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BATANGAS CITY, Philippines — A number of individuals gathered in Laurel park on the morning of April 5,2011 and made history as they stroll the streets of Batangas City barefooted. The event organized by Ancilla.org entitled “One Day Without Shoes” , was inspired by TOM’S one day without shoes movement where people all over the world would spend the day without any kind of footwear to raise awareness to everyone that a lot of children are living their lives day by day barefooted.

Since the birth of Ancilla.org last March, hundreds of Batanguenos showed their willingness and interest in helping the street children of Batangas City by donating shoes and money. Other groups like Rotary club and Rotaract Club of Batangas, Batangas BMX riders, NSC (Ninja Shaolin Crew) and Demolay took part of the said event as they joined the walk. Councilor Claudette Ambida and a few more individuals from other parts of Batangas and even Manila joined the event as well. The walk started in Laurel park all the way to Plaza Mabini and back. People watched us as we marched along the rough roads of the city. It was an overwhelming experience and I’m positive that we succeeded in raising awareness to the people of Batangas. Thanks to all the people who joined. If it wasn’t for you, this event would not be possible. We are confident that next year, we’ll be able to walk proudly again without shoes, and hopefully next year, we will walk with a larger group.

The day we walked without shoes was the day we experienced how hard it was for the less fortunate children. Not only hard,the fact that they might get diseases by walking barefooted is another reason.

For those of you who are still willing to help, you can drop by at Hot & Cold Cafe and give monetary donations and shoes.

Written by ballpenriot

April 6, 2011 at 11:42 am