Sep 11, 2006
AHON FOUNDATION ADOPTS A LIBRARY IN MARIKINA CITY
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).