Support Aral Pinoy: “Alagang Silid-Aralan” and Project Baon, "Pag aaral mo, sagot mo, Baon mo sagot ko!"
RA 8525 Adopt-A-School Program of 1998 supports education through various needs-based and sustainable interventions. Aral Pinoy seeks ways on how it can be of help in the same direction.
Aral Pinoy is into Alagang Silid-Aralan (adopt and nurture a classroom) as one the initiatives to support teachers and students in classroom level. One simple way to support Alagang Silid-Aralan is to provide poor schools the following educational equipment, like PCs, slide projectors, color TVs (21 inches), VHS players/recorders, DVD players and photocopying machines.
Aral Pinoy is also into Project Baon, "Pag aaral mo, sagot mo, Baon mo sagot ko!" In the Philippines its 100% free education, both in elementary and high school levels, and yet students neither finish nor proceed to the next grade level. Why? Because despite having free education, many of them have no allowance nor ‘baon’ for their snack foods or meals for their schooling, no needed school supplies, no funds to spend for their school requirements, no transportation fair, etc.
This is the kind of assistance that Aral Pinoy Project Baon (APPB) for school year 2011-2012 does to support students in their studies and encourage them to go to school. APPB helps them in their schooling and furthermore encourages them to change their lives. First and foremost, APPB upholds their right to education, and secondly, APPB envisions to contribute to the progress of our country. APPB believes that the more children in school, the more we produce productive graduates, then the more we invest in a better future.
Typically in public schools, six (6) hours a day in two hundred (200) days are devoted to teaching and learning per school year. With Php 4,000 pesos, a student schooling allowance or ’baon’ would be Php 20 pesos a day or Php 100 pesos a week. With Php 4,000 pesos, Aral Pinoy can already send and sustain a student for one year. (Note: Php 20 pesos of ‘baon’ a day is just an example of the computation here, i.e., Php 20 pesos x 200 days = Php 4,000 pesos).