Sep 12, 2006
What is AHON Foundation
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.