Pasali Philippines, as the convener of TNKK (Tulong Niyo Kinabukasan Ko), facilitated the distribution of school supplies including bags and other educational learning materials to students among its recipient primary and integrated schools in General Santos City, Sarangani Province, and Palimbang Municipality on June 21, 24 and July 21, 25-26, 2016.
With the accompaniment of Palimbang Local Government Unit Municipal Councilor on Committee of Education, Mr. Redford Muhidin and his team, Pasali successfully reached out to 8 Northern and Southern Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat Elementary and Integrated Schools, namely:
1. Wasag Elementary School
2. Langali Integrated School
3. Maganao Elementary School
4. Dionisio Cagadoc Sr. Memorial School
5. Doña Catalina Elementary School
6. Kiponget Elementary School
7. Kanipaan Elementary School Extension
8. Napnapon Day Care Center
Joined by Emmanuel and Jinkee’s Heart Foundation, TNKK has also been successfully accomplished in 4 focused schools in Sarangani Province and General Santos City (SarGen), with 2 schools each, subsequently:
1. Oliverio Elementary School
2. Nomoh Integrated School
3. Lozano Elementary School
4. Changco Elementary School
School heads and teachers expressed their warm and heartfelt gratitude for the charitable help extended to them amidst the difficult trail. In total, around 1,450 children benefitted said endeavor. In behalf of our beneficiaries, Pasali Philippines acknowledges the unwavering generosity and support of Emmanuel and Jinkee’s Heart Foundation, Vice Governor's Office of Sarangani Province, RD Foundation, Fleur Pharmacy, and several anonymous donors for making this happen.
It began from the initiative of Respect Education Foundation (REF) Netherlands to integrate “respect value” in teaching methodologies and has earned evident outcome in several selected schools in Netherlands. Pasali Philippines Foundation, through its partnership with CORDAID, in working with children of diverse cultural backgrounds over the past five years, sees the need to link with REF to directly involve children and teachers of both primary and secondary schools which promotes culturally sensitive approach and cultivate tolerance and respect society that is suitable with the many cultural differences in Mindanao. The Respect Education Program (REP) started only from 4 schools during the pilot year to 12, 15, 21, and 35 schools respectively on the succeeding years. REP has garnered noticeable consistent effectiveness throughout the years.
As the CORDAID funding support in Asia end, in 2015, another funding partner - PORTICUS, an international organization which foster human dignity, social justice and sustainability, shared interest in pursuing the Respect Education Project continuity. For the pilot year under partnership with PORTICUS, only 10 recipient schools will be closely handled and monitored. All REP handled schools has undergone keen assessment and comparative evaluation as to which institutions need more educational assistance. And among 35 schools, the 10 focused schools consist of: two (2) from Sarangani Province; two (2) from General Santos City, and six (6) from (Northern) Palimbang Municipality, Sultan Kudarat Province.
The partnership with PORTICUS commenced on April 2016. And after relevant period of preparation, the REP has been formally launched on July 20-21, 2016 to SarGen schools namely:
Malapatan and Malandag, Sarangani
Respect Education Program (REP)
Enhancing quality of teaching and promoting respect.
How it all started