The effect of modeling approach in teaching catechesis vis-a-vis formation of value and prayer life of the Soup Kitchen Children in the Philippines

2019 IJRSE – Volume 8 Issue 4

Available Online: 1 July 2019

Author/s:

Credo, Maria Cristina
De La Salle University Manila, Philippines (maria_cristina_credo@dlsu.edu.ph)

Del Castillo, Fides*
De La Salle University Manila, Philippines (fides.delcastillo@dlsu.edu.ph)

Abstract:

Poverty is one of the main problems of the country. Many Filipinos live at the poverty level even though the government is always saying that the economy of the country is improving. The real score is that there are still a lot of Filipinos who are homeless, who are poor and who are hungry. Poverty has been the reason of some why they acquire vices and later commit crime. To at least alleviate the hunger of some and teaches virtues to avoid future problem in the country, contemplative religious congregation of nuns in a province in the Philippines opened a weekly soup kitchen. This soup kitchen program entails providing food for the children and at the same time giving catechesis for the children who attend on a regular basis. They also extend help to the children’s families at least once a year. This study was conducted to find out if the children attending the soup kitchen increase in their practice of values especially honesty and respect and prayer through the example through the catechism input of the sisters. The prayer life in this research pertain to the basic prayers taught to the children if the children can pray it alone even outside the perimeter of the soup kitchen area. It is found out that the children attending the soup kitchen and catechesis have improved their practice of values though the result is weak with regards to the modelling showed by the sisters. However, the regularity of the attendance of the children and the catechism input had a strong relationship with the modelling showed by the sisters.

Keywords: modeling approach; catechesis; formation; soup kitchen; youth; spirituality

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2019.4907

Cite this article:
Credo, M. C., & Del Castillo, F. (2019). The effect of modeling approach in teaching catechesis vis-a-vis formation of value and prayer life of the Soup Kitchen Children in the Philippines. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 8(4), 11-20. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2019.4907

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