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Project 092 – Wheels of Life (School in a Cart)

Kids club on the farm The books come from Tatworth School, Chard - no longer needed there. The toys are from a kind donor in Chard, Somerset.

Kids club on the farmNonie Samonte, our qualified Street Educator teaches the children with the aid of a laptop computer. Street family (below).
Kids club on the farm

The School in a Cart, “Gulong ng Buhay” (Wheel of Life) with 4 spokes attached to the hub which we want to represent Christ, the centre of our ministry. The four spokes are, “karunungan” (Education), “Kabuhayan (Livelihood), “Kalusugan” (Health), “Kabuluhan” (Values).

Dear Friends

Cubao, a commercial district of Quezon City, is home to many prostituted street kids and children-at-risk who too are in conflict with the law. Street families park their carts in nearby alleys and their kids roam the busy streets playing, begging, and shouting for passengers to take public transportation to earn to augment what their parents can make.

Most if not all of the kids do not attend school.

Children should not be deprived of their rights to education. Their inability to come should not hinder them from learning. School in a Cart is an alternative innovative approach to learning and we believe it can be an answer to the problem(s) that has kept many street kids from attending school. We pray that attending the school in a Cart would only be a prelude to going to a regular school after.

Empowerment of the children through education is a means to help them rise above their present situation: uneducated and poor. The children’s needs should be met and we shall always attempt to do our part to see that they are met.

 We believe all children are potential assets to our motherland. Enhancing these potentials is a responsibility of parents as well as the government and organizations such as ours. They are children today but adults tomorrow who likely would administrate the affairs of our nation.
One of the kids who regularly came to the centre was asked what he would like to become in the future. He responded without hesitation, “I want to become the President of the Philippines.” We did not laugh at his dream rather we encouraged him to pursue what he wanted to become. Who knows what the Lord’s plan for him is?

We also believe above all that God has a wonderful plan for each of the kids we minister to and we would be happy to be His agent of change. Changes may come slowly but with genuine love and compassion, we believe many of them would be transformed into what God wants them to be.

Alfredo (Iddo) Olavidez (Philippine co-worker)  

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