Send-A-Child-To-School Campaign

Posted by Site Admin On 9:17 AM

   At an early age of two, a child starts to grasp realities that surround him. According to studies, it is the best time to help a child discover and explore his world bit by bit. Playschool and pre-school came up as a link to children and the discovery they needed.
   June of 2008, Special Gems playschool was instituted. It is one of Grace Baptist Church’s ministry arm to reach out to the community with education of the heart and mind. Like most play and preschools, it aims to teach pre and playschoolers the basics – learning ABCs, counting 1 to 10, interacting with other kids. To top this, Special Gems primarily teaches stories and verses from the Bible. “It is our desire to teach kids the fear of the Lord because we believe that character is more important than other disciplines”, asserted the school Directress.
   Special Gems initially had 10 enrollees. Four of these were immediately adopted as scholars. Unknown to many, children around the neighborhood (at Labogon, Mandaue), ages eight and nine have never been to school and never experienced formal education. Their parents have difficulty meeting basic needs. The education of their children was regarded as a luxury. This prompted the campaign for send-a-child-to-school.
“We also want to elevate the situation of some families by educating their kids”, said by Ma’am Geroy.
   To finance the tuition and the needs of the adopted scholars, a Php 100 per scholar campaign dubbed as send-a-child-to-school was initiated. Thirty sponsors responded to such campaign each pledging Php 100 to Php 500 each.
   A year after, 6 more students were adopted as scholars as another Special Gems was opened at a new location at Diamond Plaza, Maguikay, Mandaue City.
   This year will be another milestone as we are planning to adopt 5 more scholars. We also want to
establish more supporters who will join our cause to enroll poor children to pre schools.
   We are inviting you to join our cause to SEND A CHILD TO SCHOOL. A Php 100 will send
a child to school (not to the streets).
   Three donation options are available:
     - Joins with 15 people to give Php 100.00 every month from June 2010 to March 2011.
     - Joins with 3 people to give Php 500.00 every month
     - Sponsors one child by giving Php 1,500.00 every month
     - Others

Each Child Needs:
     Php 10,000.00 – Tuition
     Php 2,000.00 – Snacks
     Php 3,000.00 – Uniforms, shoes, books and other school supplies, ID, field Trips, recognition fees, Christmas Party.
Special Gems school has three branches:
     - Labogon Road, Basak, Mandaue City
     - Diamond Plaza, Highway, Maguikay, Mandaue City
     - Better Living Homes, Basak, Lapu-lapu City

If you'd like to be part of this special project, give us a call.
     (032) 420-6165 or text +63 (910) 654-7433 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            +63 (910) 654-7433      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.