Warriors of Education, Angels of Learning (Hatid Karunungan 2012)

After we appealed for help last month, we are happy to report that our Balik – Eskwela Hatid Karunungan 2012 Project was a success.

Last Saturday, June 2, 2012, we trooped to Cabading Elemtary School in San Jose Antipolo City, Rizal to hand-over all the donations that we have collected. Despite the heavy rains brought by typhoon Ambo, we still proceed with the scheduled turn-over of donations. Its just a little sad that majority of the students that were supposed to meet us already went home due to strong rains.

It was the teachers who received us in the school. They were very thankful and very happy for all the school supplies that we brought. Upon arrival they let us (members of HKC) to roam around the school perimeter to see its current situation. And it was a consensus from all the members that indeed they need help from kind-hearted individuals to somehow improve their school facilities. Picture takings followed after while we wait for the rain to subside.

It was indeed another successful project for our org. We thank all the sponsors and donors who have shared their money and other who have given school supplies for the students of Cabading Elementary School. Our contributions will be forever appreciated, because in our small ways we were able to somehow help less fortunate students who strive hard to finish their education despite their situation in life. They may not be able to re-pay us for the help we did for them but knowing they’ll be able to get the education they need is more than enough payment.

And I also believe that kindness is paid forward, that in due time they will also help students who needs their help and will continue the cycle of Education Warriors and Angels of Learning.

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“You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.”  – John Wooden

Hatid Karunungan 2012 : An Appeal for Help

For more than 4 years now, our organization (HKC Inc.) has been doing outreach programs to fulfill our mission of helping our less fortunate kababayans. In our 4 years of existence, we were able to help 3 children orphanages, 1 home for the aged and 1 public elementary school. We are also currently sponsoring 6 children in Aklan through the sponsorship program by the World Vision Foundation Inc. And for this year we are again gearing up to help another public elementary school for our Hatid Karunungan 2012 outreach project.

In continuing our Balik-Eskwela program which we have started last year in Jose A. Gallardo Sr. Elementary School in Magdapio Pagsanjan, Laguna, we will now extend our hands to Cabading Elementary School in San Jose Antipolo City.

Cabading Elementary School is a public elementary school located at Sitio Cabading Brgy. San Jose Antipolo City. It operates kinder to grade 6 with double emergency classes for grades 3 and 4 due to lack of classrooms.

We chose this school because as you can see in the pictures, they really need help considering the situation of their classrooms. They don’t have strong school buildings which is an important factor for an institution to be conducive to learning. Teachers also said that since their pupils came from not wealthy families they also lack some school supplies like pencils and papers which the teachers often times took from their own money just to give to them. Slippers is also one problem to some students who came to school with worn-out feet covers mainly because most of them just walk their way to school.

Part also of the school’s program is their feeding program. To help their pupils achieve daily nutritional needs, the teachers are providing them with foods, but their problem is lack of cooking materials and utensils. They are currently utilizing just 1 cooking pot for all the students, that is why they have to resort to several batches of cooking. If they could only have more than 1 cooking pot, then their feeding program will be more efficient and fast.

Education is indeed an important need of everyone. It should not be a privilege but a right of every individual. As Dr. Jose Rizal said “Ang Kabataan ang Pag-Asa ng ating Bayan” and there’s no better way of achieving that but through education.

So let’s help Cabading Elementary School and its students realize their dreams. Let us help them achieve the rightful education entitled to them. Let us give them the chance to experience a more convenient learning environment.

Interested donors and sponsors may contact us at hkcfinc@yahoo.com or you can also contact me through my personal email addresses available at the About NiteWriter page. You can also check us at our FB Page. Any donations big or small will be greatly appreciated, because it will be a contribution to the kids future.

*The event will be on June 2, 2012 and anyone who are interested to join us for the turn-over of donations are most welcome to be with us on that day.

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“Education is more than a luxury, it is a responsibility that society owes to itself” – Robin Cook