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CITI Sponsors Read-a-Thon
The pupils of nine schools in Pasig City visited various places and worlds through storybooks donated by the Citi Foundation through the SAS Read-a-Thon.
The Read-a-Thon in the said schools was launched with a program on July 15 at San Joaquin Elementary School. Attended by the principals, teachers, and grade four pupils of the benefi ting schools, the launch was also graced by the SAS team headed by its vice president and treasurer, Ms. Lizzie Zobel; Country Corporate Director of Citi Foundation, Ms. Lillibeth Fajardo; and Pasig City mayor Bobby Eusebio.
Mayor Eusebio commended SAS and Citi Foundation for their untiring support to the public schools. Ms. Fajardo, meanwhile, encouraged the children to read by assuring them that they would enjoy the illustrated storybooks especially selected by SAS.
As a preview to the exciting experiences that the books could provide, a storytelling session was conducted by Adarna’s in-house storyteller Jay Menes who did not only entertain the children, but got them actively involved in the narrative process too.
The CITI-sponsored Reading Program had its culminating and turn-over ceremony on September 8, 2010 at San Miguel Elementary School.