Lakbay Aral 2015 Trip To Laguna

On Feb. 22, 2015, Sunday, 52 kids enrolled in our Interactive Literacy Program (ILP), together with the Ate, Kuya volunteers had their first provincial educational field trip to Gardenia Bakeries (Philippines) in Binan, Laguna and then to Nuvali Park in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.

At Gardenia, the ILP kids had a tour around the plant where they first viewed a film, showing the different processes how the bread is made: from Dough mixing to Dividing to Rounding to Intermediate Proofing to Moulding to Spiral Cooling to Slicing to Bagging and finally, Packing. Not touched by human hands, Gardenia produces 6,000 loaves of bread an hour!

Inside the processing plant of Gardenia

ILP kids pose with Ate & Kuya volunteers from Splash Corporation

After the Gardenia trip, the tour proceeded to the Nuvali Park in Sta Rosa, Laguna where the group had time to enjoy the park and to process their learnings from the Gardenia plant tour.

The kids were assigned to work as a team to share their learnings.

Kuya Jeff Gascon helping out with his team in forming the word fermentation, to answer a question about a process in the making of the dough.

Kuya Jeff Bondoc and Ate MJ Bayangat with their teams

ILP kids with Ate’s & Kuya’s feeding the koi fishes

Just as the sun was setting, so it was also time for the ILP kids to prepare for home, and say THANK YOU to our most patient Ate’s & Kuya’s who took care of us, though some of us had motion sickness and plastic bags were no more to be found; though some of us had fever and we had to take some paracetamol; some of us just wanted to run around and they had to come looking for us; some of us were treated with some goodies from the nearby 7-11 store… IT WAS TRULY A WONDERFUL DAY!!

Natatanging Kuya Renz Angeles and Natatanging Ate Baby Luz Fondevilla receive their special gift (handcrafted by the ILP kids) from AHFI’s Maurice Ligot and Aui Manalang.

Thank you to Ate’s: MJ Bayangat; Alpine Bonifacio; Marites Escalante; Baby Luz Fondevilla; Kristine Cyrene Gascon; Elidia Jade Malicdem; Jean Orongan; Mary Ann Santiago ; Mikee Tan; Merly Zamudio;; Kuya’s: Renz Angeles; Jonathan Bondoc; Jeff Gascon; Edgardo Tandoc ILP Nanays: Remedios Damayo; Salvacion Gasparin ILP Teacher: Nel Aoalin