Pinky Aquino-Abellada

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Pinky Aquino-Abellada

  1. 1. ICoASL III(International Conference of Asian Special Libraries) AGAPP Foundation, Inc. Pinky  Aquino-­‐Abellada 11  April  2013
  2. 2. GOALTo  equip  the  poor  Filipino  child  with  the  ammuni>on  to  help  him  in  his  fight  to  escapepoverty  .
  3. 3. • 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
  4. 4. WHAT  :  Public  preschools  with  library   AKLAT  (book)A   Classrooms  &  LibraryG   GABAY  (guide) Teacher  trainingA
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. AGAPP  -­‐-­‐-­‐  Aklat(Classrooms  and  Library)
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. AGAPP  -­‐-­‐-­‐  Gabay (Teacher  Training)• Stress:  the  most  cri>cal  stage  in  brain   development
  10. 10. AGAPP  -­‐-­‐-­‐  Gabay (Teacher  Training)• Demonstrate:  read  books  to  engage  kids
  11. 11. AGAPP  -­‐-­‐-­‐  Gabay (Teacher  Training)Engaged  kids…
  12. 12. AGAPP  -­‐-­‐-­‐  Gabay (Teacher  Training)• Books  and  Literacy  Extension:  science,  Social   Studies,  Math,  etc…
  13. 13. AGAPP  -­‐-­‐-­‐  Gabay (Teacher  Training)• Writers  Workshop:  allow  teachers  and  students   to  “publish”  own  stories
  14. 14. AGAPP  -­‐-­‐-­‐  ARUGA• Include  toilet  and  sink  -­‐-­‐-­‐  teach  hygienic  habits• Feeding  programs  in  some  schools• Livelihood  programs  in  some  schools
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. As  of  last  count  (approx.  500  classrooms)….  Annually,  at  least  25,000  needy  Filipino  children  have  a  beder  chance  at  escaping  poverty.
  17. 17. JOIN US visit  us  at  www.agapp.com.ph

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