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Showing posts with label school. Show all posts

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

On Going Back To School


And I just had to pursue my master's in this time of day. 

Work has been hectic lately, and it's easier to be frustrated than motivated. It's not in the school I was targeting, but at least it's better than nothing. 

I said it before and I thought of it again, that the only thing nice about going back to school is acquiring new notebooks  and pens (because I like writing). 

But I guess I should be grateful. 

The word of the week is hussle, and it has a famous hashtag too (#hussle)



Sunday, 6 October 2013

amBAG: A Thousand Bags For a Thousand Smiles

Growing up, a child becomes familiar with the everyday encounters that surrounds him or her. As long as there  is family who can provide shelter, food and the basic necessities a child needs. But the recent crisis that has beset my hometown has left many families displaced, and kids have not only lost their homes, they also have lost their school materials, toys, and other material possessions that offer them familiarity in a different situation.

Adjusting can be difficult for young children, and they need all the guidance that they can get. But with our help, we can bring smiles to these children's faces through amBAG.

INITIATIVE

amBAG is a Filipino word that means a form of contribution or a share in a collective affair. As an initiative, it is our CONTRIBUTION to help the people who lost their homes and their lives and our SHARE in the realization of the children's dream to be educated and be the youth of tomorrow.

Approximately 10,018 structures were razed to the ground during the Zamboanga crisis, according to the Bureau of Fire and Protection. Some among the important structures ravaged by fire were schools. The Department of Education reported that the tragedy also affected over 20,000 students, causing some to vacate their homes and preventing them from going to school.

                The amBAG project is a post-rehabilitation initiative by Ateneo de Zamboanga University that aims to address the basic educational needs of the students who were affected by the crisis. It will aid them in their journey back to normalcy. The team behind the project believes that it’s the community’s moral obligation to help in upholding the right of education of the students, especially now that an incident of great gravity have caused the access primary education be tough and elusive.


BENEFICIARY

Elementary students from the areas of conflict, namely, Mariki, Rio Hondo, Sta. Barbara and Sta. Catalina, will benefit from this project. Each child will be given a bag filled with school supplies and other school needs.


DONATION

            Donations for the initiative may be given in CASH or IN KIND. Cash donations may be deposited into the BPI Account Ateneo de Zamboanga University 2111-0001-42 and email the deposit slip to ambagzamboanga@yahoo.com or notify (0906) 353 7767.

In kind donations may be dropped off in the Ateneo de Zamboanga University Fr. William H. Kreutz, SJ campus or sent to El Consejo Atenista Office, Ground Floor Xavier Hall, Fr. Eusebio Salvader, SJ Campus, Ateneo de Zamboanga University La Purisima Street, Zamboanga City, 7000

                Each Bag To School kit is valued at P500. Every donation will help in gathering the necessary school supplies needed for the kits. It will make a student go to school for the year and will make his dreams closer to reality.

                The collection period for the project will run from September 30 to October 25. The kits will then be distributed on November 4, 2013.

We’re inviting everyone to join in this effort of providing a thousand bags for a thousand smiles.



amBAG Back-to-School Kit
Based on Department of Education and Save the Children, Inc. standard


Item
Quantity
Unit
Rubber eraser
1
pc
Notebook, composition, no spring, 80 leaves
5
pcs
Notebook, writing, no spring, 80 leaves
3
pcs
Glue stick, long
1
pc
Crayons (12)
1
box
Long brown envelope
1
pc
Short folder
1
pc
Pencil sharpener, double
1
pc
Pencils, Mongol #2
2
pcs
Pencil case, tin or plastic
1
pc
Raincoat, plastic, kid’s size medium
1
pc
Backpack, medium
1
pc
Long plastic envelope
1
pc
Lunch box 5”x8”x12”
1
pc
Tumbler, plastic
1
pc

A complete set is costed at P500.00