Monday, April 6, 2009

2009 Kipalkuda Elementary School Graduation

The Kipalkuda Elementary School (KES) held its commencement exercises on April 2, 2009 at New La Union, Maitum, Sarangani Province . In this momentous day of the school, a history has been made and a new experience for exemplary students. The Galing Foundation, Inc. (GFI) launched the Mindanao Youth Leadership Award (MYLA) and the Best in English award. The awarding was done during their commencement exercises in which the YLA awardee, Mary Ann T. Ungat, received a trophy engraved with the name of the school and of the recipient. Also, the YLA awardee received a framed certificate signed by the Philippines Honorary Consul General of Atlanta, Raul Donato, the GFI executive director, Toni Daya-Luetgers, and the project co-sponsor Cross of Life Church Social Concerns Ministry represented by Ms. Janine Dismer. The Best in English awardees representing each school level were also given GFI gold medals with their engraved names.The awarding was done by Dan Evans of Datu Wali Mission as GFI’s partner ministry in project implementation.

Dan Evans also served as the graduation guest speaker. He noted that the “graduation at Kipalkuda Elementary School went well. The Galing Foundation, Inc. awards were received with surprise and elation. I had an opportunity during my speech to ensure that parents, students and teachers understood what the foundation is, and why they are such a help to the school. I told them it is a genuine blessing that the foundation has taken an interest in them and their school and it brought a loud applause from the community that had assembled for the event. This year, the school graduated a total of 25 students which was their largest graduation class ever.”

"For GFI, thanks again for helping to make the school's graduation a success and memorable day." - Datu Wali Mission

Photos: KES 2009 graduates with teachers, district supervisor and Dan Evans as graduation guest speaker; KES Youth Leadership Awardee, Mary Ann T. Ungat. Photos courtesy of Datu Wali Mission.

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