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Monday, 18 June 2012 09:35

"There are no tyrants where there are no slaves," thus wrote our national hero Jose Rizal in his book El Filibusterismo. Last June 12, 2012, the Kristiyano-Islam Peace Library (Kris)-Quezon Branch celebrated the country's 114th Independence Day by freeing less than 50 poor children in Quezon City from the "bondage" of poverty, illiteracy and hopelessly that continue to bring hardship to close to 100 million Filipinos. They distributed school supplies.

Some 21 million public school students are set to start schooling this school year. Many of the 21 million public school students are going to the country's 45,000 public kindergartens, elementary and high schools will suffer the age-old problems of lack of books, classrooms, chairs, basic school supplies and even go to school with empty stomachs. Many will not be even go to school for lack of money for tuition and school supplies or because their parents simply do not care. But Kris Library is happy to announce that in school year 2012-2013, 130 poor but smart Christian and Muslim students will be going to school against all odds.

These college, high school, elementary and kinder school scholars are the first batch of Kris Library scholars. Kris has more than 130 scholars, with more than 100 coming from Mindanao. Thanks to donors here and abroad who responded to their online-fund raising drive. They made this emancipation and empowerment of the youth possible. Kris Peace Library at Manicahan, Zamboanga City is doing well now.

Those who want to help them pursue the cause of freedom and progress for this poor country may course their contributions through our online fund-raising drive link: http://www.gofundme.com/j0h70 . Please read full story at: http://www.krislibrary.com.

by Dante

Last Updated on Monday, 18 June 2012 09:50