Short round-ups of people, groups and organizations who responded to the call
BRead Society launches “Brigada Eskwela”
Moved by the Isang Araw Lang campaign of Kuya Daniel, the Bible Readers Society International (BREAD) joined hands with private and non-government sectors in Oplan Balik Eskwela project of the Department of Education called “Brigada Eskwela.”
Members of the student organization, Bread Society shared not just one day of service but five days of cleaning, repainting, and repairing of school’s furniture in May, their supposed vacation break.
Brigada Eskwela or National School Maintenance Week on May 18-22 are those that mostly lack the manpower resources and in dire need of cleaning and repairing of tables and chairs.
BRead members trooped the Baclaran Central School and Col. E De Leon Elem. School in Parañaque, Tipas Elementary School in Taguig City to help clean the windows, repair broken chairs and tables, clean the school grounds and repaint the classrooms.
Approximately 44,000 public schools were successfully spruced up in time for the school year 2009-2010, according to Department of Education Sec. Jesli Lapuz.
Other participating private sector companies and organizations helped also, such as Petron Corporation, San Miguel Corporation, Microsoft Philippines, Megaworld Corporation, Bangko Central ng Pilipinas, Ateneo Center for Educational Development (ACED), among others.
BRead is known for adhering and promoting the habit of reading the Bible among students. And part of their advocacy is to “do good unto all.”
One Day for Mother Earth
Thousands of youth became instant heroes for just one day.
In time for the Earth Day last April, over 1,000 youth visited Sapang Alat in Caloocan City to clean the 30th dirty river in the world. Members of BRead Society comprised a big portion of these helpers who expressed willingness to share their strength and time for the sake of saving Mother Earth.
Hermani De Guzman of the Environmentalist Sanitation Services Center, Caloocan City thanked the youth volunteers not only for cleaning the river but also for promoting awareness to the community that there is work that needs to be done.
Rotary Club of Kamuning medical service
The first to act on the bold call Isang Araw Lang is the Rotary Club of Kamuning. A medical mission was offered to the pupils of M.H del Pilar Elementary School, where 85% of the pupils, according to the faculty, are malnourished.
Aside from the medical check up, nutritional foods and vitamins were provided for these elementary grade pupils. The one-day medical mission is in cooperation with the Kamanggagawa Foundation.
Isang Araw Lang reached Bohol
A group called QUAT 116 or Quick Action Team shared one day of their work to help clean a river in Bohol.
Slippers for kababayans
“It is the thought that counts.”
Celebrity Ina Alegre distributed slippers to her kababayans in Mindoro, as part of her own Isang Araw Lang contribution.
Medical Mission for Entertainment Press Journalists
A medical assistance project for journalist and entertainment writers was launched by Kuya Daniel Razon to help provide the health needs of these industry workers. The free medical consultation and assistance are provided them every first Sunday of every month.