Project PAG-ARAM

The Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) in coordination with other groups namely Bulig Visayas, Teachers Cooperative of Valenzuela City, Penson and Company, Inc. (P&CI) and Ating Guro Partylist has initiated the Project PAG-ARAM, An initiative to raise school supplies for children and materials for teachers in Yolanda-affected areas. The main objective of the project is to provide the school needs of students and teachers in typhoon Yolanda-affected areas of Eastern Visayas, Northern Cebu, Northern Panay and Northern Palawan. The project aims to collect as many donations as possible from schools, students, teachers, parents, individuals and organizations through the following schemes.

Needed donations. Notebooks, papers, pens, art and coloring materials, school uniforms, shoes or slippers, school bags, underwear for children. Chalk, eraser, Manila paper, cartolina, pentel pens or markers, lesson plan, record book, plywood and paint for improvised blackboard and other materials for teachers.

Adopt-a-School scheme. Schools and organizations may participate in our Adopt-a-School program by providing a recipient school in the disaster area with all the supplies and materials needed by teachers and students (for this particular donation, we will be providing the list of schools with all the details as well as the contact persons).

How to donate? Donations may be sent to our office or in any drop-off points. Schools and offices will be designated to be the drop-off points in a division or districts or cluster of municipalities. For those who wish to help in the form of cash, donations may also be deposited to bank account Teachers Cooperative of Valenzuela City, Account # 003850110952 BDO Karuhatan Branch, Valenzuela City (kindly inform Ms. Fely Matus, Treasurer at 09064078384)

The donations within the first week of January will be distributed to some schools in Leyte on January 15 to coincide with the launching of the project and the opening of classes. However, all other donations will be accepted until May 30, 2014 or before the start of school year 2014-2015.

Donors from NCR and the rest of Luzon may call our project coordinators Ms. Olive De Guzman at 0917-8167130 and Ms. Marilou Felipe at 0908-8723343. Those from Visayas and Mindanao may also send their donations to Sto. SPED Center, cor. Sto. Nino and T. Claudio Sts., Tacloban City or communicate with TDC leaders in Leyte, Ms. Cristy Diomaro-Gallano at 0939-9198894 or Ms. Mae Novilla at 0919-3584585.

For other details, interested parties may contact our hotline numbers, 3853437, 4350036, 0923-8643887 and 0998-9842737 or visit our FB Page (to link you to Project PAG-ARAM). Initial drop-off points are the TDC and Ating guro Partylist respective offices, 117-C Matatag St., Bgy. Central, Quezon City and Door E 4012-A Corner Diam St., Gen. T. De Leon, Valenzuela City