Posted by: PVI Foundation, Inc | April 19, 2016

Words of Gratitude after the 38th Kamp Pagkakaisa

“To our dear volunteers, Staff, STAG, Kitchen staff, Medical staff and our very accommodating and Helpful Mayor Antonio Halili, our local coordinators like PDAO staff through Sir Niko, CSWDO staff under the leadership of Mam Lorna Cabrera and the ever welcoming and nice Principal of Tanauan North Central School,Mam Rowena Batuhan,the participating centers/institutions and Sped Schools, our heartfelt thanks for your cooperation in answering once again our call for a good cause for Children With Special Needs. Without our collective efforts, we will not make our 38th Therapeutic Summer Camp a real success and possible.. From the Founding members, our heartfelt thanks. we salute you all. God bless and see you next camp 2017” – Tita Derly Salud, Founding Member.

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Posted by: PVI Foundation, Inc | February 12, 2015

2015 Training Schedule for our 37th Kamp Pagkakaisa

Join us…
Be one of us….

-0915 5750173
-0917 5398085

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Posted by: PVI Foundation, Inc | January 29, 2014

2014 TRAINING SCHEDULE

2014 TRAINING SCHEDULE

“Discover why some of the richest people on earth are not millionaires…. They are VOLUNTEERS”

Posted by: PVI Foundation, Inc | May 29, 2012

June 10, 1st General Assembly for 2012

JUNE 2012 GENERAL ASSEMBLY

When: June 10, 2012

Where: Nayon ng Kabataan, Mandaluyong City

Time: 3:00 to 5:00 pm

Agenda:

1. Update and Info of OBB- STAG and Group 1

2. Creating Committee

3. Upcoming Activities

Please pass this all Volunteers who might want to attend and Signify also your attendance.

Thank you!

Posted by: PVI Foundation, Inc | May 29, 2012

1st OBB for 2012

By: Kuya Sky Tuprio, 2012 Asst. Kamp Director

OBB of  STAG.. ” A tribute to Kuya Edwin Capalaran ”

 

 

Operation Big Brother of STAG this year is on June 16, 2012 ( sat. ) 8 am to 5 pm. at Prince Kevin Hills Resort at Norzagaray Bulacan.. Once again tita Merlie Bernardino allowed us to use the resort for a good cause… Thanks to her and to her family.. We will cater 50 kids from Nayon ng Kabataan in Mandaluyong.. Ate Nene Casa will provide (2) two 30 seater bus for the kids as well as for volunteers… thanks ate nene…

Assembly time is 5am at nayon ng kabataan.. please be on time… bus will leave before 6 am.. we will post a direction for on how to go to the venue…

Stag is working hard to make this first obb of the year to be successful and meaningful for the kids and the volunteers.. and we cannot do it with out each and every ones cooperation…

so we are asking a list of volunteers and visitor for security purposes…

bring your own utensils…

and please feel free to bring food and drinks …

kids need a volunteer specially during swimming activity….

expect to get wet… lets all do this for the kids..

to those who will bring friends or visitors.. be responsible .. orient them about the activity…

we also expect them to participate in activity…

Me and Kuya Pio Fortuno Jr. will Documents the activity..

volunteers, just focus on kids and activity..

We are working on a tight budget for foods, token for kids and other expenses… so feel free to donate if you want… or bring something for the kids…

. ” hope to see you all there “..Just PM me if you have questions…

” Doing Our Own Little Ways to Keep the Fire Burning “… – STAG

Posted by: PVI Foundation, Inc | May 29, 2012

New Set of Officers for the year 2012-2014

We would like to introduce the new set of PVI OFFICERS for 2012-2014

President: Ederlinda Salud

Vice President-Internal: Pio Fortuno, Jr.
Vice President-External: Lorraine Badoy

Secretary: Lea Lou Bautista
Asst. Secretary: Cricel Elises

Treasurer: Alice Alagos
Asst. Treasurer: Abegail Mendoza

Auditor: Nancy Chua

PRO: SkylabTuprio
Sarah Javier

Peace Officer: Hans Yohan Sangalang

Congratulations to all!

Posted by: PVI Foundation, Inc | February 6, 2012

Schedule of trainings for the upcoming 34th summer kamp in Puerto Princesa

Training Committees:  Ate Jen – 0922 8339598 and Ate Lea – 0905 2968679

A. Manila Schedule
• January 29 (RSCC)
• February 5, 12, 19 (RSCC)
• February 26, March 4, 11, 18 (Nayon ng Kabataan)
• March 24-25 (Haven for Children)

B. Topics & Speakers
• January 29
o All About PVI –
o Spirit of Volunteerism / Sharing of Seasoned Volunteers
o Overview of Special Children
• February 5
o Autism
o Communication with Special Children
o Arts & Crafts
• February 12
o Down’s Syndrome
o Mentally Challenged
o Music & Movement and Basic Theater Arts
• February 19
o Institutionalized Cases
o Cerebral Palsy
o ADHD
o First Aid
• February 26
o Behavior Modification
o Sensory Integration / Occupational Therapy
• March 4
o Basic Sign Language
o Program Design
o Groupings
• March 11
o One-Day Kamp
• March 18
o Teambuilding (with topic Leadership & Communication)
• March 24-25
o Love & Commitment
o Camper’s Profile
o Kamp Officers/Activities/Rules
o Pagsasalin ng Ilaw
o Awarding of Certificates

Posted by: PVI Foundation, Inc | April 26, 2011

for the love of skin burns, of salivae and of morning jogs

by: Ate Grace Bragado, Batch 2009

20th April 2011, while killing the hyperactvity within me

The summer camp is already over. After 12 days of living with the special children, I’m finally back in the city and can’t help but reminisce the events that occured during our stay in Iriga Central School.

Mixed emotions enveloped me as the bus started to roll in the early evening of April 18. I took a last glance at the school that cradled us for the past ten days. Indeed, I’ll surely miss walking back and forth from the group2 red-makusog room to the staff room, to the field and out in the city. Kuya Jess (the AKD) said it was a 500-meter walk from end to end and it was obviously a 1-kilometer walk as I stupidly remember when I had to return to the room when I forgot to bring my pen with me when they called for a meeting at the staff room!

Group 2 Makusog Senior Counselor, Ate Grace with her cuties and wonderful campers

For the record, I started attending the PVI Kamp Pagkakaisa three years ago. It was just a part of my job at first, since I have to monitor the development of the kids from St. Coletta Special School as they joined in the activities of the said camp. I was mending a broken heart that time and the camp served as a therapy for me. I immersed in the group since I don’t have skills in cooking (because house parents were traditionally designated as kitchen staff). It was Camp Mabalacat. The next camp was in Mexico, Pampanga where I served as an Assistant Counselor. My experience with the second camp was also great, that I decided to join in this year’s camp.

Being a volunteer in PVI Kamp Pagkakaisa is a tough job. From the responsibilities of the Founders, the kitchen, the marketing, Kamp Director, Assistant Kamp Directors, STAG Coordinators, and Kamp Staff down to the Senior and Assistant Counselors, and Junior Counselors, each has its own duties to accomplish that contributed to the success of the camp.

I may not know every detail of the tasks each of the committee was executing during the kamp but I can attest to the noble works of a junior counselor, an assistant senior counselor and a senior counselor.

Being a junior counselor as I can recall, was the most challenging of all. This was literally a 24-hour monitoring with the assigned special kids, attending to their basic needs (feeding, bathing, changing clothes to those that needs maximum assistance and minimum prompting to kids who are independent) while making a difference to their lives. There were times, when luck is on your side, you have to handle 3-4 kids with different conditions and levels of severity all at the same time. If I would be given a choice, I want to go back to being a junior counselor again. My big applause always goes to the junior counselors who chose to spend time taking care of the special children instead of spending the summer in beaches and searching for outdoor fun.

My memories of being an Assistant Senior Counselor was something to cherish. The responsibility was leveled up. The main task was to be the open line of communication between the junior counselors and the senior counselor while monitoring all the kids in the group and uplifting the morale of the junior counselors. You have to see to it that the things for the activites were prepared and the junior counselors are doing their responsibilities. The assistant, the support, the giver.

As I munched the last Tofi Luk from the camp while typing this note, I’m starting to save the memories of CamSur Camp in my treasure box. Being a 1st-time Senior Counselor was definitely an enjoyable one! (minus the moment when a camper had the chance to go out of the vicinity! hahaha!) HEADCOUNT! HEADCOUNT! KULANG TAYO NG ISA!- taking a bath at 1 a.m. and getting up at 5 a.m.

– 2 spoonfuls each for breakfast, lunch and dinner (plus safari, tofi luk and hershey’s chocolates when the need occurs.hehe!)

– uneven skin tone (sobra!)

– 5:30 a.m. jogging with a camper with autism and severe mental retardation (if I refuse, I should be ready to face his tantrums! JOG or TANTRUMS? hahaha)

– irreplaceable hugs and kisses from campers with overflowing salivas (and the love that goes with it)

– the happiness I feel when they’ve performed well in the presentations

– the help, care and concern of co-volunteers

– the midnight laughs on group meetings

– the fulfillment I get when I see the kids strive to accomplish tasks

– the joy I feel seeing them play and have fun like any other normal kids

and the moment I won’t forget.. (7th day in camp)

“Monching, kumain ka na?”

“Opo, Ate! Kumain na po ako. Ikaw, kumain ka na ba? Kumain ka na, Ate Grace. Ang tagal na natin dito, hindi pa kita nakikitang kumakain…”

… and I have to pause for seconds to fight back my tears.

I will see you all next summer camp!

Kudos to the advocates of sharing their lives with the special children!

Ate Grace Vernie Bragado, Batch 2009,  Asst Senior Counselor 2010, Senior Counselor 2011

Posted by: PVI Foundation, Inc | April 20, 2011

Maraming Salamat po!

In behalf of  PVI Foundation- its founders, officers, members and all the children of Kamp Pagkakaisa 2011,we would like to bid our warmest and sincerest gratitude to all who helped us and supported us during our ten days summer kamp in Iriga Central Elementary School, all the donors, companies, partner corporations, institutions and government instrumentalities, and most of all to all the men and women who shared time, services, resources, and civic philanthropy in the welfare of children with special needs.

We don’t know how we could ever repay you with your commitment to us, and say our deepest thanks, but remain the same let us tender our appreciation in recognition to all there contributions and to the success of our social advocacy for children with special needs.

  • (partial list only)

Mayor Madelaine Alfelor-Gazmen

Vice Mayor Jose Villanueva Jr.

Councilor Manuel Alfelor Jr.

Councilor Jose Grimaldo

Ms. Myonee Mendez

Msgr. Jonie Aguirre

Saint Anthony de Padua Parish

Dr. Grace Camila, Educ Program Supervisor SpEd Division of Iriga City

Mrs. Annabelle Catimbang

Iriga Central School, SpEd Department

Coca-Cola

Emmie Cura

Oyette San Agustin

Jun Salengga

Penny Perfecto

Church of God, Youth Ministry

KABALIKAT Civic Com, Iriga Chapter

MCM Restaurant

Iriga Cable TV Iriga

Shell Station – Iriga

LC Bakeshop

Market Federation of the Phil. – Iriga Chapter

Joker Bakeshop

Mr. Johny & Mrs. Mila Dimaiwat

Mr. & Mrs Benjamin Ong

Ms. Peng So

Mark Gil Go

Mr. & Mrs Rommel Ramirez

Dra. Cai Jimenez- Regalado

Maple Tanfelix

Janice Vidal

Mr. Henning

Cristina Saavedra

Filemon & Narcissa Vargas

Fabian Mendez

Fe Aquino of St. Catherine

Karen San Agustin

Nimfa Delos Santos

Rose Uy

Julie Pearl Uy

Joanna Rose Uy

Cristy Rejuso

Elma Manlapas-Veras

Bhabes Alcovindas

Mr. Bobong

Balingkinitan All- Stars

Jolly Chua

Haven for Children

RSCC

Hospicio de San Jose

ABS-CBN Bantay Bata 163

Haven for Women

Virlanie Foundation

Mommy Lisa & Mommy Irene

Lilibeth Saltarin

Mrs. Espiritu

Tiklop Society

Ms. Malou Samonte

Posted by: PVI Foundation, Inc | March 29, 2011

Campers’ 99

By: Ate Khendy, batch ’99

Try to reminisce this batch 99 and most specially guyabano team…miss you guys!

Napakaraming mga Batang Espesyal

Ang aming kasa-kasama nang kay tagal

May iba’t-ibang kaugalia’t asal

Mga talento na dapat ikarangal

Kung iisa-isahin ang katangian

Aabutin ito ng kinabukasan

Pero kung ito’y inyong nais malaman

Ipagpatuloy at sila ay tunghayan

Mabibingi ka sa tinig na matining

Na taglay ni JERAM INGGAL na iyakin

Si SUZETTE pa na akala’y hihikain

Dahil sa iyak niyang nagpapapansin

Ang makulit na batang tulad ni DON-DON

Matitigil laamang kung may telebisyon

Ngunit kapag sinabayan pa ni SHARON

Asahang gulo ang mangyayari doon

“Klik na klik” ang mga kulita’t kantahan

Ng April Boy, Bakit pa’t Nanghihinayang

Kasama ng “Back up singers” sa likuran

Pati ang gitaristang, JOJO ang ngalan

Sila SUZETTE, ANABELLE, KENNEDY’t LEO

Mga nangunguna sa pag-eensayo

Mga “back-up singers” na tinutukoy ko

Na may taglay ding kakaibang tinig

Ngunit ang “speech defect” ay di pahuhuli

Sa pagkanta na akala’y humuhuni

‘Yan si LUZ, na kung rumatsada’y matindi

Pagnaaliw,…krrrh! Krrrh!…ang sinasabi

Si GIOVANNI na animo’y dambuhala

Sa kalusugan, totoong naiiba

Subalit siya’y umiiyak rin pala

Dahil lumipad ang lobong nakawala

Si RJ naman tahimik na bata

Subalit may tanging problema sa kanya

Hindi ang kapansanan niya sa paa

Kundi… wikang bisaya ang gamit niya

Kung kayo’y walang karaoke at radyo

Sumangguni lamang sa kanilang tatlo

’Wag lang gagambalain upang matino

Ang kanilang pagkanta ng buong-buo

Upang ’di ka mapahiya sa kanila

’Wag kang sasabay sa kanilang pagkanta

Sapagka’t pagtatakpan ka ng tainga

Ni JOJO’t RAYMOND, autistic at hyper pa!

Ibang-iba naman si KIM sa kanila

Ang galing sa pag-uulit ng salita

Sa aming “Cheerings”, ang galing niya talaga

Sa pagkanta ng macarena’t lalala

Di paaawat ang magbestfriend na tatlo

Ang “deaf” na sila HENRY, LUCENO’t LITO

Sa chickaha’t kulitan na walang hinto

Sa sayawa’t hatawan na todong-todo

Hataw naman sa rampahan at modeling

Ang Reyna Elena na si LA namin

Kasama ang kanyang escort na si EDWIN

Si LIZA na Maria Clara ang dating

Pinagmalaki sa sayawa’t yugyugan

Ang “Steps” na talagang kinagigiliwan

Sila EDWIN, SUZETTE, HENRY’t JONALYN yan!

Na may talentong aming hinahangaan

Sila ang CAMPERS 99 ng grupong guyabano,

Iba’t-iba, sama-sama, halu-halo

Kahit magulo ay may angking talento

Na ipagmamalaki sa buong mundo

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