When we were first discussing about the Bayanihan project, we only identified the very basic things that we can give to the students of Silid Aralan. Why? Because we know that it will be difficult to ask for financial and in-kind support especially during this time especially for those who need to pay tuition fees, buy school supplies and uniform for their own kids, and save some money for their children’s daily baon or allowance.
As early as March, we already started coordinating with friends, colleagues, and family members asking for some pledges. And we did not expect that we received more than what we asked for! Thank you very much!!!
Colored Papers and other visual aid materials for SAI teachers
Our temporary depository nook for those who want to donate
Our pencils, pens, and scissors now have pencil cases… the papers and other things are now out of the big boxes!!
Sweets from a sweet boy
SAI kids will also receive toothpastes, toothbrushes, and towels!!
After months of planning; meetings; and donor seeking, we are now in our final stages of our preparations for our pilot project Bayanihan para sa Silid Aralan. Bayanihan is a Tagalog word which means helping together while Silid Aralan is classroom.
On June 20, some members of our club will be going to SAI Center in Rodriguez, Rizal to spend a day playing and sharing music with the kids together with the members of the Crossnote Choir from Sta. Cecilia Parochial Church in Maly, San Mateo. We will also give basic school supplies like pencils, papers, and crayons as well as raincoats and umbrellas to 100 students supported by Silid Aralan, Inc. (SAI).
SAI is a non-profit organization that aims to give low performing, underprivileged students confidence in their own capabilities as a means of affecting their academic performance for the better.
Finally!! We have completed the needed school supplies for SAI kids.
Preparing the kits to be given to SAI kids
Updates about our project will be posted here soon!!