April 5, 2014
Earthquake & Fire Drill
Another school year in the Philippines has come to an end, however we still have a few things to share with you from our latest activities.
One of these activities was an earthquake/fire drill demonstration performed by the Bureau of Fire Protection personnel. According to them, Butuan City and its Barangay are a zone prone to such calamities. Faculty and staff, some of the parents as well as the children very much enjoyed participating in the demonstration exercises. BFP personnel also gave a short lecture and safety tips in case of emergency. One of the team from BFP instructed the teachers with the basic safety tips for the children on how and what to do in emergency situations. They also taught them how to use fire extinguishers; the children, parents, the faculty and staff liked trying the equipment as you can see in the pictures below. 🙂
Flood Relief Distributed
Thanks to many of our sponsors and friends we were able to distribute quite a large sum of money donated towards the flood relief. Most of the parents didn’t expect this blessing. Some received it with tears of joy and testified that the school is a great blessing to them and their children. Most of the families also received some extra clothing. Our heartfelt gratitude goes to all those who lend their hands for the poor not only in the Philippines but also throughout the world. Thank you, thank you, thank you very much.
4th Commencement Exercises & Recognition Program
As every end of school year, we have held our Commencement Exercises & Recognition Program. It is hard to believe that this was already our 4th one. Everything went very well and we can testify to the success of the whole program. Praise God! Our commencement speaker was Ms. Marilyn F. Antiquina, regional personnel from the Department of Education. She had a wonderful and encouraging message to the Kindergarten graduates. Yes, it is true the kindergarteners officially graduate in the Philippines! It is a major step in their lives to cross over to the first grade and so a formal graduation forms a part of this step. Each grade had a wonderful presentation and the children were awarded medals and ribbons for their year’s achievements.
We would like to thank you all for your support, sacrifices, labor and prayers. We would also like to thank the sponsors for their love and care for their children. The families are so very blessed and grateful to have you, sponsors, to provide education to their little ones. May the Lord bless each and every one of us as we work together for the betterment of the young generation in the Philippines.