May 9, 2012

Bringing hope at Leyte

In a place cradled by nature and surrounded by undulating waves, Southern Leyte looks just like the place of tranquility that is yet to be tainted by civilization. Unfortunately, the same picturesque mountains serve as a double-edged sword for its people as it also prevents the coming of basic services to the place.

With the recommendation of Marisa Lerias and her mother, former Gov. Rossette Lerias, both members of Kaya Natin! Movement, AHON Foundation crossed the seas to bring books and to open five new libraries in four municipalities of the province of Southern Leyte, serving more than 6,000 school children.

Undermanned and underfunded, the five schools do what they can to improve their student's literacy skills. AHON served as a beacon of hope for the educators with the books we brought, igniting ingenuity and flaring up resourcefulness. Last August 29 and 30, AHON delivered the hardbound, quality and interactive Time Life reference books worth Php500,000 each to the schools (2.5 million for the 5 schools).

Congratulations and we salute the hardwork and resourcefulness of our teachers in Southern Leyte! Mabuhay po kayong lahat.

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