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TEN Moves: Run for 10 Division Activity

posted Apr 16, 2013, 10:53 PM by Pilinda Rose Dominguez

By: Mrs. Pilinda Rose R. Dominguez

The need for additional classroom is one of the biggest hindrances in providing enhanced opportunities for millions of Filipino children. The Department of Education Budget do not suffice the needs for additional construction of much needed classroom that will house possible future leaders of this country. To address this perennial problem, the TEN MOVES was born.
TEN Moves! is a campaign to raise enough resources to build 10,000 classrooms in public schools all over the Philippines. Its main strategy is to get 2 million people to donate P10 per day for 10 months. That will be P300 per month or P3,000 for the entire 10 months. Because of the huge target and the massive mobilization that this will entail, this public fundraising campaign requires mobilizing a large number of organizations and people around the country.

On January 10, 2013, the Department of Education Division Office issue its first memorandum of the year ( DIVISION MEMORANDUM No. 1 s. 2013 ) directing all Education Program Supervisors, District Supervisors and all Public Schools Principals and Heads to Participate on the upcoming Synchronized TEN MOVES!RUN FOR 10 DIVISION Activity on January 13, 2013.

To answer this, our School Head, Mrs. Maria Jovita B. Singzon, assigned me, Mrs. Pilinda Rose R. Dominguez, together with my Grade 5 pupils namely, Jolina Salazar, Julie Ann Guinto, Mary Grace Gaspar, Cristal Joy Libuna, Diether Francisco, John Centeno and Nino Luis Barin, to represent our school to show our support on the TEN MOVES advocacy.

On January 13, 2013, the TEN MOVES! RUN FOR 10 DIVISION activity started. The activity was started with a Thanksgiving Mass at the St Joseph Cathedral. After the mass, the participants which comprise of representative of all public in Balanga assembled in Plaza Mayor where the Fun Run/Parade started. The participants traveled from Plaza Mayor to Balanga Elementary School where a short program was prepared. The organizers acknowledged participants per school district and asked them to dance as they call their group in which all of us obliged to get the program started. They explain the ongoing problem of classroom shortage nationwide and the whole TEN MOVES advocacy. After the program, members of all public schools are directed to conduct the Tree Planting Activity on their respective schools. The plants we planted on GL David Elementary School are provided by the Youth for Environment in School Organization.

All in all, the event was a big success and our School, GL David Memorial Elementary School will fully support the aim of TEN MOVES to spread the awareness of the resources shortage for additional class room requirement nationwide.