Galing Foundation, Inc.

is a non profit 501 (c) 3 tax exempt charitable organization registered in the State of Georgia

GFI assists in providing quality educational resources to underserved public schools, libraries and day care centers.

Thursday, February 07, 2013

GFI Mindanao Outreach History and its Youth Leaders

by Arjho Turner

History: In 2007, the Galing Foundation, Inc. (GFI) started its outreach in Mindanao with one school and has now grown into four (4) schools with primarily indigent school children.  These schools did not have a physical library or even educational resource materials that could be of help to enhance their learning process and to develop their language skills in English. With the assistance of GFI, the teachers and students are now enjoying the use of educational resource materials sent and are considering to establish their respective school libraries. As reported by the GFI Mindanao local coordinator, GFI’s intervention gave the students the hope and pride to excel in their academics. The annual awards project is just fitting to give due recognition for the different levels of accomplishments in each school; Youth Leadership Award, Best in English Award, and Certificates of Recognition.

The success of the GFI – Youth Leadership Award (YLA) in Atlanta since       2007 has become an inspiration to adopt the same concept or model for the different GFI assisted schools in Mindanao during their respective commencement exercises starting 2009.

II. Goal:

The goal for this project is to support the GFI Mindanao assisted schools during their respective commencement exercises by giving awards to students that have shown exemplary academic accomplishments and appreciation of volunteers to the mission of GFI.

III. Objectives:
1.      To award GFI medals for Best in English in each school grade/level.
2.      To award a GFI trophy and framed certificate for the GFI-Youth Leadership  Awardee in each school level. 

Mindanao Youth Leader Honorees:
Jevern Ellaga, 4th Year High School student of Landan National High School
Jhaena Mae L. Canarejo 6th Grade, Maligo Elementary School
Vanessa M. Romarate, Landan National High School
David Lloyd S. Garmino, Maligo Elementary School
Osias Senajon, Landan National High School
Ivy Gay Panes, Maligo Elementary School
Jezebel Q. Pascua, Kipalkuda Elementary School
Crilyn N. Soria, Landan National High School
Kimberly V. Gantuangco, Maligo Elementary School
Mary Ann T. Ungat, Kipalkuda Elementary School

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