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SSA’s Tulong Dunong benefits Bagong Sibol children

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CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – Some 30 children of different grade levels from Bagong Sibol, Barangay Quebiawan here benefited from the Tulong Dunong Program, a joint undertaking of St. Scholastica’s Academy San Fernando Alumni Association Inc. (SSASFAAI) and St. Scholastica’s Academy Grade School Faculty Association (SSAGSFA).

At the ribbon cutting and turn over ceremony on January 30, SSASFAAI president Jovy Monasterio said the program provides supplemental learning to students on reading, writing and basic math through tutoring outside the hours of classroom learning. Furniture, mini projector and school supplies were donated to the barangay’s multipurpose center which serves as classroom for the children

“SSA Faculty Association will provide volunteer teachers and create syllabus and instructional materials for the program. Actually, we have been doing this before pandemic then we stopped for two years due to pandemic, now together with the SSASFAAI’s assistance we are launching it again as part of the school community service,” SSAGSFA volunteer teacher Joy Siason shared.

Before the start of the program, each student will be assessed by the volunteer teacher to identify the urgent need of the child.

“Tulong Dunong is very helpful to our children here in Bagong Sibol. Many students even in higher grade levels cannot even read and write that’s why we need this program to help our children,” Bagong Sibol Neighborhood Association Inc. vice president and custodian Normita Canlas said.

This program is just one part of many projects line up of the alumni association, a mini library, livelihood programs and alumni scholars are already on the work.

“Every project that we plan should be sustainable so the next set of officers can easily adopt and sustain it. I encourage my fellow SSA alumnae to come, participate and be involved in the community projects. We also welcome donations in any kind, like for mini-library we accept old books, coloring or writing materials. Also, we can participate as volunteer teachers as well,” Monasterio said.

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