Chosen Children Village Outreach
By: Tanya Llana
It was a gorgeous and beautiful day at The Chosen Children Village. The children were buzzing with excitement as the cars rode up the gravel rode and one by one the guests arrived.
Victoria Court has been taking care of the Chosen children Village since year 2000, thats 12 years of building cottages, donating basic necessities and giving cash for the operating expenses. Why Chosen Children? Why support this cause? The special children of this village are very close to our hearts. These children all have very touching stories of how they got to the village and how they cope with their disabilities. Most of these children are products of rape and attempted abortions. Being born under such a negative light should not dictate how the children will live their life. At this village, they learn to live, to love and to survive.
As soon as you pass the gates, there is a positive and light aura or feeling that sweeps thru you. One is taken aback by how beautiful the village is. One might even think that they do not need any more donations because the village is so well-maintained and clean. Quite the opposite actually, ALL the donations go to the Children and to their needs. Here, you are sure your donation goes directly to the children.
Attendees of this event today include Managing Directors Atticus and Ian King with the CFO Merlie Endaya. Ian’s lovely wife and Philippine Top Model Joey Mead-King was also there to give her love to the kids. To greet the guests were President of the Board of Chosen Children Village, Ms. Rosemarie Villareal. We are very grateful for the media friends that arrived too – Fox International Channels, Studio 23 and Philippine Star.
Victoria Court donated a cottage last 2000, renovated it again last 2010 for almost 500k and last friday donated 100k cash, 45 sacks of rice and 15 boxes of milk. And, they will continue to care for these children yearly.
Feeling the children’s excitement as they prepare for their short song and dance number, we wait in anticipation at what they’re creative minds can do. And they did not disappoint. They’re presentation brought tears to everyones eyes. Quoting the words of our Managing Director Atticus King, we salute the caregivers, the heroes that take care, teach and love these children. Because of them, the children are alive, happy and inspired.
Chosen Children Village Outreach Program