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How To Raise Heroic Kids: Pointers from Parents

Parents of students recognized by Tang share personal pointers on how they helped instill a sense of empathy in their children.

How do you raise kids with a big heart or a generous spirit? How do you encourage them to go out of their comfort zone and to actively reach out to the disadvantaged and less fortunate to make a difference? 

As part of Tang’s latest campaign, “Handa-Inom-Gawa”, nine students from the Multiple Intelligences International School (MIIS) were honored for launching projects that enabled them to make a difference in their family, school, community or country. Tang is celebrating its new wave of kid heroes and how they can channel their enthusiasm, creativity and imagination to do create positive change in the real world. 

We got the chance to talk to the parents of these kids recognized by Tang for their acts of heroism, and how they bolstered a spirit of generosity in their children. 

Mitch Uy and Jam Uy

7-year-old Jam Uy sold home baked goodies dubbed “rainforest cafe” to help raise funds for the Cambantoc Project rainforest rehabilitation. His mom, Mitch Uy, a congresswoman, believes that by bringing Jam along during feeding programs or distributing relief goods, she was able to teach by example the act of giving, which Jam has imbibed and enjoys.

Since they are also Christians by faith, and they are encouraged to do Samaritan work, Jam was able to take part in many activities that sought to help the less fortunate. “He can see it in me, in my work, in church, and in his school,” Mrs. Uy says.

 

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