RAC Makati conducts EskweLAKBAY Project for Poor Reader

By Hira Angelica Hermoso | Posted on January 5, 2023

In celebration of Rotary International’s “Basic Education and Literacy Month” and in support to the Department of Education’s “No student will be left behind” last September, the Rotaract Club of Makati (RAC Makati) together with its partner organizations Empowered Association of Systematic Youth โ€“ Pulido (EASY-P), launched Project ๐—˜๐˜€๐—ธ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ž๐—•๐—”๐—ฌ with the theme “๐‘ฎ๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’š ๐’๐’ˆ ๐‘ฒ๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’•๐’‚๐’‚๐’ ๐’”๐’‚ ๐‘ณ๐’‚๐’Œ๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’š ๐‘ป๐’–๐’๐’ˆ๐’ ๐’”๐’‚ ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’•๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’–๐’Ž๐’‘๐’‚๐’š ๐’๐’‚ ๐‘ฒ๐’Š๐’๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’–๐’Œ๐’‚๐’”๐’‚๐’”. The project is under one of Rotaryโ€™s seven areas of focus; Basic Education & Literacy.ย 

Week 3 – These kids have a bright future ahead of them and will one day be our great leaders.

This project aims to provide a free reading tutorial program for five consecutive Saturdays to pupils of San Gabriel I Elementary Schools (SG1ES) who were identified as struggling readers and non-readers.  Learning materials as well as the learning modules and the sessions were facilitated by volunteers who are Education students and licensed professional teachers. RAC Makati also did this project last 2019 and won an award as the Most Outstanding Community Service Project and Most Outstanding Project for Supporting Education at the District Conference and Awards Night last 2020. 

The club also conducted donation of tables and chairs to the teachers of San Gabriel 1, Elementary School. This was made possible because of our donor, Asian Sourcing Link Philippines Inc.

Last October 1, Rotaractors from different clubs together with EASY-P and MYC volunteers gathered at San Gabriel 1 Elementary School, General Mariano Alvarez, Cavite to join the opening of the Project ๐—˜๐˜€๐—ธ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ž๐—•๐—”๐—ฌ. The program was presided by MVP Nico Dela Cruz together with EASY-P President Jhon Michael Callao and with the presence of Mr. Joeper Verdeflor who is the Guidance Counselor of the said school.

Week 4 – It seems like only yesterday that this project began – an enjoyable and educational journey with these students. Every volunteer stood up for one goal: to help them in their studies.

A total of 87 students from Grade 1, Grade 2 and Grade 3 were benefitted from the program. The students were divided into group of 7-10 and each group was led by 2-3 Rotaractors and volunteers from partner clubs who facilitated the reading session using Marungko approach and some writing session every Saturday as follows October 8, October 15, October 22.

Despite the heavy rain on October 29, finally after four consecutive weeks of tutoring and mentoring, EskweLAKBAY student-participants from San Gabriel I Elementary School, together with their guardians attend the most anticipated recognition day.

Gracing the event were DRR Maria Teddielyn Bernadette Lebrias of District 3830 and SK Federation President Shane Baguio who gave a wonderful message to the students and parents. The said event was indeed a huge success! Grateful to all of the dedicated volunteers, hardworking students, guardians, teachers, and other SGIES staff. This event would not be possible without the initiative, hard work, and perseverance of partner organization, Empowered Association of Systematic Youth โ€“ Pulido (EASY-P) 

The team is looking forward to the next project which will help the sustainability of the Project ๐—˜๐˜€๐—ธ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ž๐—•๐—”๐—ฌ.

A total of 11 Rotaract Clubs partnered with RAC Makati for this initiative. The fees paid by the partner clubs and individual donors were used for the snacks and reading modules of the kids. 

Week 5 – After four consecutive weeks of tutoring and mentoring, EskweLAKBAY student-participants from San Gabriel I Elementary School, together with their guardians attended their most anticipated recognition day.

RAC Makati would like to acknowledge with thanks the supports of its partner clubs: Rotaract Club of Loyola Heights, Rotaract Club of Makati United, Rotaract Club of Malabon Highlands, Rotaract Club of Malate, Rotaract Club of Quirino Manila Central, Rotaract Club of RCDM Scholars, Rotaract Club of Santa Maria, Rotaract Club of San Antonio De Padua, Rotaract Club of STI College Pasay-Edsa, Rotaract Club of the University of the East College of Dentistry. Rotaract Club of United Nations, Malia’s Youth Club and D24 Glass and Aluminum Services.

Week 1

EASY-P and ROTARACT CLUB of MAKATI commences โ€œEskweLAKBAYโ€ Educational Caravan Program which aims to teach 100 students in Grades 1, 2, and 3, held in San Gabriel I Elementary School.

Week 2

EASY-P and ROTARACT CLUB of MAKATI are more than excited and honored to work on teaching these students in four consecutive Saturdays through the help of volunteers from Malia’s Youth Club. 

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