This actually isn't the first time that we at AHON Foundation found ourselves in Nueva Ecija to develop libraries. In the past we've opened eight AHON libraries in the Nueva Ecija region. But this didn't mean that we weren't welcomed by our partners with the same enthusiasm and joy that we were welcomed with the very first time we inaugurated a library there.
Our second inauguration for the day was at Sto. Cristo Elementary School in San Isidro, Nueva Ecija. A few blog entries back we wrote about how during our last two visits to Sto. Cristo the front yard of the school was flooding and under water. Well it seems like our visits to Sto. Cristo are always synonymous to rain as when we arrived there for the the inauguration the front yard was once again flooded.
True to the spirit we love about the Sto. Cristo Elementary School community however, they (AGAIN!) didn't let the flood stop them and went on to inaugurate their new library with a program of thanksgiving.
Ma'am Maria Corazon Balajadia and Mr. Harvey S. Keh shake hands after signing the Memorandum of Agreement. Behind them, you see the flooded courtyard of Sto. Cristo Elementary School.
Ma'am Maria Corazon Balajadia- Principal of Sto. Cristo Elementary School, Mr. Luis Calison- DepEd District Supervisor, and Barangay Captain Ramon C. Santos expressed their messages of thanks not only to AHON Foundation but to the community of Sto. Cristo that played an equally large part in putting together the school's new library.
We were also joined by former San Isidro Municipal Mayor Sonia Lorenzo (third from left) who first brought AHON to Nueva Ecija several years ago. In a way opening our 65th library in San Isidro was a sort of tribute to her and the initiative she had to take AHON to Nueva Ecija.
Sto Cristo's new library!
As we declared the library open we saw what perhaps is the reason behind the resilient spirit of the Sto. Cristo Elementary School Community: Its students and the excitement they had towards their new books and library.
AHON Foundation congratulates Sto. Cristo Elementary School in San Isidro Nueva Ecija for a job well done! We hope your new library builds tomorrow's dreamers who will build the nation.
Read our blog entry on our 64th library inauguration in Cabiao earlier that day by clicking HERE. To see more pictures of the inauguration at Sto. Cristo Elementary School, click HERE.