Reaching out to the children of Cornerstone in San Vicente, Quezon City, the members of Claret School’s Hand of the Gifted (HANDoG) Music Level II shared the gift of music last September 14.

The Claretians took the lead in the said outreach activity with Mrs. Vivian Lugue, the Grade School Music Area Team Leader, Mr. Dave Antoniel Martinez, Music subject teacher and Ms. Jasmin Kim Abesamis, the HANDoG- Music moderator.

The day’s program started with an opening prayer led by Noah Jared Austria. Bart Angelo Senen and Ravin Joseph Lacorte gave the mentors and the mentees name tags for their respective groups. This was followed by getting-to-know game which was facilitated by Kirk Patrick Longjas and John Denver Mendoza. Finally, the children were taught how to play the recorder. After being taught how to play the recorder, each student from Cornerstone received one as a souvenir.

After the mentoring session, the children, together with the HANDoG members performed on stage to showcase what they have learned. To cap the activity, Mrs. Lugue gave her message to all the participants and Basil Jerome Sablas and Noa Moises Elias Amor led the serving of snacks. Joaquin Matteo Clavecilla offered the closing prayer in thanksgiving for the shared gift of music.

“Thank you for the music… thank you for the joy they’re bringing!” This could probably be the lingering song of the children from Cornerstone after the said activity.

By sharing the gift of music, the Claretians realized how blessed they are and that they have the responsibility to reach out to those who have less in life as they keep alive the School’s cherished values of compassion and service to others.