SUBIC BAY FREEPORT: Students of The Manila Times College of Subic (TMTCS) held a Christmas charity bazaar on Wednesday for the benefit of a charitable foundation.
Dubbed “The Manila Times College of Subic Young Entrepreneurs’ Christmas Charity Bazaar,” the one-day event featured the collaborative work of students from Grade 1 to high school. They put up booths at the Activity Center of the Harbor Point Ayala Mall and sold products they made like snack dips, cake pops, sandwiches, brownies, fish cakes, beef triangle and kim bob as well as coffee and lemonade.
Laura C. Mendoza, the school principal, said the charity bazaar is the culminating activity of the students.
“Our students divided themselves into groups, with each group composed of students from Grade 1 to high school, and they get to collaborate with each other,” Mendoza said.
She added that some students handled the management aspect of the event, others were involved in marketing, while other groups took care of accounting and logistics.
“The logo designs were made by students in the ICT while computations like mark ups by those in math class,” she added.
The proceeds of the event will go to the Helping Hands, Healing Hearts Ministries based in nearby Olongapo City, a Christian organization offering practical, emotional and financial assistance towards the recovery of children from illness.
George Dewey Medical and Wellness Center, one of the event sponsors, conducted free blood typing and blood pressure reading at the venue.
Other sponsors of the Christmas charity bazaar were the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas; publishing houses Diwa and C-E Publishing, Inc.; Department of Education and Harbor Point.
Manila Times College of Subic is a values-based school. It will implement the K-to-12 curriculum starting next school year.