Dolores Aboitiz Children's Fund, Children's Festival 09'

This year, the Children’s Festival organized by the Dolores S. Aboitiz Children's Fund will be held on October 17-18 at the Don Bosco Technology Center. The festival is organized by the Dolores S. Aboitiz Children's Fund, a grant-giving program of Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc., as a highlight of the Children's Month celebration.

Through various fun activities, the Children’s Festival aims to widen the experience of children about life and to instill in them hope for the future.

Participating Institutions this year are the Zapatera SpEd Center, Options Inc., The Lord Who Cares Foundation, Forge Inc., Tejero Elementary School, Don Bosco Technology Center, Nano Nagle Child Care and Learning Center, SOS Children’s Village, Community Scouts Guidance and Rehab Center, Community Christian Fellowship, Share a Child Movement Inc., Missionaries of the Poor, TSF Children’s Center, Operation Mobilization, Christ for Asia Association Inc., World Vision, Visayan Forum, Stop Abuse of Minors Association, Inc.. RAFI Participating barangays: Tejero, T. Padilla, Tinago, Sto. Niño, & San Roque.

Working Committee Volunteer Organizations (to name a few): Tsinelas Association, Inc., Cebu Normal University – LS, Rotary Club of Metro Mandaue, Aboitiz Leaders of Excellence (ALEx), Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc., Young Minds Academy Alumni.

Companies who are sponsors of the Children’s Festival event will also distribute their own brand products to the children. To name a few which includes Jollibee, Globe, Zesto, Julies bakeshop, Waffle Time, Julies Bakeshop, Kaffe Alde, Dunkin Donuts, Nature’s Spring Waters, SM City Cebu.

There are various learning stations that are stationed all over and around the DBTC which offer fun-filled activities for the children, such as a station that focuses on citizenship and leadership, a station highlighting basic environmental concerns and its implication to health and the station that features Pinoy games emphasizing on teamwork and culture.

About DACF:

Dolores S. Aboitiz Children’s Fund (DACF), is a funding program of the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. that focuses on children’s welfare and development. The Dolores S. Aboitiz Children’s Fund (DACF) is a program that focuses on children’s needs and concerns. By making grants available to children-oriented programs, it aims to contribute to the protection and interventions that build children’s wisdom and resiliency.

DACF works with other stakeholders in creating child nurturing communities and families. It also strives to provide better opportunities for children to achieve optimum development of their potentials. As a program of RAFI, it adheres to the policies and thrusts of the Foundation and it complements RAFI’s development programs by specifically addressing children’s concerns.
Dolores Aboitiz Children's Fund, Children's Festival 09' Dolores Aboitiz Children's Fund, Children's Festival 09' Reviewed by Vernon Joseph Go on Saturday, October 17, 2009 Rating: 5

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