Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Blaan Women's Clothing Exhibition at the Atlanta Fernbank Museum of Natural History










Come and visit the Atlanta Fernbank Museum of Natural History's "Reflections of Culture" exhibition featuring the Blaan Women's Clothing of the Philippines. This particular engagement is presented by the Galing Foundation, Inc.in partnership with the Philippines Honorary Consulate Office in Atlanta and the Fernbank Museum.
The following cultural materials from the collections of Galing Foundation, Inc. Board Member Josephine "Arjho" Turner (half-Blaan) are featured in this specific exhibition space: 1. Beaded embroidery for the blouse (Albung/Lbung Sanlah/Slah) done by Blaan embroiderers of Amgu-o, Landan, Polomolok, South Cotabato 2. Blaan Traditional textile (Tabih), tubular skirt or "Tabih Dafeng" from the fusion of two designs (Tabih Amlatoh/Mlatoh and Tabih Fule) are the works of Bai Yabing Masalon Dulo, Manlilikha ng Bayan/Philippine National Living Treasure for Blaan Tabih (ikat weaving) 3. Brass belt (Sabitan), heirloom piece 4. Anklets (Babat/Singkil), heirloom pieces 5. Beaded necklace (Slah) done by Lamlifew Tribal Women's Association Photo inset was taken by Cocoy A. Sexcion in Lamlifew, Datal Tampal, Sarangani Province featuring Blaans wearing diverse clothing that is representative of the influence of other people groups like Tboli and Maguindanaon to the material culture of the Blaan. Thank you Fernbank Museum!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Lamlifew I.P. Integrated School Graduation for Grade VI




Students proudly wearing clothing done in their community during the 21st Graduation Exercises for Grade Six at Lamlifew Indigenous Peoples Integrated School on April 4, 2018. Their proud parents also marched alongside with them with so much pride for this milestone of their child. This community is predominantly Blaan, one of the Indigenous Peoples Groups of the Philippines. 
Photo credits: Ireneo Caya, Lamlifew IP Integrated School Principal

Lamlifew YLA and Best in English Awardees


Galing Foundation, Inc. medals per grade level for Best in English Awardees and the trophy is for the Youth Leadership Awardee of Lamlifew I.P. Integrated School. 




"Blessed Faith Maluma Tococon, Galing Foundation, Inc. Leadership and Best in English Awardee! Thank you very much Galing Foundation for this award and until next year! Congratulations Blessed Faith & to the proud parents! Keep it up!" - Ireneo Caya, Lamlifew Indigenous Peoples Integrated School Principal 

Best in English awardees per Grade Level 





"We would like to express & extend our heartfelt thanks to Galing Foundation, Inc. for your unending support to Lamlifew IP Integrated School in many ways to improve the academic performance of our pupils and students! We keep on praying for our long years partnership for the good of our IP children and community. This will inspire us teachers, parents & stakeholders to work hard for the betterment of the School! What is happening now this is because there are people behind this. We see the joy & happiness in their faces while receiving the awards with their loving parents. I know this will serve another motivation to do good in their studies and dream high!" - Ireneo Caya, Lamlifew Indigenous Peoples Integrated School Principal


Photo credits:

Ireneo Caya 
Jocelyn Robles

2017-2017 YLA and Best in English trophies and medals






Two schools, Maligo Elementary School and the Lamlifew Indigenous Peoples Integrated School, implemented the Youth Leadership and Best in English Awards this year. Youth Leadership Award trophy and Best in English medals were customized with names of the awardees. 

Project Cost: 
1. 2 Trophies and 15 medals = PhP 2,950.00 
2. Volunteer transportation   = PhP 300.00 (for Maligo Elementary School Moving Up Ceremony represented by GFI Volunteer "Volvic" Ysmael Carino. 




Photo credits: Jocelyn Robles, GFI Mindanao Outreach Coordinator 

GFI Volunteer Volvic Cariño for YLA and Best in English Awarding






Galing Foundation, Inc. volunteer Ysmael "Volvic" Cariño represented GFI during the presentation of the GFI Youth Leadership Award trophy and medals for the Best in English Awardees during the Moving Up ceremony of Maligo Elementary School last April 4, 2018.

Below is the message he shared on behalf of GFI:
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"Maligo Elementary School
Galing Foundation, Inc. Message for Youth Leadership and Best in English Awardees

Since 2010, Galing Foundation, Inc. has partnered with Maligo Elementary School to honor students who showed excellence in the English subject and also a student that stands out to be the role model, student leader and academic achiever, that is why we have the Galing Foundation, Inc. Best in English Award and Youth Leadership Award. Each of you as the awardee was not chosen but was rated accordingly based on your performance along with that of your classmates. Each of you showed excellence in your respective grade level. Each of you demonstrated that you deserve the award you are about to receive. The most important thing is for you to know and realize that this award is your award for yourself. Galing Foundation, Inc. and your beloved Maligo Elementary School are just bridges to honor your hard work in being excellent. You deserve it, you earned it for yourself. We at the Galing Foundation, Inc. are happy to inspire you to dream and dream big for yourself and for your community. Congratulations for being the Galing Foundation, Inc. Best in English Awardee for your grade level and also for being the Youth Leadership Awardee of Maligo Elementary School.

May this recognition of excellence inspire more students to do better for there will always be an opportunity for you to be the next awardee of your grade level. As we promote English literacy, the impact of that literacy in your life as a student is the best proof that you can be proud of, that we all can be proud of.

Thank you to the Maligo Elementary School teaching force for honoring your students and for being a Galing Foundation, Inc. partner! Thank you parents for your unwavering support to your child/children studying in this school.

Congratulations and God bless you all!

Jocelyn Caturan Latimban Cariño Robles
GFI Mindanao Outreach Coordinator"

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Photo credits: Mr. Ludovico Masmela & Jocelyn Robles 

Maligo ES 2017 - 2018 Youth Leadership and Best in English Awardees


"Thank you Galing Foundation, Inc. for the medals and trophy. Thank you for the message of challenge and encouragement you have given to our awardees and school pupils. God bless po."- Mr. Ludovico Masmela, Maligo Elementary School (MES) Teacher
GFI Youth Leadership trophy and Best in English medals presented by GFI volunteer "Volvic" Ysmael Cariño on behalf of Mindanao Outreach Coordinator Jocelyn Robles. This is in support to the educational development and recognition of the students for Best in English award per grade level and 1 Youth Leadership Awardee of the school for inclusion during their 2017-2018 commencement exercises.








Photo credits: Mr. Ludovico Masmela 

Thank you Galing Foundation, Inc. Mindanao Outreach Partners and Volunteers! Congratulations to all awardees! 

Friday, February 16, 2018

Donations from Philippines Honorary Consul General in Atlanta Ray Donato

February 9, 2018 

On behalf of Galing Foundation Inc., volunteer Hannah received the book donations from the family of Philippines Honorary Consul General in Atlanta Ray Donato. Thank you PHCG Donato!




Educational resources donated by the family of Philippines Honorary Consul General Ray Donato.












These resources will go to Landan National High School and some to Maligo Public Library in Polomolok, South Cotabato. 

Philippines Honorary Consul General Ray Donato Donations to GFI


February 9, 2018

Philippines Honorary Consul General Ray Donato and family donated educational resource materials to Galing Foundation, Inc. to benefit the Mindanao Outreach. The resources are applicable to the Maligo Public Library and Landan National High School.

Thank you PHCG Donato and family!

Thank you Josseth Malida!


Galing Foundation, Inc. Mindanato Outreach Director Arjho Turner appreciating the role of GFI School Coordinator Josseth Ante Malida of Landan National High School.

Josseth Ante Malida, GFI School Coordinator


Josseth Ante Malida is the Galing Foundation, Inc. Coordinator for Landan National High School. This video featured some photos of volunteer works on behalf of her school. Thank you Maam Josseth Malida for your spirit of volunteerism that blessed your school and your community! ------- one of the letters from Josseth to Galing Foundation, Inc. ------ "Republic of the Philippines Region XII Department of Education Division of South Cotabato City of Koronadal LANDAN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL Landan, Polomolok, South Cotabato December 1, 2009 Galing Foundation Inc. Atlanta, Georgia, USA Dear GFI, Landan National High School is so blessed to have you as our partner in educating our learners and in developing their academic potentials. The school was challenged to build a library due the many books that you have given us. In fact Ninety percent (90%) of the books in our library comes from you. These books were used by our students in reading and in Science research. Our Math specialist in school was able to publish a Mathematics Workbooks for first year, second year, third year and fourth year students which are being used not only in our school but all over the country. It is also expected that the school’s rating in the National Achievement Test for students will increase with the reference materials that we have received from your organization. We have also availed the bulk of crayons and pencils you have sent last August 2009. Our students in Art have used those materials during their interactive drawing sessions. The Boys Scouts and Girls Scouts of both the Elementary and Secondary Departments have used them in their “Art Attack” Sessions. We find all the materials you have sent very useful. With these, we would like to express our deepest gratitude for the help you have extended to our school. Maraming maraming salamat sa inyo!!! Very truly yours, SGD: JOSSETH A. MALIDA GFI School Coordinator" --- originally posted at the Galing Foundation, Inc. Facebook Page

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Lamlifew Indigenous Peoples Integrated School, 2013-2017


Lamlifew Indigenous Peoples Integrated School in Datal Tampal, Malungon, Sarangani Province is one of the beneficiaries for the second 5-Year Mindanao Outreach (2013-2017) under the GFI Library Development & Educational Resource Assistance Program (LDERA). The school was recommended by the late Helen Lumbos because it was her dream for the students in their community to have a reading center with available educational resources. She coordinated with the School Principal Mr. Ireneo Caya and the school has been a pro-active partner for this initiative. Blaan is one of the 110 Indigenous Peoples groups of the Philippines located in south central Mindanao. The music used for this video is one original Blaan song composition "Dwata Falningem" asking God to listen to His children and the desires of their heart.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Jack Breedlove's Eagle Scout Project


December 7, 2017

Galing Foundation, Inc. documentation on Jack Breedlove's Eagle Scout Project, "Back Jack:School Supplies for the Philippines". Thank you Jack for choosing Galing Foundation, Inc. Mindanao Outreach school recipients (Lamlifew Indigenous Peoples Integrated School and Maligo Elementary School) as the beneficiaries of your project. May your act of kindness inspire more Boy Scouts to be engaged in community service. Thank you to the following: Makabayan Georgia, Inc. & Caring for Others for the Bobs Skechers Shoes Jack Breedlove's Eagle Scout Project Donors & Supporters Fil-Am Association of Greater Atlanta member for book donations and funds for shipping Gladys Piper and family for book donations Dr. Joel Aquino for book donations Jeanly Crandall for some school supplies Cross of Life Church for shipping funds Cross Culture Church book donors Galing Foundation, Inc. Volunteers in Atlanta and in General Santos City Photo credits: Arjho Turner Jack Breedlove Jeff Breedlove Music credit: "Sayew Dad Tubad Blaan" by Tubad Blaan Performing Arts of Malapatan, Sarangani Province, Philippines Boxes will be transported to Savannah port and leaves the USA for the Philippines by January 2018. Expected arrival in General Santos City as final destination of the boxes will be by May 2018.
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Originally posted at the Galing Foundation, Inc. Fcabeook Page and in Arjho Turner's You Tube Channel

Monday, November 27, 2017

Mini Grant for the Galing Foundation, Inc. Mindanao Outreach


Mini grant ($500.00) for the Mindanao Outreach presented by Philippines Honorary Consul General Raoul Donato and Galing Foundation Inc. Board Jane Rolen to Arjho Turner on November 19, 2016 at the opening of the Fernbank Museum's Winter Wonderland Exhibition. Beneficiaries: Lamlifew IP Integrated School - Malungon, Sarangani Province Maligo Elementary School - Polomolok, South Cotabato

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Back Jack Eagle Scout Project


Jack Breedlove needs your support for his Back Jack Eagle Scout Project: School Supplies and Educational Resources to benefit Lamlifew Integrated School (Malungon, Sarangani Province) and Maligo Elementary School (Polomolok, South Cotabato) in Mindanao, Philippines. Jack plans to ship 10 boxes full of educational supplies and educational resources (U-Haul Extra Large size 24 x 18 x 24) by end of November 2017.
Ways you can be of help: (comment below if you wish to be of help)
1. Sponsor a box or more for international shipping. The cost for each box is &69.00/box if we 10 boxes minimum. 2. You can donate any of the school supplies, educational supplies and support materials for the children: a. School supplies (new or slightly used): Pens, Pencils, Coloring Pens Crayons Bond Paper Artwork papers Paper clips, fasteners Scissors Staplers Hole punchers (2 hole, 3 whole punchers) Notebooks Filing folders Note pads School back packs Globe(s) Calculators Rulers/Measuring instruments Erasers Educational Puzzles (for Kindergarten & Elementary Students) b. Educational Resources: Books good for K - 12 education levels Coloring/Artwork books for Kinder - Elementary students Encyclopedia National Geographic Magazines TIME Magazine WORLD Books (set) Dictionary (pocket sized and or big ones) Literature books Story telling books/picture books c. Support materials for children: Skechers shoes - we have 396 pairs already donated by Caring For Others thru the Makabayan Georgia, Inc. Educational toys (for Kindergarten to Elementary Students)

Back Jack Eagle Scout Project:School Supplies Donation

Jack Breedlove needs your support for his Back Jack Eagle Scout Project: School Supplies and Educational Resources to benefit Lamlifew Integrated School (Malungon, Sarangani Province) and Maligo Elementary School (Polomolok, South Cotabato) in Mindanao, Philippines.

Please get in touch with Jack Breedlove or Jeff Breedlove ( 404-615-5735) on how you can be of help. You can also leave a message in our inbox or comment to this posting. Jack plans to ship 10 boxes full of educational supplies and educational resources (U-Haul Extra Large size 24 x 18 x 24) by end of November. 

Ways you can be of help: 
1. Sponsor a box or more for international shipping. The cost for each box is &69.00/box if we 10 boxes minimum. 

2. You can donate any of the school supplies, educational supplies and support materials for the children: a. School supplies (new or slightly used): Pens, Pencils, Coloring Pens Crayons Bond Paper Artwork papers Paper clips, fasteners Scissors Staplers Hole punchers (2 hole, 3 whole punchers) Notebooks Filing folders Note pads School back packs Globe(s) Calculators Rulers/Measuring instruments Erasers Educational Puzzles (for Kindergarten & Elementary Students) 

b. Educational Resources: Books good for K - 12 education levels Coloring/Artwork books for Kinder - Elementary students Encyclopedia National Geographic Magazines TIME Magazine WORLD Books (set) Dictionary (pocket sized and or big ones) Literature books Story telling books/picture books 

c. Support materials for children: Skechers shoes - we have 396 pairs already donated by Caring For Others thru the Makabayan Georgia, Inc. Educational toys (for Kindergarten to Elementary Students)

Beneficiaries: Lamlifew Indigenous Peoples Integrated School, Maligo Elementary School, Maligo Day Care School, Lamlifew Day Care School