LET'S HELP BUILD LIBRARIES!
You can do something!
Share our passion to promote genuine love of reading by joining our cause. There are many ways to help libraries…
1. Donate to AHON
2. Adopt a Library
4. Tell your friends about us!
For more information, please contact Cecille at 683-0262 loc 109/ fax #: 683-0272 or send an email at email@example.com.
Let's work together to build a culture of learning! Support libraries. Support AHON.
Sep 12, 2006
AHON (Acts of Hope for the Nation) Foundation is a newly established non-stock, non-profit organization with a mission to develop public elementary libraries all over the Philippines. The foundation was created through the initiative of Hector O. Tagaysay, President and CEO of Filway Marketing, Inc., and Harvey S. Keh, co-founder and Executive Director of Pathways to Higher Education at the Ateneo de Manila University.
This campaign is an effort to:
1. upgrade the quality of education by building a culture of learning among Filipino children; and
2. empower the Filipino community to rediscover the value of unity and cooperation by engaging them to participate in developing a library
Since 90% of all elementary students are in public schools, AHON believes that strengthening the reading and comprehension skills of students would help boost the quality of education in the public school system.
AHON also recognizes the value of community involvement and hopes to foster unity and better relationships by engaging community members to work together for a common cause. Through this, we hope to serve as catalyst in awakening the spirit of service and commitment among Filipinos.
Aside from refurbishing libraries, AHON seeks to sustain the program by supporting training activities for librarians and initiating enrichment activities for students. This is to ensure that our efforts would translate to promotion of reading habits and improvement of children’s performance in school.
AHON aspires to intensify this campaign for learning by reaching out to more public elementary schools. By building a culture of learning and empowering the community, we envision a significant change in the quality of education in our country.
Sep 11, 2006
Students of Industrial Valley Elementary School beamed with excitement as they stepped into their new library last August 9, 2006. It was the inauguration of their newly refurbished library, the product of a collaborative effort between AHON Foundation and the Industrial Valley community. Among the guests in the inaugural ceremony were Ateneo de Manila President Fr. Bienvenido Nebres, ABC Foundation Chairman Lewis Edwards, and Marikina City Mayor Ma. Lourdes Fernando.
The Industrial Valley Elementary School (IVES) in Marikina City was the first adopted library of AHON Foundation. AHON donated brand new reference materials and storybooks courtesy of Filway Marketing and Adarna House, and worked hand in hand with Industrial Valley parents, teachers, students, and barangay in refurbishing the library. IVES now boasts of a lively and child-friendly library that will surely inspire and captivate the imagination of children. The IVES library now has quality books and educational kits, new tables and chairs, colorful shelves, storytelling nook with mats and pillows, display of students’ artwork, and mural on walls.
The IVES experience is a testimony that anything is possible with unity and cooperation. It simply proves that for a worthwhile cause, we can bring out the goodness and generosity in people.
*The IVES library inauguration was featured on The Philippine Star (August 20 issue) and Manila Bulletin (August 21 issue).