Our future SPED (Special Education) teacher, RONALD MANGUIAT, the very first beneficiary of Pag-asa Social Center, is blind and currently doing ‘practice teaching’ for blind children. He has already received public recognition as one of the three BAYANING GURO’s (a hero teacher) during the commemoration of World Teachers’ Day and National Teachers’ Month. The event was aired on local TV last October and inspired all our children, even those without disabilities—to work hard and study well.
Allow me to extend to all of you my warmest greetings!
The city of Tagaytay is going ahead with its social economic, cultural and spiritual development, thanks to the close collaboration of various civic and religious groups.
One of the groups whose presence I appreciate is the Focolare Movement, in a particular way, for the concrete contribution they have made to their neighboring indigent communities through their social centers. The PAG-ASA Social Center (“Pag-asa means: hope) has been working steadily since 1998 carrying out several activities in the line with social action, such as:
In questo Natale noi focolarini festeggiamo, oltre il Natale di Gesù Bambino, anche il 60º anniversario della nascita del Movimento dei Focolari: il 7 dicembre 1943.
We have just finished the summer season while most of you are just about to enjoy summer vacation. Here we are again with some news about the months of December to June. We would like to thank you all for taking time to read our updates, for writing us and your children, and sending extra donations for the benefit of our children, the center, and our projects.
After only a few months, here again we have the latest news of our activities from July to November this year. Thanks through your continuous support and love, we are now able to improve the lives of 471 children from 274 families (October 2010)! Our gratitude also for all of you who gave us such encouraging feedback on our latest update-letter! We really feel more and more that we are one great family with all of you!