AU DONATES SCHOOL SUPPLIES TO GAWAD KALINGA TATALON BENEFICIARIESPosted June 27, 2011
Innocent faces. A group of the Gawad Karunungan beneficiaries, smile shyly to the camera, as the AU volunteers prepare the games.
The Community Development Office (ComDev), assisted by the teaching and non-teaching personnel of Arellano University, distributed school supplies donated by the university community, to 78 Grade I pupils residing in Gawad Kalinga project sites- Blk. 245 Village and Ohio Village -in Barangay Tatalon, Quezon City on June 16, 2011.
The activity is part of the continuing literacy program named Gawad Karunungan of Arellano University with the two villages, now on its fourth year of implementation. The beneficiaries are kids ages 5-8 who are given reading and writing interventions. The ComDev staff and the AU College of Education volunteers visit the pupils three times a week, using the Marungko approach in teaching the children.
In this particular occasion, the faculty members and student volunteers from the College of Business Administration, College of Computer Science and Allied Medical Services joined the non-teaching personnel coming from the Student Personnel Services Office, Main Campus library, Office of the Student Affairs, Guidance Office and the Registrar's Office. They conducted games and other fun activities with the pupils.
The Gawad Karunungan Project is headed by ComDev OIC Andreline D. Ansula, Ms. Lerma T. Lazarte, Program Coordinator for Social Awareness Building and Ms. Analyn Aquino, Coordinator for Curriculum Integration.
Smile! At left, Mara Santiago of the Guidance Office and Maricar Nicdao of the School of Business Administration, coaxing the children to smile to the camera.
Meeting the Parents and their Kids. At right, Eliezar Manga, Program Coordinator for Peace Advocacy and Environmental Partnership Program, of the ComDev Office gives a few words of greetings before the distribution of school supplies.
The Volunteers. From left, John Michael Abad, OSA ; Vener Romantico , Guidance Office; Rustico Ortego IV, a student ; Alejandro Villas, SPS; Jay-R Torres, School of Computer Science; Maricar Nicdao, School of Business Administration, Olivia Dantes, SPS; Mara Alyssa Santiago, Guidance Office; Aileen Nueva, OSA; Luz Mosende, Library ; Sheryl delos Reyes, Library .