2021 could be welcomed with some anxiety and feelings of uncertainty. But, the people of Pag-asa tries to see the silver lining in the current crisis. We just tell ourselves that there is no other way but up, so up we did… until unknowingly we have became a host of “virus of hope” that gives birth to “strains of positivity viruses” to the communities around us.
Pag-asa experienced a first crisis situation earlier this year when nearby Taal Volcano erupted, causing difficulties a lot worse than the pandemic. However the current crisis presents its own challenges for we know not when it will be over, nor what the future holds for us. It seems to paralyze us and leave us with very few options on what to do as a response.
In the second quarter of this school year, 38 children beneficiaries of Pag-asa excelled in their academic performance (35 of them got a general percentage average (GPA) of 94 while 2 of them got a GPA of 97). Sixty-seven (67) others bagged gold medals and received certificates in Leadership and Social Responsibilities, including Athletics. We will go deeper in this topic in a future issue of our newsletter. However, with or without these achievements, we remain proud of our children.
Papenburg. Mit einer Spende in Höhe von 16.000 Euro unterstützt die Papenburger Praxis für Mund-Kiefer-Gesichtschirurgie Dr. Dr. Thomas Mrosk das Hilfsprojekt „Pag-asa Social Center“ auf den Philippinen. Zusammengekommen ist die Summe im Rahmen der Feierlichkeiten anlässlich des 25-jährigen Praxisjubiläums.
In their attempt to shorten text messages on mobile phones, the children have transformed it into a unique language that produces new words and phrases by intentionally threading together misspelled words without syntax and abundantly pinching them with punctuation marks, thus making words longer than the originals. For example, instead of spelling “hello”, most of them spell it as “Eowwwh”.