MomShare at Expo Mom! Help Us Share the Gift of Knowledge
What would you do if you had the power to change someone's life today?
This is what a group of individuals visualized when they started collecting and distributing storybooks, dictionaries, and other school learning materials to the most depressed communities in the country. The group has been reaching out to various communities to achieve their goal of a 100% functionally literate Philppines.
Through a simple idea of humbly starting a book drive for a birthday project in 2009, they have since distributed more than 1,000 storybooks and over 500 dictionaries to schools throughout the country. They travel across the country, with no funding but the money from their own pockets, to meet with the beneficiaries and immerse themselves in the various communities, as a way to know and fully understand the people. They also conduct storytelling and other activities with the children to help them appreciate and encourage in them a love for reading.
How a group of individuals help shape the lives of young men and women through sharing the gift of knowledge is truly one remarkable feat, considering that all is done out of goodwill. In 2009, they were able to spread out their literacy advocacy to the following beneficiaries: Philippine Institute for the Deaf, three schools in Malita, Davao del Sur; Mongoto Elementary in Benguet, a school in Babuyan Islands, Rizal Elementary in Gubat, Sorsogon; two schools in Pampanga, three schools in Bulacan, one school in Laguna, Casamongan Elementary in Masbate, three schools in Jolo, and the Liangabon Tribal Community in Surigao del Sur.
Recently, they traveled more than six hours in land and 3 hours in water just to meet the beautiful community of the Manobo Tribe in Liangabon, San Miguel Surigao del Sur. There, children used banana leaves as paper and charcoal as pencil- until help thru generous people came.