Aral Pinoy has registered here with Pass It Forward (PIF). PIF hosts the Aral Pinoy Project Baon and allows people to donate online. Aral Pinoy is raising funds for a cause, a scholarship campaign for 20 Filipino graduating students both in high school and in college. They will graduate and earn their diplomas maybe by March or April 2018. Today we need for them Php 80,000 pesos, which is already for one school year schooling assistance of these 20 deserving students.
At first level, Aral Pinoy needs to raise 80,000 pesos from at least 80 unique donors who would be sharing 1,000 pesos each, hopefully this can be raised within 30 days. At second level, once Aral Pinoy achieves this, it will make it easier to get more help from new generous donors and eventually help more students.
One graduating student says: "My big dream is to be a certified public accountant and this project will fulfill my dream by supporting my schooling expenses. I will find a job right away after graduation to support my family." He wants to fly and the other 19 students too, all they need are us who will give them wings to let their hearts soar as high as they will!
Aral Pinoy started its 1st Year of Project Baon since school year 2011-2012 in honor of the Dr. Jose P. Rizal during his 150th Birth Anniversary (June 19, 2011) and also during the 113th Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Philippine Independence (Araw ng Kasarinlan, June 12, 2011). Aral Pinoy through Project Baon assured the schooling assistance of these ten (10) scholars for the school year 2011-2012.
Aral Pinoy Blogspot on Project Baon
The school year 2016-2017 is already the 6th year of Aral Pinoy Project Baon and it hopes to increase the schooling assistance from ten (10) to twenty (20) scholars this time or even more.
"A report funded by the United Nations Development Programme, out of 100 students who enter Grade 1, only 68 will complete 6th grade, and of that number, only 57 will go to high school, of which only 42 will continue..."
Rappler on College Studies
"Based on the Commission on Higher Education's (CHED) 2008 data, ...of the 42, only 23 finished high school enrolled in college, and of the 23, only 14 eventually graduate from college." Manila Bulletin – Tue, Dec 4, 2012
College Education for Poor Students
And despite having 100% free public elementary and secondary education in our country, many students have no allowance money nor baon for their snack-foods or meals for their schooling, no needed school supplies, no funds to spend for their school requirements and no transportation fair. Public education is not so free after all. These are the concerns that the schooling assistance would address to support students in their studies and encourage them to go to and stay in school.
This is why Aral Pinoy Project Baon is born, and its heart soars as high as it will!
Antonio Levy S. Ingles, Jr., Ph.D.
Educator / Founder ARALPINOY.ORG INC