How has everyone been doing? It’s been two months since we last had our Color Your Life Project in Luna, La Union. The group is now planning to conduct its second leg in Pampanga.
Last year, one of the Crayons went on a field work in Sitio Camachile, Brgy. Nabuklod, Floridablanca, Pampanga. During the field work, she met a community of Aetas, one of the indigenous groups in the Philippines. Then, she met the eldest member of the community, Tata Parham, who was then 110 year old. He’s probably 111 now.
The Aeta has been living in the community all his life. He has memories of the Spanish, American, and the [brief] Japanese colonial periods. When Mount Pinatubo erupted, their fields and crops were buried in lahar and they were briefly evacuated to another community.
As she talked with the eldest, she also took note that there were a lot of children loitering even when it was a school day. On the way, she noticed that the closest school to the community was probably 20 to 30-minute walk away. Their means of living and main livelihood seem to be dependent on their crops, livestock, and poultry.
From that experience, our Crayon swore that she would come back to visit the Aeta children. Now, after a year, with the team of the Color Your Life Project, she will be conducting coloring activities and distributing coloring kits to the Aeta children she had interacted with.
Be Part of Our Project!
Be one with the Crayons’ advocacy in coloring the lives of children. We are in need of volunteers to join us facilitate the activities. We also gladly accept donations and monetary support. Contact us at 09171506002/09173047551 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you on October 22, 2017, 8 am, at Sitio Camachile, Barangay Nabuklod, Floridablanca, Pampanga!