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German school in Panabo offers education for P50 a month for poor children

by Jenny Molbog-Mendoza

Davao City (20 May) -- A German-run school in Brgy. Gredu, Panabo City, Davao del Norte, offering kindergarten and elementary education, is now accepting enrollees for this coming school year.

Heinrich Maria Heumann, project director of the Community Welfare Service Lotus Foundation, Inc., the organization running the Life Enrichment School for Children, Inc., said that they are closely working with sponsors and other partners in order to give the best education to their students.

"With the goal of providing services to the children who need holistic education, the Foundation is actively working with sponsors and other partner agencies for sponsorship of all its students as they continue their education in the Life Enrichment School," he said.

Heumann added that by getting some sponsors, they can ensure that children are still given the chance to study and learn despite the poverty they experience.

However, Heumann stressed that they will only accept those students coming from poor families who can?t afford to send their children to school. A tuition fee of P50 per student will be paid to the school on a monthly basis. But if they can?t afford to pay the tuition fee, the parents/guardians of these less fortunate children will have to render services to the school for four hours a week.

Heumann further explained that families who have the capacity to pay and would like to enroll their children to the school will be asked for a monthly tuition fee depending on their income.

"The tuition fee that will be paid by those who can afford will depend on the income that the entire family gets. Hence, it?s on a socialized scheme," he said.

The school accepts five and six-year-old students for kindergarten and seven-year-old children and older for elementary level.

The Life Enrichment School employs the Waldorf Pedagogy wherein the teaching strategy is fun and practice-oriented, thus, preparing students in discovering their own talents and abilities.

"Through Waldorf, the children are equipped as they become competent team players in the future. The curriculum is academically concentrated but also has music, crafts, arts, and foreign languages, to foster multiple intelligences," Heumann said.

Anyone interested to enroll their children at the Life Enrichment School may visit or contact them at (082) 282-2376 and/or mobile number (0927) 5299332.

Tagalog News: Jobs fair isinagawa sa SM City Lipa

Batangas City (20 May) -- Isinagawa noong Mayo 1 ang isang jobs fair sa pangunguna ng DOLE at Sm City Lipa.

May temang "Manggagawang Pilipino kaagapay sa pagbabago", ang nasabing jobs fair ay ginanap sa Events Center ng Sm City Lipa.

Mahigit sa 40 kumpnaya ang nakilahok sa nasabing jobs fair.

Nagkaroon ng isang maikling programa bilang hudyat ng pag-uumpoisa ng nasabing jobs fair. Isinagawa ang ribbon cutting sa pangunguna ni DOLE Provincial Director Aleta Frigillana,SM City Lipa Assistant mall Manager Tina Dimaculangan at Engr. John Mauhay.

Nagbigay mensahe si Gng Frigillana ng pasasalamat sa pamunuan ng SM sa ikatlong taong pagiging kabahagi nito. Aniya, hangad niya na matugunan ang pangangailangan ng mga aplikante na makakita ng magandang trabaho gayundin ang mga kumpanyang nangangailangan ng dagdag manggagawa.

Nagkaroon din ng awarding sa pinakamahusay na programa at proyekto ng DOLE. Ilan sa mga ito ang Best DOLE Livelihood Program na binigyan ng P100k barangay information sector association; Kabataan Information technology Opportunities Project na kinabibilangan ni Kenneth Marasigan,Junes Manguiat, Kenneth Jay Villanueva,Jerry Boy Balugo, Winnylyn Cruz,Conrad Quinta,Kevin Fabellon; Best DOLE Assistant Livelihood Project P20,000 at plaque of recognition na natanggap ni Crisanta Gayeta.

Kasabay din nitong inilunsad ang, isang local online job hunting website sa Batangas na pinangunahan ng manager nitong si Girlie Katigbak. (PIA) [top]

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