service interaction

12 January 2012

My son’s school has this yearly activity called service interaction. The school invites kids and sometimes adults to visit the school and have a fun whole day interaction with the students. Their previous service interactions were  with community workers (street sweepers, policemen), school workers (janitors, guards, canteen staff), public school students to name a few.

 

This year, the interaction is with the Aeta kids of Porac, Pampanga. The group is being assisted by the school’s foundation already.

 

spongebob and patrick friendship

 

My son’s section is scheduled to have the interaction with the Aeta kids on Monday, January 16. Each student will be assigned a partner. The activity usually includes a getting to know you portion. Then games and lots of games follows. The students are asked to bring snacks (sandwich and juice) and lunch (fried chicken, rice and mineral water) for them and their partner. They are also asked to bring a gift pack consisting of notebooks, glue, scissors and pencils (the quantity and brand were indicated in a circular given weeks before for uniformity).

 

The aim of the said activity is for the students to learn how to share their blessings, talents and skills with the end goal of developing the following traits in each and every student of the school: compassion, conscience and community.

15 comments:

Shirgie said...

this kind of activity is good because they will not only share their talents, skills and blessings to other but also develop their social interaction.

kay said...

its a good way for them to learn about other cultures :)

Edmar Gu-Quibb said...

it is very nice thing to know that as early as their childhood, they are already trained to value the importance of giving and helping. Hope our next generation will be like this.

chino said...

It feels ultimately great when you share your blessings to everybody. It should always start when you are young. Sabi nga sa kasabihan It's better to give than to receive.

Gil Camporazo said...

A project called social interaction is similar to social immersion of education interns. They are required to mingle with the residents of a community where they are assigned and make a summary report of their activities. I'm in favor with this kind of community project.

Julie. -- said...

It's nice to know that there are schools that actually support this kind of activities. It's a good way to teach children how to socialize with others and see how fortunate they are compared to others.

tatess said...

That is a good school activity .An interaction to other community deveolp kids social awareness .they learn that life is not about school and family but also to people sorrounding them.

kindlehearts.com said...

galing! I hope your child will have fun on Monday. Of course at first they feel aloof or shy with each other and give them a few minutes and they'll be acting like they've known each other all their lives haha. Have fun! :)

Ion Gonzaga said...

it's great for the kids. it's like a semi-immersion kind of activity. what they'll learn after this is beyond just the value of sharing. they'll somehow understand some of the lifestyle and culture of the other kid, the partner. good good

yuuki said...

that is a nice school program, kids would learn to share and appreciate what they have, 2in1!

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crumpylicious blog said...

very nice activity

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kiko :(|) said...

so it will be tomorrow, i hope your son will enjoy with them.

Blair Villanueva said...

that's a good activity for kids! hahaha i miss my grade school days, its so fun being a kid.

Jenny Jimenez said...

These sort of activities are always fun. it's good your son is getting this experience. it's a great way for them to appreciate their blessings and get a chance to enjoy the feeling sharing can bring...other than understanding another part of the Philippine culture... :)

Traveller on a Shoestring said...

Sharing your blessing ay napakagandang ugali na matutunan ng anak mo!

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