Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Booking a one-way trip to a better future for Filipinos

Do you know that more than 2 million Filipino students can't read?

Yes, it's true that more than 20% of our public high school students cannot understand what they are reading.

Yes, it's also true that in the High School Readiness Test (HRET) given by DepEd to 1st year high school students all over the Philippines, less than 2% was able to get a score of 75% or higher.

And Yes, it's true that many public schools all over the Philippines don't have adequate public school libraries and enough books for students to read.

But it's also true that we can do something about this growing problem....

The Acts of Hope for the Nation (AHON) Foundation (the corporate social arm of Filway Marketing, Inc.) and K.I.D.S. Foundation (the foundation established by actor Diether Ocampo) together with Campaigns and Grey and Pizza Hut have joined forces to launch.....

Isang Milyong Aklat, Isang Milyong Pangarap

Isang Milyong Aklat, Isang Milyong Pangarap is a campaign to raise 1 million books for our public schools all over the country. Through this campaign, we hope to be able to help put more books into 300 public school libraries that will benefit over 1 million students. We need YOU to make this happen!

If you would like to donate books (preferably reference materials, dictionaries, storybooks, novels and science books) or Volunteer your time and skills to make this happen, please send an email to isangmilyongaklat@gmail.com or call Cecille Bautista at (02) 683-0262 loc. 109. You can also help by passing this email on to your friends or posting it in your blog! For more information, visit AHON Foundation's website at http://www.ahonfoundation.blogspot.com/

Together let us work for a Brighter Future for Every Filipino Child! :)

From Harvey Keh and the Bagong Pag-asa Movement

3 comments:

  1. So Harvey Keh is still here? Akala ko nag abroad na siya, he he.

    Seriously, I wanna help in whatever way I can. I guess I could discuss with you some time. :-)

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  2. my wife works with Children International and they are distributing books from the US public schools. Good books!

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  3. aryo: yes! he's still here apparently =] you received THAT email rin pala hehe i wrote extensively about mr. keh a while back, in February 2007- why i am staying in the philippines 1&2 =] check 'em out if you have time.

    inkblots: coolest. all hands on deck! i hope they can send books over here as well if they aren't doing so yet =]

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