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Pens of Hope: Big Day in August!

It was a Friday and the weather was not so cooperative. So when we started distributing, the principal of our recipient school, Daganas Elementary School in Barangay Daganas in the town of Catarman, informed us that not all the 503 children went to school that afternoon. It was okay, we told her. Anyway, we have already prepared everything.

For each child from Kinder to Grade 2, we gave 10 pencils. For each child from Grades 3 to 6, we gave 3 ballpens and 2 pencils because according to the teachers they still need pencils in taking some exams and in doing art activities.

Here is the number of recipients per class: Kinder A-27; Kinder B-22; Grade 1(A)-46; Grade 1(B)-43; Grade 2(A)-33; Grade 2(B)-40; Grade 3(A)-30; Grade 3(B)-45; Grade 4(A)-; Grade 4(B)-; Grade 5(A)-39; Grade 5(B)-37; Grade 6-39.

Since not all children were present, we endorsed the share of the absentee children to the principal and the teachers who are in charge of each class.

Here, my dear friends, are the children you have made smile with your generosity. Thank you so very much!

Notice the pencils these two kids are holding. So short yet they were still being used. I asked for the pencils and told the two kids I’d keep the pencils as souvenirs. They happily gave them to me πŸ™‚

In one of the rooms, these caught my attention:

These pose danger to the kids. Konting pagkakamali lang, masusugatan sila. While many politicians in the country sit on cushioned and comfy seats, these children make do with what they’ve got: old, rusty, and broken desks and chairs. When will we truly look after our children?

Again, I want to thank you all supporting Pens of Hope. Thank you for helping create ripples, for standing up for these children, and for showing them that there are people who still care. “Thank you” doesn’t even come close to conveying the gratitude I feel for you but these are the only words I can come up with.

(Come December, Pens of Hope will have a special project for the kids in Northern Samar. I’ll announce the details soon. Also, I hope you visit the blog of Pens of Hope in Davao. They have also had another successful distribution. Congratulations, Davao!)

Posted 6 years, 1 month ago at 7:52 pm.


31 Replies

  1. I love seeing kids’ smiles. πŸ™‚ nakakalungkot lang sana help din sila ng gov. Sana dito din sa place namin magkaron ng activity ang Pens of Hope, I will be willing to participate and support. πŸ™‚

  2. Hi Ian,
    Salamat for the willingness to support Pens of Hope kung sakali at meron ito sa inyo. As of now, Pens of Hope is in Northern Samar and Davao pa lang. But I’m sure there are other causes that address children’s needs in your area which you can support πŸ˜‰

  3. Congratulations again Ms. N, another job well done. This project is really giving hopes to the young children who will be the future leaders someday!

    I hope we could do more….

  4. lalong lumalakas ang loob kong ipagpatuloy ang project smile taon-taon dahil sayo Ms.N πŸ™‚ … Isa ka sa inspirasyon ko…

  5. Congrats may fellow northehanon:)

  6. Hi Suny,
    Uy, pareho kita taga-Norte? Where exactly in Norte did you come from?

  7. congrats, miss N.

    isa ka sa mga blogger na kahanga-hanga dahil sa kagandahang loob mo sa pagtulong.

    Ingat lagi at magandang araw!

  8. miss n, congrats! i haven’t blogged the recent distribution yet. tinamad po πŸ™ hehehe

  9. Ms. N. wow na wow po ito, nag-iisip po ako kung pwede rin kaya kaming gumaya ng mga classmates ko nung elem para sa Pens of Hope Porac.

    Palagay mo po? God bless po!

  10. Congrats Ms. N… will surely support your upcoming project on December! You are indeed a blessing to those kids πŸ™‚

  11. Good work po. Marami kayong napangiting mga kids. ^_^

    Ay naku, usual scenario ng schools eh? Sira sirang upuan at mesa. Kelan kaya papansinin ng politicos ang mga boss nila?

  12. Ambaet! Pero sana maraming philanthropist ang makakita ng post na to para makatulong ng malaki sa mga paaralan…

  13. I would really love to join Pens of Hope in Davao. Please let me know how I can join them. maybe soon I could ask for some pens from my friends and contribute something to the Davao recipients. I love how you have managed to give yourself so selfishly. I also do the same thing, being a good recipient of God’s blessing, I, along with my friends also give something like this charity to kids. Mabuhay ka!

  14. Hi Ms. N. This is a great deed. It’s nice to see that people extend their help to those who are needy. I”ll send you an email po after this comment. Hope to hear from you.

  15. Good job, Madam. πŸ™‚

  16. WOW! Congrats Ms. N. Parang palaki ng palaki na ang mga nabibigyan mo ah…. πŸ™‚
    Galing! MORE POWER sa ATIN! πŸ™‚
    Hope dami pa tayong mga donors… πŸ™‚
    GOD SPEED… πŸ™‚

  17. big sis! your pens sure do give hope to the kids… its really a great initiative and very inspiring> πŸ™‚

  18. sounds great! continue to be an inspiration! πŸ™‚

  19. congratz nortehanon! sa advocacy n’yo maraming nakikinabang at nabibigyan ng inspiration.

    More power and God Bless!

  20. so proud of you!

  21. Thanks, hab! Kelan tayo uli gimmick? kahit sandwich at juice lang, o kaya Isaac sandwich at zagu.

  22. Congrats Miss N!! nakakatuwa ka naman… pwede ba dumalaw sayo dyan sa norte? hehehe I wanna help in anyway I can.. let me know how.. well unfortunately since am ocean’s away. I can only support your cause financially πŸ˜€

  23. Hi Wendy!
    Wow, may new blog ka pala. Congrats sa bagong blog mo.

    Siyempre naman, welcome na welcome ka dito sa Norte. Yun nga lang, pagtitiisan mo lang kasi ang bagyo dito madalas dumadalaw. Kahit yata summer dito ay may bagyo hahaha!

    Maraming salamat sa pagsuporta at sa pagnanais na makatulong sa proyekto. Malaking motivation ang nagagawa niyan sa akin πŸ˜‰ Magkakaroon ng distribution sa Disyembre, i-announce ko rito sa blog ko sa susunod na mga araw ang mga magaganap πŸ™‚

  24. That’s great indeed! so happy to have a people like you! You make a difference to that children. How can I help for the december event? Can I join too?

  25. Thank you po for your kind words. And big, big thanks, too, for your willingness to support the project. In December po, I’ll be needing some storybooks for the children. I’ll write a post about it soon. I’ll alert you po pag nai-post ko na πŸ™‚

  26. hello, ms. nortehanon…

    aliw maki-interact sa mga batang makukulit. am sure masasaya sila kasi, may bagong gamit, ahaha.

    nakikiraan lang po uli… πŸ™‚

  27. Hello, hello, hello! πŸ™‚

    Maraming salamat sa muling pagdaan. Pagpasensyahan mo na at nang dumaan ka’y puno ng cobwebs itong blog ko hehehe.
    Naku, sinabi mo pa, sadyang nakakaaliw ang mga bata. Nakikita ko lagi ang sarili ko sa kanila: masaya sa simpleng bagay lang πŸ™‚

  28. Wow naman Miss N namiss ko itong distribution ng pens nyo. Nakakatuwa namang tingnan yung mga ngiti ng mga batang ito. Sana meron din akong magawang paraan para makatulong sa kanila kahit papaano.

    Maraming salamat sa mga taong katulad mo Miss N na gumagawa ng ganitong initiative para makatugon sa pangangailangan ng mga estudyante sa atin. Yung mga taong katulad mo yung reason bakit nagsusurvive ang bansa natin sa gitna ng kurapsyon at kahirapan. Idol talaga kita.

  29. Hi Emilayskie! Kumusta ka na dyan sa bagong bansa mong kinatatayuan? πŸ™‚ I hope you are now well-adjusted.
    Salamat sa kind words mo, but I think kung meron man deserving sa mga iyan ay walang iba kundi ang mga taong patuloy na sumusuporta sa proyekto πŸ˜‰ Sila ang mga taong tahimik lang, hindi maingay, pero gumagawa ng maganda para sa mga bata πŸ˜‰

  30. Wala talaga ako masabi kundi LIKE.

    One month na pala itong post na ito pero di ko pala napasadahan. I had to check back dun sa links ng page ko kung wala ka pa dun. Lol.

    Nakakainggit si ate, somehow you found a great purpose in your life. Go go go!

  31. Haha! Ginawa mo naman facebook itong blog ko. Pero very much appreciated ko yang LIKE mo πŸ™‚ Salamuch!

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