The PHINMA National Scholarship (PNS) had its annual Summer Service Program for PNU Scholars last April 16 – May 11, 2018. This summer, PNS partnered with five communities: Multinational Foundation HEAL Program and Mano Amiga Academy in Parañaque, Aplaya Elementary School in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, Bistekville 2 and Gawad Kalinga Zabarte in Quezon City.
Forty-one (41) scholars were deployed in these sites wherein they delivered different programs such as remedial classes for major subjects, literacy instruction for struggling readers, and alternative learning classes for out-of-school youth. During the four-week implementation of the program, the scholars were able to serve 388 students from kindergarten until grade 10.
“This Summer Service Program helped me realized that I really wanted to be a good teacher someday. Teaching students and helping them grow not just intellectually but with other aspects of their lives. It gave me an idea on how to deal with my future students for I know that though this was just a short period of time, still their behavior and learning style differences would be of a big help. Also, I realized that teaching does not really end inside the four walls of the classroom, it extends beyond. Living with them and seeing how they interact with others and how they live their lives could also be a big help.” – Albert Gabiana, GK Zabarte
“Ipinamulat sa akin ng karanasang ito kung gaano kahalaga na malay ang guro sa danas at kwento ng mga mag-aaral. Sa pamamagitan nito, higit na nakikilala at nauunawaan ng isang guro ang kaniyang mga mag-aaral at matutukoy niya ang mga aksyong dapat na gawin.” – Angelica Agunod, MFI HEAL