by Tamia Reodica
It has been almost a year since the first 2KK Goes to EK, but I could never forget how much of a wonderful day it was - the most memorable thing being the smile that stayed on the face of Cy, my kapatid for the day.
2KK Goes to EK truly put the fun in fundraising. It made me see up close how important it is to give brilliant young minds such as the 200 kapatids these great memories, stories they'll take with them along the way to their bright futures. The kapatids were so game to do anything, which made things extra enjoyable. Every little thing, even the small ones (like the stuffed toys won from the parlor games), meant the entire world to them, so you could imagine how much going to EK was a great experience for them.
Aside from being able to give the 200 kapatids a day of magical memories, it was also a chance to bond with strangers who became friends, friends who had the same love for reaching out to those in need. The entire day had a nice atmosphere that felt like home and every volunteer was well taken care of. It was also wonderful seeing the 2KK team in action - I was in awe of how they were a family of different people who constantly work hard to put their time, effort, and love into teaching kapatids. The unique thing about 2KK is that even the scholars - the kapatids - are part of the family themselves. They also don't just teach these children academics, but even the ability to dream for themselves despite the poverty they may face.
2KK Goes to EK is a one of a kind experience and anyone with a love for helping and making others happy will enjoy it!