Basic and Advanced Drawing and Painting, Guitar, Hip Hop Dance and Swimming.

The foundation is truly blessed and thankful to all the sponsors and donors who made possible for scholars to join the workshops, especially AY Foundation, our major sponsor and Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. and Norconsult Management Services, Phils., our minor sponsors. Thank you also to all the students who participated and gave their best in learning.

To all the coaches and teachers who shared their passion to the students: Coach Jubal Zayco, assisted by Alyzandra Gwyneth Dingcong and Erika Dane Zayco for Swimming; Sir Ramon De Los Santos, assisted by Myron De Los Santos for Basic and Advanced Drawing and Painting; Sir Jun Davo for Guitar; Sir Champ Tipon, assisted by Dhenice Armada and Vincent Soluta for Hip Hop Dance; and Annelie Paul and Franzi Osterrieder for Baking, we thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts!


To God be all the glory! 

You can view photos of the workshop:

May 6-10, 2019 (Week 1)
Baking Camp: Click Here
Basic and Advance Drawing and Painting: (Morning Session) Click Here
Basic and Advance Drawing and Painting: (Afternoon Session) Click Here
Guitar ClassClick Here
Hip Hop Class:Click Here
Swimming CampClick Here

May 13-17, 2019 (Week 2)
Baking Camp: Click Here
Basic and Advance Drawing and Painting: (Morning Session) Click Here 
Basic and Advance Drawing and Painting: (Afternoon Session)Click Here
Guitar ClassClick Here
Hip Hop ClassClick Here
Swimming CampClick Here

May 20-24, 2019 (Week 3)
Baking Camp: Click Here
Basic and Advance Drawing and PaintingClick Here
Guitar ClassClick Here
Hip Hop ClassClick Here
Swimming CampClick Here

May 27-30, 2019 (Week 4)
Baking Camp: Click Here
Basic and Advance Drawing and PaintingClick Here
Guitar ClassClick Here
Hip Hop ClassClick Here
Swimming CampClick Here

Graduation (May 31, 2019):  Click Here






















Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Baking workshop

This year the school didn't only offer swimming, drawing and painting, hip hop and guitar classes but also  baking class which Annelie and I were in charge of.


We started our first day of baking on May 6th. During the four weeks of baking, we had four different groups of 5 to 7 students. Each group had 5 days of baking.

Week 1: May 6 -  10


Week 2: May 13 -17


Week 3: May 20 - 24


Week 4: May 27 - 31

We learned every day something different. On Monday we baked banana chocolate chip cupcakes, on Tuesday Pretzels which is a typical German food and on Wednesday apple pie. On the next day we made sweet bread out of half of the dough and with the other half we made some little pizzas. Friday was our sweet day so we baked cookies and brownies.










At the end of May, the Tapulanga Foundation arranged a graduation where the students of all workshops got a certificate and the hip hop and guitar classes showed what they learned during this four weeks through intermission numbers.

It was a great honor for us to spent time with the students and to enjoy baking together. We are hoping that all of them will continue baking whenever they have the chance to because they all did a great job!

See you again!
Annelie & Franzi