In December 2023, the Tapulanga Foundation extended its generosity once more, showering not only its scholars but also neighboring communities with abundant blessings. Giving JOY and spreading LOVE, the foundation reached out to 2,014 families, kindling the flame of Christmas spirit. Each family received a heartwarming Christmas package, comprising 5 kilograms of rice, a delightful spaghetti pack for Noche Buena (Christmas eve dinner) and a box of chocolates!
Last December 8, fifty-four Grade 10 Tapulanga scholars enjoyed their fun-packed Christmas treat at Campuestuhan Highland Resort in Talisay City. The kids enjoyed different outdoor activities such as sky bike, rope course, Vikings and waterslide! 🥳
On December 13, 174 students, teachers, and staff of Jose D. Cuaycong Elementary School and 170 of Sitio Roma (a fishing village in Silay) and three farm laborers received Christmas gift packs from Tapulanga Foundation, with the special participation of POST Agency Services Inc.
On December 14, 50 families in Hacienda Maquina and 10 barbers in Silay City received their Christmas package, together with the 17 Pre-schoolers, teachers, and staff from Locsin Genealogy Preschool Foundation.
On December 15, we were beyond grateful to be welcomed by 134 students, teachers, and staff from Dalinson Elementary School, E.B. Magalona. With the help of our SFAS alumnus and former Tapulanga scholar (now a teacher at Dalinson), Ms. Donna Zaragoza, we were able to share a Christmas package to everyone! We had to cross a river and ride a "caro" (carriage driven by a carabao/water buffalo) to get to their school. The kids were so happy! This is our first time to give to them so God-willing, we will include them every year already.
On the 17th and 21st of December, we partnered with our German volunteers (Bahar Kurtbas and Katja Göpfert) to reach 63 more families at Hacienda Takas,76 families at Brgy. Alicante and 5 Sakada farmers along the way!
On December 19 and 20, a total of 615 scholars at SFAS (from Preschool to Grade 11) received their gift packages, together with 80 teachers, staff, and volunteers of SFAS.
On December 21, 50 families from Hacienda Manalo, 50 families from Hacienda Lonoy and 60 families from Hacienda Tinihaban received their Christmas package while 16 college scholars and six garbage truck collectors received theirs on the 23rd of December. It was indeed a very Merry Christmas for these families!
On the same day, Tapulanga Foundation, in partnership with Don Bosco Technical Institute of Victorias' Student Affairs, lit-up the Christmas spirit of 50 farm laborers in different haciendas in Victorias City as student government officers, together with their adviser, Mr. John Mark S. Encarnada, distributed 5kg rice and spaghetti packs to them. They were also joined by Student Affairs officer, Mrs. Edmalyn B. Alcuizar and the Vice Principal of the Junior High School Department, Mrs. Jona P. Castro.
To all the generous donors who made the Christmas Gift Giving 2023 a HUGE success, THANK YOU SO MUCH! TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY!