Christmas came a little bit earlier – and a whole lot brighter – for the children of Camarines Sur as Acts of Hope for the Nation Foundation (AHON) and Philippine Toy Library (PTL) opened libraries of books and toys in selected communities and schools across the province.
AHON Foundation inaugurated its 87th, 88th, and 89th partner libraries last Dec. 12. The three beneficiary schools Ocampo Central School, Grandview Elementary School, and Union Elementary School, represented by their principals, gathered at the OCS Pavilion to open their newly refurbished libraries to their pupils. The ceremony was attended by the AHON Foundation chairman Hector O. Tagaysay, Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Gerona Robredo, Public Schools district supervisor Lowel Bisenio, as well as the teachers and parents.
“Mapalad tayo na mayroong AHON Foundation na tumutulong sa atin na pagyamanin ang kaisipan ng mga batang Bicolano kung kaya gamitin natin ang mga librong ibibigay nila. Ayos lang na masira ang mga ito basta nasira sa sobrang paggamit,” Congresswoman Robredo told the students.
Tagaysay pointed out that the books given to them are the ones which are used in top educational institutions in the country such as the Ateneo de Manila University, St. Scholastica’s College, Miriam College, and Xavier School. These reading materials will help them explore new places by looking at its pages.
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