Pangarap Foundation is committed to providing the youth with holistic, engaging, and fun experiences where they can thrive in all aspects as a person. In efforts to uphold this, the youth of Pangarap Shelter went to visit the Province of Cavite on May, 3, 2023 for an outside swimming session at Rio Villa Nuevo, as sponsored by Charity Aid Foundation. Located in the scenic Indang, Cavite, it served as an excellent opportunity for the boys of Pangarap to have fun with friends outside their usual day-to-day activities in the shelter.
The children and youth under their care enjoyed a multitude of water activities along with a simple salo-salo feast with their friends and staff members of the said organization. This activity provided the youth opportunities to explore their interests, socialize better, and participate in events that can help in team and relationship-building. The Outside Session truly helped both the youth and staff relax and have fun amid trying times brought about the Pandemic and let positive development promulgate in the organization for progressive growth for both the youth and members.
This little early summer outing of Pangarap, has helped the children get to know one another better. Aside from that, the benefits of swimming extends to one’s mental health as it releases endorphins that improves one’s mood. They can unwind and feel less stressed thanks to this. Doing outdoor recreational activities from time to time, like swimming, may not only improve their physical abilities but their mental states as well, especially taking into account the stories behind the frowns and smiles on these kids’ faces that not many might have known of.