Posted by: alcantarafoundation | March 4, 2010

Sarangani Celebrates World Teachers’ Day

Sarangani celebrated World Teachers Day on October 9, 2009 at the Provincial Capitol in Alabel. Together with the Alcantara Foundation, Project QUEST (Quality Education for Sarangani Today) hosted a day that honored more than 3,500 teachers from public and private schools across the province. The celebration, entitled “A Teacher: A Hero in Everybody’s Heart” was a way to show appreciation for the devotion that teachers show to their students and their work as educators. Teachers performed dances and entertained with short skits. The Alcantara Foundation donated four sets of 21-inch flat-screen TVs and DVD players that were raffled off to the teachers. Governor Migs Dominguez, Vice Governor Steve Solon and Mr. Roy Chiongbian also donated other raffle prizes.

Governor Migs in his message emphasized the shared responsibility that teachers and parents carry in raising the children of Sarangani. He extended his gratitude to the teachers for their passion, sincerity and sacrifices in making sure that everyone can be proud of the products of the Sarangani education system. He also announced the provision of an additional 250 province-paid teachers to reduce the teacher-student ratio to 1:40, a first in the region.

A successful teacher is not only determined by her achievements on paper, but also the level of success that her students achieve in life. While the achievements of students and successful alumni are often celebrated, we rarely think about the teachers who helped make them the people that they are. World Teachers’ Day reminds us all to celebrate and thank our teachers for their commitment in shaping the lives of young people all over the world.

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