Monday, February 21, 2011
Aral Pinoy Now in Dasol
by Raymond Bustamante
Monday, February 7, 2011 at 12:38pm
It's for real! Aral Pinoy is now in Dasol, Pangasinan; reaching out young Dasolinians...
...it all started with a simple yet sincere comment of mine to Aral Pinoy's page. Great things happened next...
That particular remark gave me the chance to speak with the man behind Aral Pinoy-Mr. Antonio Ingles. It was a simple conversation that unexpectedly brought us to fulfilling our mission as both educators-Mr. Ingles, from prestigious university and me from a simple public school (my Alma Mater at that). He has his personal mission and vision. I have my personal aspiration. God made us bumped together in HIS unique and unexpected way. In one way, we have common intention- serving the people through education.
I want to be part of Aral Pinoy's solution as I do benefit with AP's mission I told him. This has sparked off a partnership it seemed...
Today, Aral Pinoy is in Dasol, Pangasinan with me as the deputy. We will have the "Fun Learning through Feeding" activity- a one-time feeding program of AP wherein free snacks will be given to 105 Grade VI pupils of Dasol Central School.
Presently, our pupils are under intensive review in preparation for the coming National Achievement Test this March. Hence, this activity will motivate our pupils in reviewing. This will also inspire them to stay in school and encourage them to attend review classes everyday.
In the spirit of altruism, this would hopefully be the beginning of greater things for Aral Pinoy and for young Dasolinians.
All photos here are courtesy of Raymond Bustamante