Kalimitang sinasabi ng mga magulang ngayon sa kanilang mga anak na mag-aral mabuti dahil edukasyon lang ang maipapamana nila sa kanilang mga anak. Pero sa taas ng tuition fee at kung anu-anong fee, pati edukasyon yata ay pang-mayaman na lamang.
It’s so sad to see poor kids who are forced to work at an early age because their parents don’t have the means to send them to school. Yes. Going to school is expensive. Even for public schools. You have to buy school supplies and uniforms. You have your daily allowance. You have lots of expensive, but sometimes unnecessary, projects. Because of these, some parents believe that education is not a priority for their kids.
Pero importante ang edukasyon. Ito ay para sa lahat. Hindi lang ito para sa mga taong may pambayad. Hindi natin alam kung sino ang susunod na Einstein o Newton. Paano kung ang isang batang nakatira sa squatter ay siya palang makakatuklas ng gamot sa Cancer o AIDS paglaki niya? Paano niya ito magagawa kung hindi man lang siya makakatungtong ng eskwelahan?
It’s a good thing that a lot of people care for these unfortunate kids. On 31 January 2010, a fun run/marathon event called “Isang Araw Lang: Takbo Para sa Libreng Kolehiyo” (Just One Day: Run For Free College Education) will be held at the SM Mall of Asia. It will grant Free College Education (which means free tuition fees, free books, free uniforms, and free meals) to Filipino students who want to study but cannot afford to do so. It would be great if we all join this fun and noble event.
So, mark your calendars guys and gals. Because education is not just a right, it makes one complete.
***This campaign was brought to my attention due to the efforts of Stacey. You can visit StaceyAvenue.com or http://sports37.net for more info.