This year WYA Asia Pacific (WYAAP) partnered with Kythe-Ateneo for its annual Christmas Outreach.
Themed Christmas Around the World, the event, organized by Kythe-Ateneo, aimed to help the children beneficiaries experience different cultures from the countries represented by partner organizations. The Japan-themed WYAAP booth featured Japanese writing and origami making for the kids.
Two of the WYA Ambassadors were also present during the event. Kristoffer Martin and Julian Trono took time off their busy schedules to spend some time with the children who are cancer patients. They helped the children learn origami and even performed a short dance number for the children and their parents.
“You all are such an inspiration to me and I admire you because you are still fighting,” Kristoffer said, addressing the children.
Meanwhile, despite feeling under the weather, Julian also attended the event sharing, “What am I feeling compared to what these kids are going through? I want to make them happy, even just for a while.”
WYAAP also distributed gift bags with coloring books, a set of crayons, and pencils for the children.
Kythe-Ateneo is the student arm of Kythe Foundation Inc., a non-stock, non-profit organization aimed towards improving the quality of life among hospitalized children with cancer and other chronic illnesses.