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Pens of Hope: Big Day in Laoang!

Hello everyone, I hope you’re all doing great.

I am happy to share with you the following photos of the Pens of Hope distribution held last Monday, June 11. Pens of Hope received a very warm welcome from the teachers and students of Bobolosan Elementary School in Bgy. Bobolosan which is part of the town of Laoang, Northern Samar.

Here are your donations being prepared the night before the distribution.

From the province’s capital which is Catarman, Bgy. Bobolosan can be reached by taking a van bound for the town of Catubig. The non-AC vans will pass by the school premises. Travel time is 1 hour and 30 minutes.

This is the crowded van that took me and your donations to Bgy. Bobolosan. One-way costs PhP140.

The children of Bobolosan were very shy in front of the camera. But they warmed up eventually, especially upon seeing Guyito. Yep, he was with me πŸ˜‰ I was happy that almost all students were present that day.

The school’s teacher-in-charge was so kind enough to accompany me to every classroom. Thanks, Ma’am M!

Kindergarten class: 38 students
380 pencils, 38 sharpeners, and 38 storybooks distributed

I have learned that a volunteer teacher in a kindergarten class in a public school earns only PhP1,000 a month if his or her students will not exceed 19. If the class population exceeds 19, he or she will receive a monthly salary of PhP3,000. I take my hats off to all the volunteer kindergarten teachers all over the country. Saludo po ako sa inyo!

Grade 1 Section 1 class: 26 students
260 pencils, 26 sharpeners, and 26 storybooks distributed

Grade 1 Section 2 class: 28 students
280 pencils, 28 sharpeners, and 28 storybooks distributed

Grade 2 Section 1 class: 30 students
300 pencils, 30 sharpeners, and 30 storybooks distributed

Grade 2 Section 2 class: 25 students
250 pencils, 25 sharpeners, 25 storybooks distributed

Grade 3 class: 51 students
153 pencils, 153 ball pens, 51 sharpeners, 51 erasers distributed

Grade 4 Sections 1 & 2 classes (merged): 52 students
156 pencils, 156 ball pens, 52 sharpeners, 52 erasers distributed

Grade 5 Section 1 class: 29 students
87 pencils, 87 ball pens, 29 sharpeners, 29 erasers distributed

Grade 5 Section 2 class: 26 students
78 pencils, 78 ball pens, 26 sharpeners, 26 erasers distributed

Grade 6 Section 1 class: 31 students
93 pencils, 93 ball pens, 31 sharpeners, 31 erasers distributed

Grade 6 Section 2 class: 34 students
102 pencils, 102 ball pens, 34 sharpeners, 34 erasers distributed

There are enough pencils left for another distribution so we are scheduling another one before June ends πŸ™‚ Yay!

Maraming, maraming salamat po sa suporta! God bless po!

Posted 5 years, 4 months ago at 12:23 am.


27 Replies

  1. heartwarming… teary eyed ako Ms. N. next bakasyon ko kontakin kita

  2. this is so nice.. I love your advocacy.. I salute you for that.
    it is so nice to be here in your blog too…
    i added you in my blog roll so I can be here more often
    thanks and God bless you always

  3. Thank you so much Ms. N for sharing your inspiring experience to us. Sana next time makasama ako sa distribution πŸ™‚

  4. Kadaramo daw siton, Ms. N. Maupay sa pamati makahibaro nga may mga sugad sa im nga naabot didto sa at nga dapit para bumulig sa mga bata. Salamat sa pagpaangbit sini nga istorya. Waray ka ngay-an lusad para kumuha mga retrato didto sa am bungto? πŸ™‚

  5. clap clap Miss N!

    ay, hindi pala, standing ovation dapat! πŸ™‚

  6. congrats miss n! i’m sure you had a great time again πŸ™‚

  7. Congrats Ms N for a very successful project. Congrats to me for saying this in English.

  8. Congrats, Miss N! God bless

  9. congratulations miss n! btw, i forgot to tell you, i launched a back to school project of my own called the notebook project. of course it isn’t as big as pens of hope but with the help of friends, we were able to provide a complete set of notebooks to 71 kids, which includes a whole aeta community. if you want to read how it went you can click the about or links tab on my website and search for posts on the notebook project. see how much influence your work has on me? thank you miss n. πŸ™‚

  10. Congrats Ms. N. another successful project. πŸ™‚

    I can see the smiles of the kids. Your team really made them happy. You really have a big heart and for that I admire you.

  11. your generosity and acts of charity are inspiring!
    carry on, ms. N!


  12. yea, this is wonderful!

  13. love na love talaga kita miss n. =D send my regards to the kids, very heart warming ang mga ngiti nila. at nakakatuwa talaga si guyito hahaha =D

  14. wow what an amazing and heartwarming act! hope makasuporta rin ako next time. keep it up po and may you have more blessings to share!!

  15. congrats.. πŸ™‚

  16. galing!! they all look so happy πŸ˜€
    thanks for visiting my blog πŸ™‚

  17. napakaganda naman ng project mong ito ms. N, nakakatulong na, nakakapagpasaya pa ng mga bata. congrats! πŸ™‚

  18. hala, kaku-cute ng mga bata, kadadakila ng mga guro at kalalaki na nyaang silid-aralang yaan, by ordinary standards…^^

    ikaw na ang may gawaing mamahagi, kapatid… you’ve got a cool job and you certainly come across all kinds of smiles, ahaha. ^^

    hello, Ms. N! πŸ˜‰

  19. Congrats sa inyong pamimigay ng pens and hope. Marami na namang bata ang napingiti ninyo. πŸ™‚

  20. ang galing naman. congratulations ms N. talaga namang napasaya mo ang mga bata.

  21. sana po maging kabahagi rin sa susunod nyong proyekto! mabuhay po πŸ™‚

  22. Wow. Galing naman. Akala ko puro lang pahirap nasa Norte. Tsk tsk. Kasi naman, sa buong Region 8 andyan ata may pinakamaraming NPA. Good thing na napapasaya ninyo tong mga kabataan. πŸ™‚

  23. Ah, sadly, yan lagi ang imahe ng Samar, Bofill. This is one of the reasons I am featuring here the many beautiful places in Northern Samar. Para naman hindi lang tungkol sa insurgency ang pumapasok sa isip ng ibang tao kapag naririnig nila ang Northern Samar.

    Sana nga ay marami pang mapasayang mga kabataan ang POH, Bofill. Isama mo sa prayers mo πŸ˜‰ Salamat.

  24. Sure Ms. N! πŸ™‚ Good luck sa POH project niyo. And yes, natutuwa ako sa blog mo because you always feature beautiful places in Northen Samar! Woot!

  25. Bofill! I hope someday you’ll find yourself in one of the places in Northern Samar that I feature here πŸ˜‰

    Maraming salamat. Magpapatuloy ang POH hanggat puwede πŸ™‚

  26. Hi Ms. N… I want to be part of this advocacy…Sa December, sama ako… I’d love to share my blessings by being part of this πŸ™‚

  27. Thanks, Gelai! Nag-email ako sa iyo.

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