From RockEd Davao - Drop a Book: Make a Change

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

(Article is taken from Davao Music Nation)

Guest Blog by: Zyra G. Montefolca

It is said that many of the youth nowadays are not given the proper and quality education they deserve. Education indeed is a vital tool towards nation building and progress.

Our national hero Jose Rizal once said that the youth is the hope of our nation. However, this quote has only been reduced into a mere saying than an actual application.

Today, most of the out of school youth resort into activities such as illegal drug usage, alcohol abuse, and the like. Despite these unfortunate happenings, some organizations strive to meet these difficulties through providing venues for alternative education and Rock Ed Davao is one of them.

Rock Ed Davao is the Davao leg of Rock Ed Philippines, which was founded on October 19, 2012. Instead of providing traditional education inside the classroom, Rock Ed Davao aims to offer alternative education through music, arts, poetry, sports, photography, fashion, graphic design, literature, new approaches to science, film, cultural studies, theatre and dance.

Today, Rock Ed Davao brings a new way of sharing alternative education with the help of the youth. In cooperation with the fourth year mass communication students of Ateneo de Davao University under Mr. Angelo “Apo” Aportadera, Rock Ed Davao brings the first Book Bigayan; a book giving event which will be done from February 18 to March 9 in the two campuses of Ateneo de Davao University in Matina and Jacinto.

Through placing boxes in the gates of the schools, the students and passersby will be able to help by simply dropping their used books. The collected books will be given to the various public elementary schools devastated by typhoon Pablo through the Department of Education.

A simple gesture of giving can contribute in making positive changes in our society through collective effort.

For more information, visit Rock Ed Davao on Facebook and Twitter.

I hope we can all take part in this step to help less fortunate kids out!

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