Last week Ms Purita M. Haboc of the Havmanta Learning School brought to us 500 pieces of new and used textbooks, a typewriter, two wooden bookshelves and a magazine stand. Ms Haboc, a principal of the school located near us in Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City made one request:
“I hope that with these materials, the poor kids of Barangay Holy Spirit will be benefitted for their educational growing development,” Ms Haboc said.
Yes, Ms Haboc, your donations can go a long way in helping the poor kids of the barangay your school also serves get a good head-start in life. However, we’ll just make a minor request in that part of the textbooks be given to children of a remote barangay in Lubigan, Zamboanga City and who have nothing but tattered books to read, more so their newly-opened pre-school.
Thank you Ms. Haboc for your generosity and for helping make Kris truly be a bridge between schools that have extra to give sharing to schools and school children who have almost nothing at all in terms of books and other reading materials.
These books will be of good use to the Lubigan kids who are lucky to have a concerned teacher in the person of Mrs. Nemesia T. Chavez who wrote us for help. For all of you Kris Angels who want to make the incoming Christmas special to the children of Lubigan, please read the letter of Ms. Chavez and pictures of her school at http://www.krislibrary.com/1/post/2011/08/kris-peace-library-bridging-the-gap-between-rich-and-poor-tale-from-lubigan.html.
We count ourselves lucky to have met two educators – one from Quezon City and another from Lubigan – but both sharing one goal: to work hard for the education of poor Filipino kids. With committed and self-giving educators like Ms. Haboc and Ms. Chavez, I can really say that the Filipino children are in good hands.
May God bless you both and may the likes of you spread all over the country.