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Healing Through Art - An Art Exhibit by Rafael "Paeng" Paderna



July 16, 2014

Kalipay Negrense Foundation Inc. is honored to present the works of Rafael Paderna though an exhibit entitled "Healing Through Art.".

Rafael Paderna is a name that conjures images of vividly colored paintings and graceful sculptures that invoke emotions because of their powerful messages. Both his paintings and sculptures have been recognized not only in the country, but abroad as well. Several of his works feature women having bigger hands which according to the

artist are "the hands that rock the cradle". The vibrancy of the colors and the grace of the sculptures are striking. But what makes Rafael Paderna’s works stunning are the stories that these works depict.

"For me, ‘Mother and Child Theme’ is the highest form of social realism: the love, sacrifices, the endurances, the failure, and success are all that a mother will face in bringing up a child," says Rafael Paderna on why most of his works center on this subject.

A multi-awarded and well-recognized artist, Paderna’s aim is "to give joy to the viewer, to relate my thoughts, my experiences, and my feelings as an artist, to represent my time so that in the future, that generation will have an idea of what is art in our time. To be remembered as an artist (not a craftsman) and give back."

Kalipay Negrense Foundation has for the past 7 years championed the cause of disadvantaged children – the abused, homeless, abandoned, malnourished and special children. Its goal is not only to give them a new home, but a new life. It was at a chance encounter that the artist Paderna first heard of Kalipay and its work for the cause of disadvantaged children. A close friend had given him some tickets to the benefit concert "Kalipay Mo, Kalipay Ko" featuring vocal artist Jed Madela last December 06, 2014. The experience of that night visibly moved Paderna.

Seeing the joy on the faces of these children who had gone through such painful experiences reinforced his commitment to do something. He knew that it was through Kalipay Negrense Foundation that he could give back and fulfill his long-time goal. He could use his art to help heal these children.

This exhibition entitled "Healing through Art" is the first venture of Paderna with Kalipay Negrense Foundation as his main beneficiary. The proceeds from the sale of his works will all be donated to Kalipay Negrense Foundation, Inc. The opening reception of the exhibit is tomorrow, July 17, 2014 from 4:30 – 7:30 pm in the University of St. La Salle Museum. The exhibit will run from July 17, 2014 to August 15, 2014.

For more information or inquiries contact: +63 34 435 2496 or +63 917 3100059.*

http://www.ndb-online.com/july1614/healing-through-art-art-exhibit-rafael-paeng-paderna

 
MAPFRE Insular Provides Van to Kalipay Negrense Foundation

July 11, 2014

 

MAPFRE Insular, one of the world’s largest insurance firms based in Madrid, Spain, turned-over a 20-seater van to Bacolod City, Philippines-based Kalipay Negrense Foundation that takes care of scores of homeless, physically and sexually abused children.

MAPFRE Insular President Javier Warleta was represented by the company’s Visayas Regional Head, Neil Ceniza, during the turn-over of the van at the Kalipay office in Villamonte, Bacolod on July 3. Ceniza and Anna Balcells, Kalipay Foundation Founder and President, signed the sponsorship agreement, with the latter receiving the van with the staff of the foundation.

Ceniza said, MAPFRE Insular’s support to Kalipay is part of the worldwide corporate social responsibility (CSR) undertakings of the company.

He said that MAFPRE Insular continues to look for avenues to be able to help more institutions that cater to disadvantaged children as part of its advocacy.

Balcells, on her part, said that true to the advocacy of MAPFRE Insular, she is extending the children’s gratitude to the officers and staff of the company around the world for coming up with such advocacy. "This is what we badly need at this time to enhance our mobility," Balcells said.

Balcells added, Kalipay, a non-profit foundation working for the causes of disadvantaged children, such as the homeless, physically and sexually abused, malnourished, out of school and special children, is lucky to receive help from MAPFRE Insular.

The van will enhance the capability of the foundation to better serve the disadvantaged children see hope and a bright future.

RECOVERED TREASURES

Following the turn-over ceremony, MAPFRE Insular and Kalipay officials and staff visited the facility of Kalipay in Bago City, named Recovered Treasures, some 20 kilometers from Bacolod.

About 30 children and volunteer-teachers and staff welcomed the entourage, offered songs and thanked the donors.

The children at the Kalipay housing and education facility used to be victims of poverty and family dysfunction. They were forced into the streets.

Kalipay Founder and President Balcells said if it can afford more, she hopes to bring in more street kids and take care of their future.*

 

http://www.ndb-online.com/july1114/mapfre-insular-provides-van-kalipay-negrense-foundation

 
MAPFRE Insular provides much-needed van to Kalipay Negrense Foundation

Thursday, July 10, 2014

MAPFRE Insular, one of the world's largest insurance firms based in Madrid, Spain, turned-over a 20-seater van to Bacolod City, Philippines-based Kalipay Negrense Foundation that takes care of scores of homeless, physically and sexually abused children.

MAPFRE Insular President Javier Warleta was represented by the company's Visayas Regional Head, Neil Ceniza, during the turn-over of the van at the Kalipay office in Villamonte, Bacolod on July 3. Ceniza and Anna Balcells, Kalipay Foundation Founder and President, signed the sponsorship agreement, with the latter receiving the van with the staff of the foundation.

Ceniza said MAPFRE Insular's support to Kalipay is part of the worldwide corporate social responsibility (CSR) undertakings of the company.

He said that MAFPRE Insular continues to look for avenues to be able to help more institutions that cater to disadvantaged children as part of its advocacy.

Balcells on her part said that true to the advocacy of MAPFRE Insular, she is extending the children's gratitude to the officers and staff of the company around the world for coming up with such advocacy. “This is what we badly need at this time to enhance our mobility”, Balcells said.

Balcells added, Kalipay, a non-profit foundation working for the causes of disadvantaged children, such as the homeless, physically and sexually abused, malnourished, out of school and special children, is lucky to receive help from MAPFRE Insular.

The van will enhance the capability of the foundation to better serve the disadvantaged children see hope and a bright future.

Recovered treasures

Following the turn-over ceremony, MAPFRE Insular and Kalipay officials and staff visited the facility of Kalipay in Bago City, named Recovered Treasures, some 20 kilometers from Bacolod.

About 30 children and volunteer-teachers and staff welcomed the entourage, offered songs and thanked the donors.

The children at the Kalipay housing and education facility used to be victims of poverty and family dysfunction. They were forced into the streets.

Kalipay Founder and President Balcells said if it can afford more, she hopes to bring in more street kids and take care of their future. (PR)

 

http://www.sunstar.com.ph/manila/feature/2014/07/10/mapfre-insular-provides-much-needed-van-kalipay-negrense-foundation-353063

 
TURNING-OVER OF 33 BOATS TO FISHER FOLKS

TURNING-OVER OF 33 BOATS TO FISHER FOLKS FROM OUR ADOPTED COMMUNITY - LAKAWON ISLAND, CADIZ CITY (NEGROS OCCIDENTAL), VICTIMS OF TYPHOON HAIYAN/YOLANDA

As part of Kalipay Negrense Foundation's Integrated Community Development Project for the victims of typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, thirty three (33) boats were turned-over on April 07, 2014 to fisher folks of Lakawon Island, Cadiz City, the chosen adopted community of Kalipay.

 

A Memorandom of Agreement (MOA) was signed by Kalipay and the City of Cadiz to firm up the partnership for the three (3) year community project that aims to establish a self-reliant and self-sustaining community.

 

Thank you to all our generous donors!!!


 
THE KALIPAY GRADUATES 2014

KALIPAY’S PRIDE AND JOY...

5 graduated from kindergarten

5 graduated from grade school

2 graduated from high school and

will enter college this coming school year

…and…

3 graduated from college!

Most started late in school

because of extreme poverty

but now have a BRIGHT FUTURE.


 
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