Monday, April 24, 2017

Thank you GFI Volunteers and Partners!

8 Galing Foundation, Inc. boxes arrived last week from the shipment done in December 2016 and January 2017. The contents were sorted out by GFI Mindanao Outreach volunteers (Gimalyn Ditan, Daisy Ranoa, Jocelyn Robles) to benefit Maligo Day Care School, Maligo Elementary School and Landan National High School all located in Polomolok, South Cotabato. Turn over to the different schools will be done in time for the school year opening. Thank you GFI Mindanao partners!

Thank you as well to Ms. Gemma Bennett for the book donations and art work crafting materials, Makabayan Georgia, Inc. and Caring for Others, Inc. thru the Fil-Am Association of Greater Atlanta for the shoes donation in 2016. Thank you Cross of Life Church - Social Concerns Committee in Roswell, Georgia for the grant supporting the shipping of the boxes.

"The shoes will be of great help for the students and will be a big surprise for them in the school opening. The grade levels that might fit the shoe sizes will be from Day Care School to Grade 3. I will coordinate with Maligo Elementary School Principal for pre-identification of student recipients in time for the school opening in June." - Jocelyn Robles, GFI Mindanao Outreach Coordinator







Kids of the GFI Mindanao Volunteers also
 enjoying some educational resources sent.



Photo credits: Jocelyn Robles, GFI Mindanao Outreach Coordinator

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

AMQNHS Youth Leadership Awardee

For the first time, the Amado M. Quirit Sr. National High School also adopted the Galing Foundation, Inc. Youth Leadership Awards program. Their first YLA recipient is Felipe Wata Jr. During their Moving Up ceremony, the students and parents proudly wore their traditional clothing and accessories.

GFI - Youth Leadership Awardee Felipe Wata, Jr.





Students with teachers



Photo credits: Amado M. Quirit Sr. National High School

Certificate of Recognition for GFI

Galing Foundation, Inc. Mindanao Outreach Coordinator Jocelyn Robles was invited by the Lamlifew Integrated School during their  Graduation and Recognition Day to represent GFI in the awarding of the trophy for Youth Leadership Awardee and medals for the Best in English Awardees. She also received the Certificate of  Recognition from the school for GFI.



Presentation of the GFI Certificate of Recognition by
Lamlifew Integrated School Principal Ireneo Caya

Library set up at Lamlifew Integrated School



Some educational materials from GFI donors in Atlanta

Students on their graduation day (April 5, 2017)

 Photo credits: Jocelyn Robles and Sir Ireneo Caya

LIS Youth Leadership Awardee 2017

GFI Youth Leadership Awardee Renna Grace S. Ayao
with GFI Mindanao Outreach Coordinator Jocelyn Robles during their
 Graduation Day on April 5, 2017

GFI Mindanao Outreach Director with YLA Awardee and
Grade VIII Best in English Awardee Mary Ann M. Balunto

GFI Mindanao Outreach Director with YLA Awardee and 
Grade VIII Best in English Awardee Mary Ann M. Balunto
The GFI Youth Leadership Awardee exemplifies excellence in both academics and community service.

Photo credits: Jocelyn Robles

LIS Best in English Awardees 2017

GRADE I - ROWE HERSCHELL M. TAMULON
GRADE II - BEVERLY CHESKA B. AGUIRRA
GRADE III - EVANGELINE T. BAGO
GRADE IV - PRETCHIE GAY A. DITAN
GRADE V - BLESSED FAITH M. TOCOCON
GRADE VI - LUDY ANN A. ESPERANZA
GRADE VII - AIZEL PRAISE L. LACNA





GRADE VIII - MARY ANN M. BALUNTO 

"Recognition Day! Awarding of medals and trophy for the academic and leadership award pupils and students by Galing Foundation, Inc. Thank you very much!" - Ireneo Caya, Lamlifew Integrated School Principal

GFI Mindanao Outreach Coordinator Jocelyn Robles did the awarding for the Best in English awardees per grade level on April 5, 2017:
Grade I: Rowe Herschell M. Tamulon
Grade II: Beverly Cheska B. Aguirra 
Grade III: Evangeline T. Bago 
Grade IV: Pretchie Gay A. Ditan 
Grade V: Blessed Faith M. Tococon 
Grade VI: Ludy Ann A. Esperanza 
Grade VII: Aizel Praise L. Lacna Grade 
VIII: Mary Ann M. Balunto


Photo credits: Sir Ireneo Caya & Jocelyn Robles

Lamlifew Integrated School Graduation Day


Proud parents and students in traditional clothing marching
for their school graduation ceremony on April 5, 2017.

Proud parents and students in traditional clothing getting ready  
for their school graduation ceremony.

Proud parents and students in traditional clothing marching 
for their graduation ceremony.



Lamlifew Integrated School students on their closing exercise.


Galing Foundation, Inc. Mindanao Outreach Coordinator Jocelyn Robles
receives certificate of appreciation on behalf of GFI.

Graduation speaker honored by the school

"20th Graduation Exercises! To all our visitors thank you very much for witnessing our graduation especially to Maam Angelina Cania & Maam Jocelyn Robles, Maam Vretchen Enoch Tagem as our keynote speaker and barangay officials and stakeholders!" - Ireneo Caya, Lamlifew Integrated School Principal  

Photo credits: Sir Ireneo Caya 

Monday, February 6, 2017

Books turned over to Lamlifew Integrated School

"Books, tapes & other educational materials donated by GFI. Thank you very much!" - Ireneo Caya, Lamlifew Integrated School Principal
Books were turned over by Sulong Karunungan Program under the office of Sarangani Province Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon after picking up the boxes in General Santos City. Thank you for all donors/supporters in Atlanta and all volunteers in the GFI Mindanao Outreach too.






5 GFI boxes sent in December 2016


Galing Foundation, Inc. box numbers 305-309 was shipped early December 2016.

Thank you to Ms. Gemma Bennett and her daughter for donating lots of literature books, videos and crafting supplies. These educational materials will benefit Landan National High School and Maligo Elementary School in Polomolok, South Cotabato. Thank you GFI volunteer Hannah Turner. Thank you Mr. Jay Suarez for picking up the boxes. Thank you GFI Volunteers M and Hannah for helping.











4 GFI Boxes shipped in January 2017


4 boxes were shipped in January 2017 containing Bobs Skechers shoes for Maligo Elementary School in Polomolok, South Cotabato, books for Maligo Public Library and books for Lamlifew Integrated School in Malungon, Sarangani Province. The shoes were donated by the Atlanta based non-profit organization Caring for Others thru the Makabayan Georgia, Inc.

Thank you to GFI volunteer Hannah!

4 Boxes shipped in January 2017
















4 boxes were shipped in January 2017 containing Bobs Skechers shoes for Maligo Elementary School in Polomolok, South Cotabato and books for Lamlifew Integrated School in Malungon, Sarangani Province. The shoes were donated by the Atlanta based non-profit organization Caring for Others thru the Makabayan Georgia, Inc.