Philippines, 22 February, 2014 – QNET kicks off the Footprints mentoring programme in the Philippines! In the wee hours of a chirpy Saturday morning, a group of thirty-one enthusiastic grown-ups began their day with twenty kids from the Virlanie Foundation – Masaya Home, Philippines.
The event itself was a special treat for the kids of the Foundation, where they were overwhelmed by the fun activities lined up for the first ever mentor meets mentees activity!
The activity began with a brief introduction about the Footprints programme and a fun ice breaking session between mentors and mentees! The line-up of activities for the day focused on fun elements, in order to create a relaxed mood among participants.
The Virlanie kids surprised their mentors with a cool performance that left everyone star struck! This was followed by a mouth-watering lunch that left our mentors and mentees all fueled up for their next activity.
Later, everyone was divided into groups and each group was given a topic to present. The main objective of the activity was to build trust, improve co-ordination as well as increase alertness towards the environment and the people around them. Our mentees were eager to learn and the event succeeded in creating a new bond between our mentors and mentees.
The event also helped our young mentees to further explore their talents and build their self-esteem predominantly in the usage of the English Language. The activities conducted also aimed to sharpen their skills in goal-setting and promote good teamwork. Mentors and mentees went home with exciting goody bags along with happy memories of a day well spent.