Ateneo Lights for Hope brings joy to kids anew
On February 6, 2017, more than 1000 children from urban poor communities in Metro Manila gathered at the Ateneo de Manila High School covered courts for a day of fun, games, and camaraderie. Lights for Hope, first conceptualized in 2000, is a university-wide social development activity that brings together Ateneo students and children from marginalized communities. Lights for Hope aims to bring cheer and hope to children.
The covered courts was transformed into a carnival with the children preoccupied with stage entertainments, inflatable slides, and games. The whole day event also saw Ateneans playing ‘ates and kuyas’ to children from urban poor communities in Fairview, Novaliches, Payatas, Commonwealth, Loyola Heights, Cubao, Marikina, and Cainta. These are the areas where Gawad Kalinga- Ateneo, the Ateneo Center for Educational Development, some Loyola Schools organizations, and Jesuit scholastic do apostolic work.
Lights for Hope 16 sponsors were Master, Ponds Men, Uber, Vaseline, Jollibee, Angels of God Agape Foundation, Pascua Creamy Delight. Pilot, Panfix, Oishi, Goldilocks, Careline, Jellyace, Smileys, and My Great Brew Brassiere.