Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Safe. Simple. Smart.

Lifefactory and Para’Kito, in cooperation with Juju Eats and Leung De Leon Marketing Services, Inc., hosted an intimate mommy affair for the press and bloggers to promote and share practical tips on living a safe and healthy lifestyle. The event was held at the newly opened salad joint, Juju Eats, located at 2297 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati in the afternoon of May 15, 2013. 

The event started with an opening remark by David Azanza, owner of Juju Eats and Juju Cleanse and president of Red Herring Distribution Inc., the official distributor of Para’Kito and Lifefactory here in the Philippines. Azanza formally opened the event by introducing himself and how he and his wife, Kat Azanza, came up with the concept of Juju Eats along with the already existing and known brand, Juju Cleanse. He talked about how this branch of his healthy oriented project is important in our society in the present time. 

Azanza also introduced their official coffee supplier, Kick-Start, who was represented by Mike Asuncion, president of the Silca Coffee Roasting Company. Mike Asuncion shared his venture in the coffee industry and how he came up with the brand Kick-Start. After the short discussion, Azanza invited the guests to try their salad meals and beverages.

Para’Kito, an all-natural mosquito protection from France, was introduced to the guests by Azanza. He explained how the device works in helping keep the mosquitos away. He also explained the materials used in creating the device to make it more efficient and convenient to carry around especially for people who enjoy outdoor activities. 

One of the major speakers during the event was Lifefactory ambassador, Bianca Araneta- Elizalde, who shared her story on growing up in a healthy environment thus being able to practice and exhibit a healthy lifestyle. She explained how we are currently living in a time where we unknowingly absorb toxins every single day with the products that we use. She emphasized that this is something to be taken into action because, as a mother, she is obliged to make sure that her kids grow healthy in a safe environment. She also explained how Lifefactory takes care of that issue by describing the materials of the product and how it helps her advocacy of living a healthy lifestyle. Alongside with Lifefactory, she inevitably felt the need to talk more about Para’Kito because this mosquito repellant brand backs up her campaign to living safe and healthy. She talked about how dengue is rampant in our country and how we should really be prepared in battling this epidemic with safe and fun/fashionable tools.

The event ended with a raffle facilitated by Azanza. The team raffled off five (5) Juju Eats GCs, three (3) one day Juju Cleanse GCs, two (2) sets of Kick-Start coffee pack, five (5) Para’Kito wristbands, and one (1) Lifefactory 22oz adult bottle.

Lifefactory Ambassador Bianca Araneta-Elizalde
Mike Asuncion, Bianca Araneta-Elizalde and David Azanza
Noelle Hilario and Theresa Leung of LDL with Bianca Araneta-Elizalde

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Reedley International School: An Anti-Bullying School

Reedley International School is the first and only institution among the top schools in Metro Manila and in the Philippines to provide a unique international educational program that enables students to learn more with a less stressful, yet engaging and challenging experience. Serving families for over 13 years, Reedley has ensured that apart from being at par with international standards, it provides a nurturing learning environment to its students, thus producing happy and well-rounded individuals. Reedley is currently a Candidate for Accreditation to be awarded by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)-USA and a Regular Member of the Council of International Schools (CIS)-UK.

Happy students are better learners, and this is evident in how Reedley raises its kids. Its small class sizes guarantee that learners are able to fully grasp the lessons taught by their teachers. Unlike most schools which only measure how smart or dumb a child is, Reedley acts as a roadmap and mentor that nurtures each student to reach his or her goals through after-school review sessions, customized academic and non-academic action plans and one-on-one parent chats. Annually, 85% of Reedley graduates pass the Top 5 local universities (University of the Philippines, Ateneo, De La Salle, University of Asia and the Pacific, and University of Santo Tomas) and foreign colleges such as University of San Francisco, USA, Northwood University in Michigan, USA, Purdue University, Limkokwing University in Malaysia, and Singapore School of Management to name a few.

Bullying, at home and in school, greatly contributes to child stress and hinders them from learning and from having healthy family and peer relationships. Reedley has always been at the forefront of campaigns against bullying, and is one of the pioneers of anti-bullying school programs in the country. Through the years, the school has effectively launched activities through its annual Bully Proof program that promote a culture of kindness, belongingness, and camaraderie in school. Reedley’s anti-bullying campaigns were even used as a reference in drafting a house bill on anti-bullying policies for schools.

Reedley’s flagship subject, Life Skills, has been helping students to manage healthy relationships and work effectively by handling stress without sweating the small stuff. Life Skills uses The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens and Happy Kids by Sean Covey as an anchor and guide. In addition to Reedley’s anti-bullying campaigns, the school integrates study skills, time management, and conflict resolution in its curriculum.

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