A look back at 2017 – 2018

The new school year has begun and we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been part of our mission and for bringing God’s love to “the ends of the earth”.

For some years, we had been serving the community out a very small lot so that our scholars in Payatas could gather. Today we are able to operate out of a much larger space. In fact, we can now accommodate more kids as the school year begins this week.

art room

This is the inner room that is the art room and prayer space for the kids.

Art

An older scholar has painted her self-portrait while the younger scholars interpret what the portrait tells of the artist

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In this outer room, our kids mainly gather for Guided Learning, library time and meals

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full house during lunch

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drawing what they see. Through our formation, kids develop the life skills to see, listen and think.

Mass

Our 1st Mass in the centre on Community Day with scholars and families from Payatas and Erap

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Our older high school scholars (from Erap) facilitating a workshop on identifying and managing stress (for the Payatas elementary scholars).

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A time for sharing and checking in. Part of our formation is teaching our scholars to reflect.

While the past year has not been without its challenges, the blessings have outweighed all the obstacles we have faced. Seeing the kids bloom and develop into leaders as they help the younger ones and the new ones have been the most rewarding.

acts29 continues to remain committed to the education and formation of children and youths in impoverished communities and we strive to create safe spaces where children are free to discover their giftedness.