KAYA Mountaineering Celebrates 2nd Anniversary with the Heart of Giving


Who says mountaineers only love climbing mountains? Well, not all the time, and not for the KAYA Mountaineering for they also have the heart of helping and sharing. Celebrating their 2 years in a row, KAYA mountaineers conducted a feeding program for the kids of Molave, Cugman Cagayan de Oro City last October 4 this year.

The program was opened by Ms. Rio Tabanao, KAYA founder and ICI-CDO Staff. Though the weather didn’t quite cooperate with the occasion, still the mountaineers gave their full efforts to entertain the kids gathered inside the chapel. Lots of games were presented to the kids, and everyone was eager to join even the small ones, maybe because they know they could win prizes. Rain was pouring hard but that didn’t stop the excitement of the kids. While the rain was making noise on the roofs of the houses around, the mountaineers still managed to delight the kids with every game and prizes.

After a while, a story was shared and all the kids were quietly listening and paying attention; and the story taught them the lessons of obedience and prayer. Serving of snacks was followed before closing the program, and every kid went home full and happy. The KAYA then proceeded to the next part of their celebration and went to their camping site.

By: Kary Jane Vallescas- Former Ping Staff