May 9, 2012

New Libraries at Nueva Ecija

As the new school year kicked off,  AHON Foundation formally inaugurated four newly-refurbished public elementary school libraries in Nueva Ecija. This raises AHON's adopted public school libraries to 45 all over the country.

AHON is the corporate foundation of Filway Marketing, Inc, the exclusive Philippine distributor of Time Life books. Unlike other organizations that just gives away books, AHON works with the community towards helping upgrade their school libraries. Parent's associations help raise funds to buy tables and chairs while teacher's clubs do their own share by donating electric fans, etc. This makes the whole community co-owners of the new library, ensuring that they will do their share in taking care of it.

For instance, in an inauguration in Gapan City's Malimba Elementary School, the principal proudly shared how they were able to fix up their library despite limited resources. When they approached their barangay chairman, Alex Alejandria, for help, the chairman didn't have second thoughts about donating the paint for the library. This showed how much the barangay chairman prioritizes education in his community.

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