Thursday, June 13, 2013

PBO Outreach Program: Silid Aralan Inc

PBO (Pinoy Bloggers Outreach) held its 3rd outreach program last June 1 at Montalban Rizal Town Center. The chosen beneficiary is the Silid Aralin Inc.
Silid Aralan, Inc (SAI) is a non-government organization who serves its purpose in facilitating children’s discovery of their inner potential, purpose, and love for learning. SAI caters and facilitates underprivileged and low performing students. SAI believes that every individual is intelligent, thus, it helps low performing students to reach their full potentials. 

It was founded on April 12, 2007 by Arcie Mallari. The idea that was to be Silid Aralan, Inc. bloomed in 2004, when Arcie lived in the Payatas dump in a personal immersion experience that would impact his life forever.
Arcie built Silid Aralan out of his experience upon meeting a young man in Payatas. He asked a high school student to read from the bible but it turned out alarming. The young man held the Bible and looked at its words dis concertedly; seemingly unable to distinguish the figures in front of him. The boy couldn't read despite being in high school.Thus Silid Aralan was formed.
PBO'ers and volunteers all ears to Sir Arcie's talk
 in our own little way PBO helped by giving school supplies
We also help paint their classroom:)
While were busy painting the kids of SAI do the art works! Amazing talents!

The goal of  Silid Aralan Inc is not to replace formal schooling but to help kids, especially unprivileged kids who fell victim violence driven by poverty to love learning through the after-school program with customize learning approached.

"We don't just teach kids how to learn. We teach them first 
how to love learning"
- Arcie Mallari

One thing that really moves me with this experience is the story of kid name ROMA. When he asked Roma what she wants to be when she grows up, she said she wanted to be a maid. Why? Because for her eyes that is the only good life! Her cousins were working as a maid and somehow it provides the need of their family but through Silid Aralin Inc her life change.

Roma excel in school, graduated with honors, now with a stable job and living a better life. She no longer lives in Payatas. Goes to show that with the right help and determination our life can be better that what we dreamed.

So lets try to help in our own way as much as we can, remember that when you give love, time and effort and peace it shall be return back to you, that's the basic law of the universe. This is our temporary home so for every stop, lets try to do something worthwhile. They are open for volunteers:)

"You can't change the world but you can make a difference"


To the PBOers/ bloggers behind this project...thank you! for the heartwarming experience and to the other volunteers! God Bless us all!

Volunteers are paid in six figures... 
S-M-I-L-E-S. 
Gayla LeMaire

Life is Good!


Silid Aralan Inc.
Website: http://www.silidaralan.org
Facebook: Silid Aralan
Twitter: SilidAralanInc

36 comments:

  1. agaw exsena talaga si senyor!
    anyway haha katulad ng sinabe ko sa lahat ng nag post regarding this
    INGIT MUCH haha!

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    1. Pag my time din sama sama krn...lol....na miss ni senyor...lol

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  2. ayus! kudos to all members of PBO ^_^ astig na project!

    lapit nadin ang project ng BMIM hehe.. excited much sa mga chikiting :)

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  3. Thank you and good luck with your BMIM project!

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  4. oist... i was calling you...the whole day actually...bakit hindi ka sumasagot? sama tayo sa BMIM project... july 20 un...mag-leave ka na!

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    1. Sorry...bad signal at home...i'll let you know kung cary ang sched ko:) thanks!

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  5. All of you deserved medals for job well done:)

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    1. Mami joy thank you and for supporting ...This outreach would not be possible without your support! God bless!

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  6. i hope someday i can volunteer with the PBO.

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    1. Were looking forward for that day Mike....it would be more fun! A new yorker with PBO!

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  7. It was sure a fun event and I hope PBO would have more projects like this. I dunno about you guys but I enjoyed painting the walls haha...

    By the way, it was nice to finally get to talk to you Sunny :)

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    1. My pleasure Marjorie....i hope too see on the next outreach and by the way I have huge crush with your arm candies :) I want! Lol

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  8. Wow!Ang galing naman! Sana nalaman ko 'to. Birthday month ko ang June and I've been wanting to do an outreach for the kids, kase I had one for a Cheshire Home in QC, elderly. It would've been so great to donate something for the kids! Next time!

    And Roma's story is really moving. I wish he a bright life ahead! And kudos you guys. :)

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    1. Thank you Ishna...you are welcome to join in our next outreach:) i suggest you add PBO in facebook to recieve update for the next outreach:)

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    1. Thank you and you look fab with the blue dress #insta :)

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  10. ang galing naman!!! keep up the good work guys :-)

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  11. wow! so proud of PBO! Sobrang nakakatuwa at overwhelming ang Silid Aralan Inc base on your story and it would have been an honor for me to meet such great people. Ganunpaman, Im glad there are people like them and of course like our PBO peeps!

    I miss you all!

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    1. We miss you! Hope too see you next outreach! Perfect pa naman sana syo! Very mila ang peg nung outreach:)

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  12. awww... <3 you all guys are awesome! :) keep it up! very inspiring.

    Jewel Clicks

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    1. Thank you Jewel! PBO will continue to inspire and support such project! We are thankful for our sponsor God bless them:)

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  13. wow! i've been wanting to be a part ng mga ganitong outreach but never had the chance.
    good job guys... :)

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    1. Thanj you! I suggest that you add PBO group in facebook to recieve updates. We are open for volunters for the next outreach:)

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  14. ay galing pala ng layunin nila. kakalungkot naman isipin noh na mababa lang pangarap nila. sana marami pang matulunga ang SAI

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  15. i love participating on outreach programs..it's great that you did!

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  16. Kaw na tlga makakahundred sa attendance sa pinupuntahan ng pbo ....inngit much

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  17. Wow! Roma's very inspiring a. It's great to see that she has made her life better. It really is the smallest things that make the biggest impact. =)

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  18. Congrats sa successful projects. May you, guys, be blessed more.

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  19. Aw. Ang saya naman! :) God bless you guys!

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  20. By the way I'm interested on participating sa PBO. :)
    I hope I could be part of your group!

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  21. Hey! How come you haven't posted lately? I miss reading your stories.

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  22. Im missing out so many happenings dahil wala ako sa manila haaay anyway..ang ganda ng newly painted wall super nice din ng mga drawings. =)

    By the way, if you have time feel free to visit my new blog.

    superjaid.blogspot.com

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  23. endless congratulations to you guys. :)

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