Sep 21, 2012

A Letter of Thanks We Received

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
- Albert Schweitzer

We felt it would be nice to share a letter of thanks we received from Reynard A. Andaya, Principal of Tagudin Central Elementary School in Tagudin, Ilocos Sur. The AHON Library in Tagudin Central School, Ilocos Sur was completed by the community and inaugurated in the first quarter of this year. You can view some pictures of the library here. Messages like these are the additional cherry on top of the work we do!

New insight or perspective and understanding of the world around are gained through reading. Readers can apply the insight in everyday life or as or as a way of building up on the knowledge that already encompasses their minds and enriches their lives. We can never underestimate the amount of different things that can be learned from reading.

In the educational landscape, how can we attain our goal of quality education through reading? One answer is through a functional Learning Resource Center or library.

Tagudin Central School could only once dream about building a library that was fully functional. We were content with our humble collection of books donated by various benefactors of our school. But luck knocked on our door when AHON Foundation, together with Atty. Meljohn Verzosa visited the school and gave the whole staff hope and inspiration to develop our existing library to become a complete and fully functional one. Through the recommendations of AHON Foundation were were motivated to work cooperatively, tapping the support of the stakeholders for the development of our school library. In order to to make it child-friendly and conducive to learning, the walls were painted with colorful murals, and tables, chairs, and bookshelves were constructed and painted to complete our library. All these were such great manifestations of commendable cooperation as well as and initiative of both internal and external stakeholders. 

They say "Work on what you lack, give your best, and the best comes back." We were not disappointed with the outcome of the fruit of our cooperative labor that we were able to reap. All this was truly made possible by our passionate local chief executive Honorable Roque S. Verzosa Jr., our supportive District Supervisor, Dr. Buenafe D. Medrano, Atty. Meljohn I. Verzosa, and Ms. Mary Herbel Santiago, AHON Foundation's representative in the work we undertook. 

On behalf of the Tagudin Central School teaching staff, PTA Officers, Barangay Officials, parents, and pupils we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the AHON Foundation Board of Trustees headed by Mr. Harvey S. Keh and of course the energetic program officer Ms. Mary Herbel Santiago. We can never thank you more.

Reynard A. Andaya
Principal, Tagudin Central School

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