The room the kids call as their own "library" is a 40 square meter of empty space. The walls are untidy and dark, the windows are almost broken to shards. The lone table lies almost deserted by time, unused and nevermore. The only reminder that the room is the school's library was the two small bookcases, that is almost rotten to the core and on the verge of collapse. Dusty and dog eared copy books, about a couple of dozens are placed almost glued together on the two shelves. It wont take a rocket scientist to know, that these books are of no use anymore. That the library itself, in its sad current state is incapable of becoming a room of knowledge for the kids of Rizal Elementary School in Gubat, Sorsogon.
|This is it! We're the library! - With your help, this is about to change|
THIS IS WHERE WE COME IN AND CHANGE IT. We could make a difference by starting in one school, just one school for now. Let's fill the library of Rizal Elementary School in Gubat, Sorsogon with reading materials that will help nurture and feed the minds of the young students studying there.
Here are some ways you can help.
1. First, you can help us spread the word. Download the poster below, upload it to your social networking site and tell the people on your circle that they could donate books that can be used by the library. You can blog about, tweet and facebook stat-about this project. One can even do a book drive in their offices, neighborhoods and organizations.
2. You can donate books at the following drop-off places:
A Runner’s Circle (ARC)
Location: Unit H, Aloha Hotel, 2150 Roxas Boulevard Cor. Quirino Ave., Malate, Manila, 1004 Philippines Store Hours: Monday – Closed; Tuesday to Friday – 12NN to 7PM; Saturday & Sunday – 9AM to 6PM
G/F, R.O.X. Bonifacio High Street
Address : R.O.X. MANILA B1 Bonifacio High St., The Fort, Taguig City.
Tel. No. +63 (2) 856.4639
FB Page : https://www.facebook.com/roxphilippines
Store Hours : Friday-Saturday – 12:00PM-11:00PMSunday-Thursday – 12:00PM-10:00PM
You can contact me for book pick-ups as well, given it would fit on my backpack, but the more the merrier so even if its a truckload of books, I will FIND a way to pick it all up. Just contact me through this blog, my Facebook and Twitter or you can send me a short SMS at 0917-704-3697
3. Cash donations are also accepted. Contact one of our mates Gaye Mitra-Emami of Pinaytraveljunkie, or me (I promise I wont pocket your cash donations).
4. Hop on the magic carpet bus to Sorsogon with us, we will deliver the collected books sometime in September and who knows, the experience will also inspire you to do a similar project in your home province.
*Plays Supertramp's "Give A Little Bit"
Here we go again
Give a little bit
Give a little bit of your love to me
I'll give a little bit
I'll give a little bit of my love to you
There's so much that we need to share
So send a smile and show you care
I'll give a little bit
I'll give a little bit of my life for you
So give a little bit
Give a little bit of your time to me
See the man with the lonely eyes
Oh, take his hand, you'll be surprised
(Oh take his hand)