More than 50 cartons weighing more than 50 kilos have to be transported from the warehouses of National Book Store(NBS) - SM Gensan Branch to remote areas of Malapatan. "Sadam", a vehicle (surplus military vehicle used during the pursuit of Saddam Hussein) specially requested from Gov. Solon of Sarangani Province to reach the mountainous area of Lasang Elementary School. Volunteers from various organization extended help during the distribution.
More than 2,000 pupils in Malapatan, Sarangani Province received a kit from National Book Store's "Project Aral Campaign"
The Project Aral campaign by NBS aimed to give poor students from customer's donation of P25. The customer can get a kit containing two notebooks, a pencil and a sharpener for donation. The customer will be to sign the kit with their name ("Donated by xxxxxxx") and will then ask to drop the kit at the drop box especially marked for the campaign.
NBS gathered more than 2,000 packs of school supplies in the area.
Ms. Marlyn Epis of NBS SM-Gensan turned over the school supplies to SOCSARGEN Peace Network (SPNI) for distribution
Last July 2013, Gilbert Tan (professor from MSU and a blogger) was asked by Ms. Marlyn Epis, branch head, NBS SM Gensan branch if he knows someone who can help distribute the "Project Aral" kits here in SOCSARGEN. He asked SOCSARGEN bloggers Rosilie Lim and Sheng Marie Dee. Rosalie that time met an accident so Sheng was able to connect and converged with SPNI for indentification of school beneficiaries and asked for logistical support on the distribution. Kag. Lagare of LGU-Gensan provided vehicle to transfer the supplies from SM-Gensan to SPNI Office. LGU of Sarangani thru Gov. Solon provided vehicle to shuttle the supplies to various school beneficiaries in Malapatan, Sarangani Province. Dr. Cagape invited Shock Riders, a group of motorists, to help in the distribution of supplies to the farthest school. SPNI volunteers, HABI volunteers, Social Work Students of Cronasia Inc, helped in loading, unloading and distribution of the kits. SOCSARGEN bloggers helped in the documentation.
"Bong S'lamat, T'boli term for THANK YOU... student prayer before receiving the school supplies
Datu Panoliman Integrated School (Total, 812 kits)
Kinder-114, Grade 1 -119, Grade 2- 122, Grade 3- 126, Grade 4- 120, Grade 5 -121, Grade 6- 90
Lasang Elementary School (Total, 225 kits)
Kinder - 76 , Grade 1- 36, Grade 2- 26, Grade 3-20 , Grade 4- 24 , Grade 5- 24 , Grade 6 -19
Mamanawa Elementary School (Total, 1,034 kits)Kinder-245, Grade 1-207 , Grade 2-140 , Grade 3 - 136 , Grade 4 -111 , Grade 5- 100 , Grade 6- 95
Volunteers from Cronasia's Social Work Department transferring cartons of supplies from NBS warehouse to SOCSARGEN Peace Network.
Orientation of various volunteers before going to various school beneficiaries.
Loading of school supplies.
Bumpy rides going to Lasang Elementary School
Passing through hills and mountains...
Shock Riders handed the school supplies to the Principal of Lasang
SOCSARGEN Bloggers with Kindergarten Pupils of Lasang Elementary School
Social Work Students of Cronasia College Inc. Oriented Mamanawa Elementary School
teachers for the distribution
Excited pupil of Mamanawa Elementary School upon receiving the "gift"
SOCSARGEN Peace Network's tag line - "Creating Culture of Peace" at Datu Pangolima
T'boli pupils rendered T'boli song to the volunteers. They walked several kilometers before reaching
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SOX Bloggers, HABI Volunteers, SPNI Volunteers and Cronasia Volunteers have their
packed lunch (noodles and canned sardines). Datu Pangolima gave bread and softdrinks.
Dole through Nanard gave pineapple juice to all volunteers.
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T'boli pupil rendered a song for the volunters.
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