The Philippine Army Civil-Military Operations Group (PA CMOG) and the Don Bosco supervised Tuloy Foundation Incorporated (TFI) formally concluded their first ever teaching collaboration Friday.
The four pilot classes, composed of 149 students, have received lessons on values focusing on nationalism, love of country, discipline and patriotism from their “kuyas and ates”-in uniform, who facilitated the lessons and led team-building activities for the School Year 2013-2014.
These sessions were held at Tuloy sa
Under the Pinoy Batang Bayani (PBB) Program, Army soldiers who had undergone formal training in teaching, teach former street children who are now under the care of the TFI.
The TFI accepts poor, orphaned and abandoned youth, homeless children, and children at risk in their living environment, and teaches them values to enable them to cope up with the outside world, thereby becoming productive members of the society.
Rocky Evangelista, TFI president, praised the unique partnership between the Foundation and the Army represented by CMOG commander Col. Arnulfo Marcelo Burgos Jr.
Meanwhile, the PA through the CMOG will continue to support TFI’s endeavors and the government as well, by making sure that these children would neither be potential problems of the society nor targets of recruitment by the NPAs and other lawless groups.
This would be done by instilling in them the Filipino values of service and love of country—always emphasizing that like the proclaimed heroes, they too could become Pinoy Batang Bayani.
The collaboration between CMO Group and TFI continues as preparations are being made for the opening of SY 2014-2015 on June.