Last August 2-6, we were in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu for the Regent Aguila Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship 2018.
We had a booth during the IRONMAN festivities to raise funds for the children that we serve. We had a fun game where players could win prizes and win a toy for a child in need.
For 5 years now, Sunrise Events, Inc. (SEI) has chosen Children’s Hour as its beneficiary for the Regent Aguila Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship 2018. This was possible through the steadfast support and advocacy of Mr. Wilfred Uytengsu, CEO of SEI. and one of our trustees who advocates and champions children’s causes through the #OneHour Campaign.
SEI donated Php 250,000, part of which provided 10 stools made from ecobricks for the benefit of the students of Punta Engaño High School. 33 medicine cabinets filled with medical supplies were also donated to the school. Their donation will also help fund our projects for children.
We partnered with Tutoring Club Philippines and Ecobricks Philippines in conducting the #ecobricking activity. They conducted ecobricking workshops at Cordova National High School and Punta Engaño High School. They taught the students how to collect their plastic waste and stuff them into plastic bottles. Because of the growing awareness and concern regarding single-use plastic and its impact to the environment, this activity taught the students how to care for the planet that they live in. With a population of more than 2,300 students from Punta Engaño High School alone, the learnings that these students gained will help in the waste-management of their communities.
We spent a meaningful morning with the triathletes during our event, AtletECOs Unite: an ecobricking activity with the triathletes. We gathered the ecobricks and turned them into stools for the students of Punta Engaño High School. Fresh from finishing their races the previous day, the triathletes gave their time and talents into providing the students with resources that will help them achieve more.
Thank you Sunrise Events and IRONMAN triathletes for being a champion for children!