Alavar, DXRZ donate books Print
Saturday, 04 November 2017 13:43

By Dan Toribio

District 1 Councilor Mike Alavar III in partnership with DXRZ  RMN Zamboanga and Task Force Zamboanga donated  thousands of books and other reading materials to the “Save the Children of War” foundation in Basilan province.

The donation is in connection with Alavar’s program “Lead to  Read” aimed towards helping young children’s reading and comprehension.

Alavar personally handed over the books to RMN and Task  Force Zamboanga personnel to be loaded and ferried to the  Basilan-based foundation.

Dr. Arlyn Jumao-as, “Save the Children of War” founder, expressed gratitude for the donation and said that they will distribute the reading materials to poor children residing in Basilan municipalities.

Most of the children beneficiaries live far from schools.

Alavar said that he is glad to be a part of the program for children saying that it is part of his advocacy to educate the youth.  (Dan Toribio)