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    Posted December 30, 2013 by
    San Pedro Town, Philippines
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    "Yoga For Humanity"


    I'm a member of a yoga club that is teaching free yoga lessons to street-children and former street-children in San Pedro, Laguna and Muntinlupa City here in the Philippines. Since Muntinlupa City and San Pedro Town are just neighbors, our group provides free yoga lessons, feeding programs and parlor games to street-kids and former street-children in both municipalities. We also donate books and other reading materials to former street-children who are being sheltered in rehabilitation centers. Our group also gives out prizes for the winners of the parlor games that we ourselves have organized. Our group is called "Yoga Club For Humanity" or simply "Yoga For Humanity". We've been doing these activities for street-children since 2008.

    The group is composed of only 10 individuals. We usually invite our friends and relatives to take part in the activities that we organize for the street-children. The group is not a foundation nor a registered non-government organization. The group is made up of 10 people who sincerely believe that yoga lessons should be taught freely to all members of the human race. All 10 members of the group contribute funds, foods, items and prizes to the 'feeding and fun activities' that we ourselves organize for street-children and former child-beggars who are either taking refuge in shelters built by the Department of Social Welfare and Development or being rehabilitated by certain foundations and other humanitarian organizations.

    Since I'm the project-coordinator of the group, I'm inspired by the sincerity and dedication of my fellow members in bringing free yoga lessons, donations and fun to former street-children and child-beggars. Such sincerity and dedication uplifts my spiritual values. Helping poor kids also gives me happiness and confidence because I know that today’s youth is the hope of for a better future. Today’s kids will be the future leaders of our world, and we should strive hard to prepare them for their future tasks. I feel that participating in such activities of helping street-children gives me spiritual comfort and lasting joy. We usually do such activities on a Saturday morning.

    The pictures and the video on this iReport were taken last December 28 at Barangay San Antonio, Purok 3, San Pedro, Laguna, Philippines. We organized about 3 parlor games during that day and did a 'feeding program' for the kids.

    The leader of our group is Mr. Elmer Padilla. He can be seen at the left side in the first picture of this iReport. He’s the guy who has sunglasses on his shirt. I, Rummel Pinera, can be seen at the right side in the first picture of this iReport. The first photo showed me and Elmer standing behind some kids.

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