ICoASL III(International Conference of Asian Special Libraries) AGAPP Foundation, Inc. Pinky Aquino-‐Abellada 11 April 2013
GOALTo equip the poor Filipino child with the ammuni>on to help him in his ﬁght to escapepoverty .
• Cri>cal period for brain development• Highest Dropout rate is between grades 1-‐3• Support for Govt’s Kinder + 12 thrust• Start things right!* Philippines and two African countries have the 10 year basic education system
WHAT : Public preschools with library AKLAT (book)A Classrooms & LibraryG GABAY (guide) Teacher trainingA
HOW: Public Private Partnership Dep Ed Donors AGAPP Silid Pangarap Local Units** Volunteer* Other NGOs**** People Power Volunteers who want to see change in the country** Dep Ed, DSWD, Local Gov’t,Community*** Global Voluntary Service (GVS), ASA, PBSP, Children’s Hour
AGAPP CLASSROOMSCompleted to date: ~500In ALL regions!We expect to reach the 600 mark by our 3rd year, 1 Aug 2013.(1 classroom every 2 days) AGAPP TRAININGTeachers and School Heads Trained to date: 800
AGAPP -‐-‐-‐ Aklat (Classrooms and Library)• Provide books for the K-‐Grade3 kids• Pre-‐selected by award winning educator• Principals and Teachers are encouraged to provide an hour a week for K-‐Grade3 to use library
AGAPP -‐-‐-‐ Gabay (Teacher Training)• Stress: the most cri>cal stage in brain development
AGAPP -‐-‐-‐ Gabay (Teacher Training)• Books and Literacy Extension: science, Social Studies, Math, etc…
AGAPP -‐-‐-‐ Gabay (Teacher Training)• Writers Workshop: allow teachers and students to “publish” own stories
AGAPP -‐-‐-‐ ARUGA• Include toilet and sink -‐-‐-‐ teach hygienic habits• Feeding programs in some schools• Livelihood programs in some schools
How Can You Help• By Crea>ng AGAPP awareness• By helping AGAPP raise funds• By being be an AGAPP volunteer in your province/region and help ﬁnd the needy schools where we can build the Silid Pangarap
As of last count (approx. 500 classrooms)…. Annually, at least 25,000 needy Filipino children have a beder chance at escaping poverty.