In celebration of its 16th anniversary, Your Tutorial Center (YTC) rolled out series of community programs aimed to arm more Filipinos to enjoy and share the bright future.
“It is our way of giving back to the community, to reach out to those who cannot acquire quality education,” said Christine D. Santos President and Center Head of YTC. “We’d like to provide them the opportunities to learn and let them feel that education is important.”
These series of community programs were specifically designed to touch underprivileged children who have no access to education and to teach them good moral values.
Around 140 children ages four to 12 benefited from these. Teachers from YTC extended their hands to impart their knowledge and academic expertise.
In Barangay Roxas, Quezon City (QC), children learned the fundamental of education- alphabet- as they brought out their creativity putting color to every letter, fruit, and animal. They all sang together as they discovered the difference between vowels and consonants.
“We are very thankful to YTC. This type of program makes our constituents become aware on the importance of education. In a depressed area like this, parents are more concerned to engage their children to work in order to help their family, rather than sending their kids to school,” expressed Atty. Evangeline Lozano-Endriano, Brgy. Councilor, Brgy Roxas Committee Chairperson on Education and Youth Development.
In Quiapo, Manila, street children were brought together at the chapel of Holy Face of Jesus (HFJ). They watched the video of “How Did the Tiger Get its Stripe,” a story that taught them the significance of humility, contentment, and self-acceptance.
“We really appreciate this, the kids really like the animated video. They (YTC teachers) were able to catch the attention of these kids and maintain that. They were behaved. Usually, these children have a really short attention span,” explained Sister Josephine Salas of HFJ.
But aside from children, YTC also collaborated with teachers giving them new tips on how to share the bright future to their students.
Held at Demetrio Tuazon Elementary School at QC, YTC conducted a two-day seminar for elementary public school teachers with the theme: “Celebrating Teacherhood..” More than 40 teachers from D. Tuazon ES and Ramon Magsaysay ES joined the forum. They learned new classroom insights for the growing demand of K-12 program, such as the art of questioning, effective communication inside the classroom and the challenges of teaching Filipino as a subject.
“We are very grateful for this opportunity. This is a way of refreshing and reminding the teachers of the importance of fun and enjoyment inside the classroom,” said Jimmy Bocalbos, Master Teacher I and Officer in Charge (OIC) of D. Tuazon ES.
“This program is a celebration of teacherhood; a tribute for the teachers, who teach passionately. They play a crucial role in building and molding the bright future of their students,” Santos ended.
As they celebrate their continuous growth, YTC wants to continuously share the bright future with every individual- from the learners up to the educators by inspiring them, and making them realize the true meaning of quality education.
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