June 7, 2008 was a happy day for ABW scholars who received their backpack with school supplies. The distribution of supplies was held at the Cagas-Noel gym through the leadership of ABW officers, Anna Marie Noel and Randy Albores. These ABW scholars will be attending Bansalan Central Elementary School. School supplies were also distributed to ABW Scholars in the barrios of Mabuhay and Dolo.
The ABW Literacy project is an annual undertaking supported by contributions of Bansalenos and friends around the world with counterpart from Damayan-Netherlands. This counterpart which greatly augmented the donations is realized through the efforts of ABW president Lalay Noel-Rispens.
Here are the distribution pictures:
ABW Scholars with their parents awaiting their school supplies.
Randy Albores of ABW Bansalan Chapter delivering inspirational messages to ABW scholars.
Randy introduced the Scholarship Committee who screened the scholars.
More briefing from Tata reminding the kids to study hard and minimize the bulakbol.
And finally the most-awaited part - the distribution of supplies!
And more distribution..... ABW is so glad to make these children happy.
Our Grade 1 scholars with their parents.
The Grade 2 scholars. Don't they look happy and excited?
The Third Graders. Looking more relaxed.
And the Fourth Graders seemingly ready for school.
So here's another school year. We wish our scholars a great year. May they strive for a brighter future. May they value education as their key to a better life. And may they appreciate their ABW donors. Special thanks to Tata Noel, Randy Albores, Henry Tacio - our frontliners in Bansalan for their time, initiative and willingness to be of service.