Thursday, November 27, 2014

PROJECT PAMASKO NG PP 6
CHRISTMAS GIFT-GIVING PROJECT

PHOTO CREDIT:  ARNOLD MELORIN

We are thrilled to launch our annual Christmas gift-giving project, PROJECT PAMASKO NG PUSONG PINOY.  On its 6th year, we need kind-hearted HEROES to help us provide comfort to financially-challenged children in the following rural areas:

PAMPANGA
Lubao Elementary School

BATANGAS
Parish Social Action Committee

BENGUET
Kabuyao Elementary School
Besong Saddle Elementary School

Together, let's collect tsinelas (slippers) this Christmas so that 2,000 children would not have to go barefoot and to make sure that each kid have a brand new pair of slippers this Christmas.


We are also hoping to raise funds towards the purchase of food items to 300 disadvantaged families in Batangas so that they may have a MERRY CHRISTMAS this year.

If you would like more information about our Christmas gift-giving  project, please email us at pusongpinoyorg@gmail.com or click below to make a donation:

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THANK YOU! ♥

Thursday, October 2, 2014

PP SCHOLARSHIP PROJECT 2014
"DONASYON PARA SA EDUKASYON V"

DAMASCUS FOUNDATION (Bulacan)

DE LA SALLE LIPA (Batangas)
 
We have officially launched Pusong Pinoy's Scholarship Project, "DONASYON PARA SA EDUKASYON V" (Donation for Education).  On its fifth year, this scholarship project is part of Pusong Pinoy's ongoing effort to fight poverty through education in partnership with De La Salle Lipa in Batangas and Damascus Foundation in Bulacan.
 
For 2014-2015 school year, Pusong Pinoy has committed in helping 32 financially challenged, but truly deserving scholars.   These students went through a screening process and are well-deserving of this scholarship.    
4 College Students
De La Salle Lipa (Batangas)
   P7,500 ($178) per student
 
12 High School Students
De La Salle Lipa (Batangas)
P5,000 ($120) per student
 
16 Elementary Students
Damascus Foundation (Bulacan)
P6,000 ($143) per student
 
The scholarship amount listed per student covers the full school year, but we  welcome any donation amount.  Let's help these kids take one step closer to their dreams. 

If you would like more information about our scholarship project, please contact JOCELIN ARANA OLIVIER, Pusong Pinoy's Director of Scholarship at pusongpinoyorg@gmail.com or click below to make a donation:

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"Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world" ~Nelson Mandela

 

Monday, June 30, 2014

PUSONG PINOY AT PRESTWICK PROM CELEBRATIONS (SCOTLAND)

 

In early June, Pusong Pinoy was represented at the Prestwick Prom Celebration event. This is a great opportunity to inform people of what we do and to raise some funds. It was a damp day but this did not dampen our spirits. We had fun! The response to Pusong Pinoy was universally positive.
 
Thanks to our Scotland Team Leader DOUGLAS INNESS and PP volunteers AGNES DONES, PAULA NIMMO, STEWART McMURRAN and IAN McMURRAN for their invaluable support.  Big thanks to all the HEROES who donated books, supported us on the day and made our stall a possibility!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

PP'S 2014 FOOD DRIVE RECIPIENT-
DUEG RESETTLEMENT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL


As Pusong Pinoy launched its 2014 FOOD FOR THOUGHT Food Drive, here's a closer look at the recipients of this project.

DUEG RESETTLEMENT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, one of the recipients of our 2014 Food Drive, is located in Sitio Dueg in Barangay Maasin, San Clemente, Tarlac in the Philippines.  It is hundreds of feet above sea level and is adjacent to the mountains of Zambales.  It is the resettlement area for the Aeta community affected by the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in the early 90s.  There are currently over 400 settlers in the area.  

The closest school in the community is located at the foot of the mountain.   Due to the very rough terrain with steep curves, mud and rocks, the only means of transportation to get to the school is by a passenger "dump truck".  As the community grew over the years, the Department of Education (DepEd) built a school to cater to the growing population of the children in the community which is now known as the Dueg Resettlement Elementary School. 

The school is led by a very passionate principal, Mrs. Claudia Toledo. She has a pool of dedicated teachers who contribute 100 pesos a week from their meager salaries to cook porridge for the students to motivate them to attend the school.  The teachers sleep at the school during the week and only see their families on the weekends, because traveling to their homes at the foot of the mountain can only be done once a week.  There is no electricity or other form of comfort or entertainment at the school.

The Aeta children live very poor lives. Although they are used to this kind of living as passed down by older generations, it is a pity that they do not even have the comforts experienced by poor children in the lowlands. They sometimes eat only once a day.  The children sometimes come to school with a packed lunch of rice and siling labuyo (wild chili) or ginger. These children do not even know how some food items taste. It is no surprise that many of them are considered malnourished by the DepEd.  Ultimately, children who come to school hungry or are chronically hungry will not perform well in school. 

For our 2014 Food Drive, we are asking donations towards the purchase of  RICE and POWDERED MILK.  The Aeta children rarely drink milk.  It is a rare luxury in the community.  On March 22, 2014, Pusong Pinoy will once again go to the community to bring food items from this food drive and pairs of slippers from our Project Tsinelas.  A feeding event is also planned during the turnover. 

If you would like to be a part of our 2014 Food Drive, please email us at info@pusongpinoy.org.  To make a donation, please click on the Donate button below. Thanks in advance! 

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Click on the links below to read more about this community:

BOOKS & TREATS FOR DUEG ELEM SCHOOL (NOV 2013)

AETA COMMUNITY RECEIVES LOVE FROM PP (DEC 2012)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

PUSONG PINOY'S DONATION TO
PP SCHOLARS AT DE LA SALLE LIPA


How time flies!  Pusong Pinoy's 17 High School Scholars will be graduating this year! 

On February 11, 2014, PP Team headed by JOCELIN OLIVIER, Arizona Team Leader & Director of Scholarship, PP Liaison LIZA DE JESUS and volunteers - CELSO FABREGAS, ROSELYN CASTILLO, and CEL RUBIS visited De La Salle Lipa in Batangas to donate PHP57,983 to pay for the scholars’ miscellaneous expenses (scholar's share and graduation fees/pictures). The monetary donation also covered fees for our new PP DLSL College Scholar. The scholars and their families were treated to a luncheon courtesy of PP Heroes.

Thanks to DLSL representatives DFEZIE TORRES-TIPAN and ISRAEL TAN for the warm welcome extended to the PP team. But most of all, thanks to our generous HEROES and SUPERHEROES for sponsoring our scholars in the last four years! You made this all possible! THANK YOU!

For more information about our scholarship project, email info@pusongpinoy.org.  To make a donation, please click on the Donate button below. Thanks in advance!

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