Sa Aklat Sisikat’s Three Cs
How partnerships and loyal supporters fuel Sa Aklat Sisikat’s literacy objectives.
Sa Aklat Sisikat Foundation, Inc. continues to steadily gain ground towards its vision of building a nation of readers, thanks to the generosity of three Cs: Coca-Cola, CEMEX, and Citibank.
The Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, Inc. brought teachers and principals from Nueva Vizcaya, Pampanga, Quezon City, Negros Occidental, Capiz, Eastern Samar, Zamboanga del Norte, Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental, and Saranggani Province to Manila for the SAS Reading Program teacher training which was capped off with a trip to the Manila Ocean Park. It was a wonderful opportunity for the educators from Coke Little Red Schoolhouses to learn exciting reading strategies and forge new friendships with their counterparts from all over the country.
Realizing the value of reading in contributing to environmental conservation, CEMEX Philippines sponsored the SAS Reading Program in Donsol, Sorsogon, which is known as the whale shark capital of the Philippines. At the program launch in Donsol, CEMEX President Mr. Sergio Menendez himself did a storytelling session much to the delight of the grade four students present at the event.
Teachers of Pasig City expressed their immense gratitude to Citi Foundation and Citi Philippines for the books that each of the grade four sections in the sponsored schools received. They also received other SAS Reading Program materials such as reading passports, banners, and Ibong Adarna murals that would enable them to run the 31-day Read-A-Thon, an activity integral to building the love and habit of reading in children.
Coca-Cola, CEMEX, and Citibank have been loyal supporters of reading in the Philippines, having partnered with Sa Aklat Sisikat in previous years. It is through their kindness and that of other like-minded organizations that Sa Aklat Sisikat has been able to implement the SAS Reading Program in nearly 700 public elementary schools, and provided training to over 4,000 educators, which will benefit Filipino children for generations to come.