What does it means to Volunteer?
Hector presented a seminar on Volunteering. He addressed the topics: What does it means to Volunteer?; How does volunteering benefit society?; How does volunteering benefit you?; Barriers People Face to volunteer?; and The Different Volunteering Options. Finally, Hector shared his own experience as a medical student volunteering at a medical event in the capital Washington DC, and his upcoming volunteering project with the FIMRC [Foundation for International Medical Relief for Children] in the Philippines.
What is a good communication?
What is good communication? Our teens discussed how the key to many relationships (with parents, teachers, friends, etc.) is great communication. Sometimes we fail to consider the feelings of others when we communicate, or we place ourselves at the center of the conversation. Our teens shared how they plan to improve their communication this week by being better listeners and seeking the best for others, even if it requires sacrificing what they prefer. We also welcome Blangie and Sahory, our newest Idente Youth participants!
Movie day ...
Our meeting was very interesting as we watched a movie 'St. Joseph Cupertino'. As we talked about the film, many kids said that many people did not treat him nicely but St. Joseph Cupertino did not mind their actions even if they had fought him. Some said, "He does not believe in fighting" and the reason was that violence going back to another would make the situation worse. We learned that even if he had a miserable life that he is grateful because he is alive as God wants him to be. The memorable moment we agreed upon was when he treated a woman and her bayby very nicely as he gave her a blanket and food for her and the baby, even if he had to give it for free.
We had an amazing time at the group watching the movie: “Kubo and the two strings” and celebrating Easter. Thank you for bringing food/drinks for our Saturday brunch.
Our next meeting: 10:00am Sat, Apr 22 at Our Lady of Loretto Church.
We had a dynamically engaging (couldn’t find a better way of describing J) meeting at the group. The topic of our discussion was “Sound Health.” The obvious question, “What is that?” It means, ways in which sound can improve health. Our presenter Nathalie played us a video by Julian Treasure. Through Julian’s talk we learnt about headphone abuse and the health issues associated with it. Namely "schizophonia," it is a dislocation between what you see and what you hear; compression; and deafness. Also we understood, the eight ways sound can improve health: ultrasound, lithotripsy, sound healing, good music, listen consciously, create sound, learn to sing & play instrument, and protect your ears.
To practice what was preached, we went outdoors to listen to nature and plant seeds in small cups.
For the full video: Click here
Thank you Nathalie for thinking about our health (“Sound Health”).
Our next meeting: 10:00am Sat, Apr 15 at Our Lady of Loretto Church. Please note that we celebrate Easter next Saturday, hence we request that you bring some snacks (& drinks) to share with the group. Also, we will end the meeting at 12:30pm.
Have a blessed Holy Week!
Let's Practice Unity...
Last Wednesday, we had game, presentation and video. We played game that involves critical thinking as our group needs to name a food, country, animal, fruit, person’s name, country/city/continent, and a brand based on a chosen alphabet letter. Everyone was very excited to say their answers hoping to get a unique answer in the group. Then, we showed the presentation about how certain rulers like Hitler used violence to create their own peace but also about the other rulers like Martin Luther King who use non-violence to create peace and were successful. After that, we saw two videos. One is a clip of Jackie Chan’s movie showing how he fights with two people for something they want but the children know a good solution to the problems, which was to have peaceful communication and dialogue with each other. The other video was about two boys that get along with each other even though their own countries are at war. The children learnt how they slowly accept and give each other and become close, regardless of the conflict of their countries.
Unity in Sports
We had a fantastic meeting at the group. The topic of discussion was “Unity in Sports,” and our presenter was Rebeca. We were informed that like our faith, sports brings people – irrespective of religion, gender, nations, language, culture- together. Rebeca shared with us an interesting story about the famous NBA player Stephen Curry. Did you know that he brings the bible to the court? Now, you may ask how come? His under armour shoes carries the quotation from Philippians 4:13: ‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.’
For more on the Stephen Curry story – Click here
Kudos to Rebeca for an amazing presentation.
Our next meeting: 10:00am Sat, Apr 8 at Our Lady of Loretto Church.
Challenge yourself in the game of life, like you are in the game of sports
Society: How has it changed
We had another great day at the group. The topic of discussion was “Society: How has it changed.” The group discussed various changes from music, internet, clothing, values, standards of beauty to politics, school, family etc… The seminar was presented by Johnny and James. We were at the end invited personally to transform our society into a paradise starting small, with ourselves. We also celebrated the birthdays of Feb/Mar.
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
Kudos to Johnny & James for making an awesome presentation…
Our next meeting: 10:00am Sat, Apr 1 at Our Lady of Loretto Church.
Have a wonderful weekend!
What Idenete Youth Is all about...
We had a great meeting last Wednesday. We appreciate those who were present and attentive to the meeting. In this month our topic is to know more about what Idente Youth is. Michael tried to bring out uniqueness of Idente Youth. He asked about its difference from catechism and sports group. While we were able to find out its difference from sports group, we were not able to distinguish Idente Youth from catechism. We learnt that Idente Youth is open to not only Catholics but also people from different religions including people who do not believe in God.
So, if you have friends from different religions, please do not hesitate to invite them to our meeting.
We had a fabulous meeting this morning, thank you to all of you that showed up. Our topic of discussion was “Talents,” it was presented by Alex. Talent was defined as “a natural skill that is given to man to show that they are special.” We were informed that all of us (yes…no exceptions) have a talent. Small tiny little qualities of making people laugh, or convincing friends are talents. Talents come as a natural gift, from hard work, doing things you love, and from being yourself. Ultimately they come from God.
So, what is your TALENT(S) ? how are you using them ?
Kudos to Alex for an astounding presentation.
Everyone is born with some special talent…