Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Project Lakbay Aral Turns 1

November of last year saw the successful launching of Project Lakbay Aral, an initiative which aims to give underprivileged students and out-of-school youth the opportunity to take the fun and interactive voyage of discovery through visits to museums and other places of historical and cultural significance. 

For our maiden trip last November 11, 2012, we sent 51 students and 2 volunteer teachers to the Mind Museum. Because of donations and sponsorships received, another batch, composed of 52 students and four volunteer teachers, also had the chance to explore the world-class science museum a week after. 

Batch 1

Batch 2

Batch 2
Through Project Lakbay Aral, a group of students was able to attend the Symposium on Valor and Heroism organized by the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office last March 13, 2013 at the AFP Commissioned Officers Club in Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City. Our youth were only too happy and honored to have met our nation’s living heroes who have sparked within them the flame of patriotism and inspired them to be better Filipinos. After the symposium, the students also had the chance to visit the AFP Museum where they learned about the history of our military institution and the heroism of our nation's defenders. 

Alternative Learning System (ALS) students pose with Korean War veterans
ALS students at the AFP Museum
This November, in celebration of the first year of Project Lakbay Aral, another group of indigent students will be given the opportunity to experience a fun, interactive way of learning. So, where are we taking the kids this time? Our destination is Las Farolas, a world-class oceanarium which promotes conservation, preservation and sustainability of aquatic creatures. Our aim for this trip is to develop within the youth a better understanding and appreciation of the environment and its creatures, and inspire them to be young advocates for the preservation and conservation thereof.

If you are interested in supporting the project, don't hesitate to drop me a message. Please also visit our Facebook Page.  

Announcement: Although Typhoon Yolanda is expected to be out of the country's AOR by Sunday, we have decided not to push through with the Nov 10 Lakbay Aral activity at Las Farolas. The safety and convenience of our kid participants is our foremost priority. We've rescheduled the tour to Sunday, December 1.

Sending you happy thoughts...

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