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BASC Annual Congress 2009 a Big Success
When: February 21, 2009 / March 14, 2009
Where: Mabini Covered Court, Mabini, Batangas / San Pablo Colleges Gymnasium in San Pablo City

Batang Atikha Savers Club held its Annual Congress in Mabini, Batangas, last February 21, 2009 at Mabini Covered Court. The purpose of this event is to foster stronger bond of friendship and camaraderie amongst the members, encourage active participation and invite more children to join BASC. This years Congress in Mabini was sponsored by Children’s Hour Philippines, AusAid PACAP, Bangko Kabayan, and the local government of Mabini, Batangas.

More or less 600 members and guests from 13 partner schools and community in Mabini and Batangas City attended the occasion. The Guest Speaker was no other than the Mayor of Mabini, Batangas, Hon. Mayor Nilo Villanueva.

It was a whole day activity. Livening up the program was the presentations from the different partner schools & BASC chapters. The Honorable Mayor and other distinguished guests were very much impressed with the presentations of the students. The children enjoyed the program too and were delighted to join in solidarity games.

The Modelong Batang Atikha for every school was chosen. And the BASC Member of the Year was selected from among the members. Loyalty Awards were given out and the Member with Highest Savings and Most Regular Saver were also given awards. Atikha Coordinator for Batangas, Ms. Aileen Constantino Peñas announced the awardees while Atikha Executive Director, Ms. Mai Dizon-Anonuevo handed the Certificates assisted by Ms. Fides Ganzon of Bangko Kabayan / Ibaan Rural Bank Foundation.

BASC Annual Congress 2009 a Big Success

In Laguna, the Annual Congress was held on March 14, 2009 at San Pablo Colleges Gymnasium in San Pablo City. More than 300 guests and children from partner schools in Alaminos and San Pablo City attended the event. Ms. Merlinda B. Ella of the Department of Education Laguna Division graced the occasion and delivered a short message. San Pablo Colleges High School Principal Dr. Rufino L. Tanio rendered an inspirational talk for the children.

Atikha Coordinator for Laguna, Miss Cherrylene Girado announced the awardees for this year, which were handed by Ms. Mai Dizon-Añonuevo assisted by Ms. Merlinda Ella.

The Congress lasted till 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon. The children truly enjoyed the whole program and the solidarity games. The teachers on the other hand were glad to receive their Certificate of Recognition as Accredited Trainers of Atikha for the School-Based Psychosocial Program for Children of Migrants: Migration Realities and Capacity Building Seminar.

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