The hospital is no place for a child to grow up. Unfortunately, many children aren't really given a choice. We, at Kythe, do what we can to give these kids the childhood they deserve, the childhood their sicknesses try to steal away from them. We try to bring back the smiles on these kids' faces the simplest way we know how, by playing and spending time with them. In doing so, we hope to uplift their spirits so that they continue on with battling their sicknesses.
Kythe-Ateneo is an organization geared to uplift the spirits of pediatric cancer patients and their families through volunteerism and to promote the awareness and advocacy of the Child Life Program in the Philippines.
Projects and Services
The following are events of Kythe-Ateneo that are open for collaboration: Celebrate Life Parties, I am Hope, Kythe Week and Kythe Flying, Kythe Christmas Party. All of which are events geared to achieve visibility, awareness, knowledge, and active engagement with inside and outside organizations, aiming to uphold the Child Life Program and to uplift the spirits of pediatric patients and their families through volunteerism.
To be more specific, Celebrate Life Parties are hospital parties held each month, aimed at celebrating one more month of therapies, of medication, of hope, and of life. For these events, partner organizations are invited to share an afternoon with the kids in the hospital. The I am Hope and the Kythe Christmas Party are more flexible with regards to activities. The said events may have various activities such as scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, amazing race, magic shows simple skits, presentations, and more. Lastly, Kythe Week and Kythe Flying are events that take place inside the Ateneo. Kythe Week includes Be Brave Get Shaved, and Blood Donations among other activities which promote our advocacy within the school. Lastly, Kythe Flying is a culminating event for Kythe Week, celebrating what it simply means to be a kid. The morning, filled with activities, usually rolls into a kite flying afternoon, a chance for kids, Kythers, and advocates to simply enjoy life as it happens because kids should be flying kites, not fighting cancer.