Contributed by BPPO staff
BALANGA CITY, Bataan – The Bataan Parole and Probation Office (BPPO) held its annual Project Iskolar: Lapis at Papel last May 29. School supplies were distributed to the children of its clients (petitioners, probationers, parolees and pardonees) all over Bataan.
Chief Probation Officer (CPO) Maria Victoria A. Badoy in her welcome message said, “Ang proyektong ito ay isang tulong para sa mga kliyente na under probation and parole para makapagbigay ng tulong sa kanila sa pamamagitan ng libreng school supplies sa kanilang mga anak. Lalo na sa kasalukuyang kahirapan ng buhay, ako po ay lubos na nagpapasalamat sa mga nagbigay ng tulong para maisakatuparan ang proyektong ito. Sa Rotary Club of Limay, sa mga abogado ng Public Attorneys’ Office, Balanga City, sa mga sumusunod na indibidwal na nag-abot ng tulong: Karen A. Valencia, Jocelyn Pomer, Emmanuel N. Larioza, Ma. Laarni Pacheco, Anna Clarissa C. Pastor, Charina M. Aguilar, Ederiza S. Rodriguez, Elaine Grace S. Paguio, Donna Alora Maguerra, Myra V. Dilig, Mylene G. Santos at Abraham Peña maraming salamat sa walang sawang pagsuporta”.
CPO Badoy also reminded the children-beneficiaries: “Mag-aral kayong magbuti at maging masunurin sa mga magulang ninyo”, and to parents to never stop loving and guiding their children and to be determined to support and sustain the education of their children.
Ms. Kristina P. Cundangan, representative of Rotary Club of Limay graced the occasion. She told the children “Sana gamitin nang maayos ang mga gamit na ibibigay sa inyo. Maraming salamat sa BPPO na nagkakaroon kami ng pagkakataon na makapagbigay ng tulong sa bawat isa sa inyo”.
Seventy (70) children of forty (40) clients were the beneficiary of the Project Iskolar: Lapis at Papel this 2017. Each of them received school bag, pad papers, notebooks, pencils and the like. Children were also given the chance to pick their own choice of bag. Aside from the distribution of school supplies to the beneficiaries, the BPPO also prepared snacks for all.
The children and their parents went home with a smile on their faces. They expressed how grateful they are for the school supplies which they considered a big blessing from God channeled thru our humble office.
Seeing the smiles on the faces of our clients and their children is more than enough to say that our program is a huge success! – All for the greater Glory of our Greatest Provider-our Lord Jesus Christ!