MOVING UP CEREMONY CLOSES SCHOOL YEAR 2017-2018 IN CORNERSTONE HULO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Cornerstone, a partnership program for Education of CFC ANCOP with Ateneo Center for Education (ACED), reaches out to the elementary students who are struggling with reading. Volunteers from CFC Community, corporate partners and students from different universities and colleges render their time as reading tutors and values formators to the children. Cornerstone also caters Leaders and Values Formation programs for High school students. The program is currently present in 219 schools across the country.
Every Saturday of the school year is not just a tutorial day but also for the tutors and tutees to share the joy and learning through different activities. The program also opens the gates for evangelization to the children and to the young adults for Kids For Christ (KFC) and Youth for Christ (YFC).
Hulo Elementary School, a Cornerstone school in Mandaluyong City is one of the hundreds of schools that experienced a different kind of Saturdays. Bro. Roldan Maico, Hulo Cornerstone’s Team Head and an SFC member, personally shared the impact that the program has given in his life. He said, “Sa Cornerstone ko na feel maging totoong teacher, kasi nararamdaman ko sa mga bata ang love.” (I felt being a real teacher in Cornerstone because I felt the love from the kids). Though teacher by profession, Maico conveyed that the service he has, gave a rest for his heart. He added, “Cornerstone is a rest day, dahil doon nakakapagpahinga ang puso at kaluluwa… Dito ko din natutunan na unahin ang iba kaysa sa sarili. It is happiness deep inside.” (Cornerstone is a rest day because it is where my heart and soul can rest… I also learned to put others first before myself. It is happiness deep inside)
The school conducted their Moving Up Ceremony last March 24, 2018, where volunteers and students recall the memories they have. The day was also spent to celebrate every child’s progress not just in their academic aspect but also how their confidence boosted after experiencing the program. Ms. Flormida Rafallo, a grade 2 teacher and a faculty in-charge for Hulo Cornerstone, witnessed the said progress. She said, “Through Cornerstone, nagkaroon sila ng second family. Nag improve sila sa academic. Natulungan din nila yung mga bata na maimprove ang confidence in terms of socialization. Kasi aside from regular reading tutorial, naiimprove din yung talent nila.” (They had a second family through Cornerstone. They improved academically and they helped the students improve their confidence in terms of socialization. Their talents also improved, aside from the regular reading tutorial they have)
There were also storytelling and presentations from both ends during the ceremony. To commend the students for their hard work, they were awarded according to the fields they excel in and for the outstanding values they have shown all throughout the year.
Bro. Arnel Palaran, Cornerstone Sector Coordinator of Central A, also imparted his hopes for the students of Hulo Cornerstone. He reminded them to always cherish their school life by being passionate about studying and praying. Palaran concluded the program by being grateful for the hearts of everyone who supported the program. He said, “Hindi natin to magagawa kung walang pagmamahal” (We cannot do this without love).
Today, all Cornerstone schools in the 12 Metro Manila Sectors and 32 provinces across the country closed the school year with Moving Up ceremonies. The program is now looking forward to another fruitful school year of service to Filipino students.
CFC ANCOP brethren from CFC Australia kicked-off their 2019 with an immersion program at the Philippines in partnership with CFC ANCOP Global Foundation, Inc. (CAGFI) from January 9 to 16. These ANCOP Ambassadors, which are composed of members from Couples for Christ, Youth For Christ, Singles For Christ, and Handmaids of the Lord, had their chance to visit some ANCOP sites in the country and attended various CFC and ANCOP activities.
For the past seven years, the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) has partnered with CFC ANCOP in sponsoring a trip to the Philippines for high school student leaders from different Catholic schools around Toronto.
CATHOLIC MISSION, CFC ANCOP PARTNERS FOR AN IMMERSION PROGRAM AT BANTAYAN ISLAND
Catholic Mission-Australia paved their way to the Philippines for a week-long Immersion Program partnership with CFC ANCOP which was held... Read More
CFC ANCOP SUCCESSFULLY PASSED FIRST STAGE OF ISO CERTIFICATION
This year, CFC ANCOP seeks to improve the quality of their service in its mission of answering the cry of the poor by processing an ISO... Read More
MORE HOMES FOR ANCOP AYTONA COMMUNITY
After building CFC ANCOP Aytona Community – CFC ANCOP Vancouver Homes at San Roque, Sorsogon in 2011, it continues to bring more hope to... Read More
ANCOP USA EXPLORES PARTNERSHIP WITH ANGAT BUHAY, CRS
ANCOP USA, Angat Buhay and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) sat down in the afternoon of Nov. 22, 2018 to explore how the three institutions... Read More
ANCOP SCHOLARS SUCCESSFULLY MADE IT TO THE RECENT PRC LICENSURE EXAMINATIONS
God is really good to the lives of ANCOP Scholars who recently made it on this year’s Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Licensure... Read More
AGW 2018: WITNESSING ONE NATION THAT WALKS FOR EDUCATION
The fire in the hearts of the walkers was blazing for this year’s ANCOP Global Walk 2018 on November 4, Sunday. Despite the change of... Read More