Project Mountain Alphabet

I made a promise to add adopting library or building a library as one of my personal project yearly. Our project last year is to help the call of the pupils and teachers of Colalo Elementary School to help them re-build their library.

I think that project was a blast with the help of many individuals. This time around we are knocking on everyone’s door to again help us.

 

Project Mountain Alphabet: Featured at Thomson Reuters Blog

Starting this project at first is quite hard since others may be thinking that it is a scam because first of all we don’t have an office when someone asked. The only thing they know is the authors phone number, facebook account and of course email address. So for me, it is quite hard to market the idea of the group to help build a library at Colalo Elementary Benguet.

After the project, the group practically went on to our normal day to day activity. Then Rose Raguindin, an HR who also contributes to Thomson Reuters internal blog/newsletter.

I agreed because for me that is my only way to put across the message on how thankful I am to those who helped me. To those who bought our cupcakes and to all the Thomson Reuters Managers like Kessa Peralta-Nielsen, Anna Bagui-Hauser, and Carl Del Rosario who supported me all the way.

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I am very surprised when last May 23, 2013 that Rose emailed me that the the interview has been featured in Thomson Reuters external blog: The Knowledge Effect.

Thank you everyone.

Click title below to read how Project Mountain Alphabet started and why we wanted to help.

It Started With a Giraffe

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First Project is a Success

I would say this time around that the Project Mountain Alphabet first ever project is very very successful. A total of 25 boxes and 2 sacks was delivered at Colalo Elementary School last March 9, 2013. The project was able to deliver books, magazines, encyclopedia, and children story books. With the cash donations we were able to build 3 library book shelves as well for the said school library.

The project would never be as successful as it is without everyone’s collaborated effort to make it a success. I personally would like to thank all the book donors, sponsors, and to everyone who participated in the fund raising activities. I couldn’t name you all and thank you personally but I pray for your success that you may even prosper in your chosen careers in that way you could be an instrument in helping others as well.

Aside from the library that has more than a thousand books for the pupils of Colalo Elementary School to read each students were able to receive school bags filled with goodies as well care of TROFI. The teachers including the school head teacher is really happy not only because of the goodies but more importantly to everyone’s effort in visiting and helping their school.

OUR JOURNEY…

PASAY CITY

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BAGUIO CITY…

 

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HALSEMA HIGHWAY

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THE COLALO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – Our beneficiary on the ADOPT A SCHOOL LIBRARY PROGRAM…

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RE-BUILDING AND CLEANING THE LIBRARY…

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SORTING THE BOOKS ACCORDING TO ITS KIND….

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SORTING OF SCHOOL SUPPLIES AND OTHER GOODIES….

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THE BOOKS IN THE BOOKSHELVES…

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINES

BRITANICA ENCYCLOPEDIA

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Until next time as the search for the next school is on…

Hearts Day – Charity in a Work Place in Action

Last February 14, Kessa Thea Peralta-Nielsen suggested to help in the fund raising activity. She suggested to sell flowers on February 14 and of course I have added the cupcakes and cakes as well. I am amazed because we have good feedback from whom we have sent the email.

Cakes Collage

Now, we have funds to buy more books… I will post the books in a later date… watch out for my book shopping experience. I am hoping to buy dictionary/ies from the proceeds.

Flower Collage

Hearts Day and International Book Giving Day

Love is in the air adorned by flowers everywhere!

The scent of these lovely flowers is simply a sign of a fulfilled hear

Special Thanks also to those supported the cupcake for a cause campaign.

Special Thanks also to those supported the cupcake for a cause campaign and also to those who donated their books.

Today is a Hearts Day. People expresses their love through flower and chocolates during these day of the year. Other’s would dine out. Gentlemen are busy scouting for the perfect place for their lovely ladies. A day where 2 hearts is filled with joy,a sweet sweet smile is simply painted are painted on those lovely faces.

However, today is also a celebration of the International Book Giving Day where everyone is encourage to give books to someone in 3 different ways. 1. Give a book to a Friend or Relative 2. Leave a book in a waiting room or lobby where children usually stay. 3. Donate a book.

As part of our mission in helping build a library at Colalo Elementary School we decided to have a fund raising activity at work. We’ve decided to sell a bouquet of flower for our office mate. We were able to raise a good amount of Donations.

Thank you for participating:

  • Laping, Joseph
  • Del Rosario, Carl Jay
  • Christian Nielsen
  • Taeza, Lemuel Patrick B.
  • Elle Galutera
  • Angela Pagsibigan

And here are the flower’s we delivered:

Thank you Joseph for buying the flowers!

Thank you Joseph for buying the flowers!

Flower-Angela Pagsibigan Collage

Flower - Christian Collage

Flower - Michelle Galutera Collage

Flower - Lemuel Taeza Collage

We were able to raise Php 600.00 to be added in buying books for Colalo Elementary School.

Project Mountain Alphabet: Singapore Poster

I am very happy because there are a lot of people exerting their efforts to make this project comes to life. A team of people working in Singapore came up with a very wonderful promotional campaign. The poster I would say is very inspiring.

TROFI Poster

The Caption: 

Friends, we are raising funds and collecting books(used or new) for this book project for Benguet… Knowledge is power as they say and this would be a big help for the children of the said community…😉

[On March 10, 2013, we are going to help fund a Book Campaign Project (for books and other educational materials) plus we will send 230 kids hygiene kits and school supplies, please help us make this a reality.

Target Cash Donations: P 50,000.00 / S$1,500 until February 27, 2013.

For monetary donations here in SG, please send it to:
Mr. Noynoy Talam 
DBS Savings Plus Account #: 001-0-196720

Please email us at ntalam@gmail.com and rex_holgado@yahoo.com for auditing and we could give you our receipt acknowledgements.

For your book donations, other educational materials, and in kind donations, please contact Leigh Maneja for arrangements.]

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