Friday, March 23, 2012

Call for Volunteers for the Delfin Fresnosa Municipal Reading Recovery Program

The Municipality of Gubat *Sangguniang Kabataan Federation * Department of Education * Gubat PTA Federation

Call for Volunteers for the Delfin Fresnosa Municipal Reading Recovery Program

Reading skills are very important. Without a solid ability to read, children will be unable to make use of whatever improvements in our local school system.

This summer, the Municipality of Gubat, the Sangguniang Kabataan , the Department of Education and the Gubat PTA Federation are launching the Delfin Fresnosa Reading Recovery Program from third week of April to May, 2012. Selected incoming Grade 2 pupils will each be assigned a reading partner. The reading partner will visit the pupil at his own home three times a week ( 30 minutes - 1 hour per meeting) during the summer vacation.

We need volunteers

We are looking for volunteers who can serve as reading partners to children in their own barangays. The municipality will provide the training and instructional materials. To volunteer, please contact the Mayor's Office at (056) 311-7962, 0949-9483191 not later than April 8. You may also sign up with your barangay's SK chairman.

About Delfin Fresnosa

Perhaps the finest Gubatnon writer, Delfin Fresnosa was born on May 23, 1915 in Barangay Bulacao. He taught at the National Teachers College and the University of the East. He served as the editor of Boy's World, the official organ of the National Council of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines .

Fresnosa was part of the group of thirteen writers who called themselves the Veronicans (after Veronica who mirrored the true face of Christ), which included Francisco Arcellana and NVM Gonzalez. Fresnosa's short stories regularly appear in anthologies of the best Philippine short stories. He died on December 19,1988.

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