The Adopt-a-School program by TYKFI (Tan Yan Kee Foundation, Inc.) was off to an early start last August 11, 2014 at Marilao Central School for their turn over ceremony. The Foundation gave away 1,792 bags to students of the said school. The ceremony was graced by Hon. Andre Favian D. Santos, Vice Mayor of Marilao Bulacan, and Ma. Neriza F. Fanuncio, Ed. D., Public Schools District Supervisor. Representatives from TYKFI and DepEd were also present at the event.
The welcome address was given by Principal II Dr. Alexander I. Adonis and an opening message was given by Vice Mayor Andre Favian D. Santos. The signing of the Deed of Donation and Acceptance then proceeded and afterwards the main event, which is the distribution of the bags. Ms. Neriza Fanuncio delivered her acceptance speech, followed by the closing remarks by Maria Lisa P. Javier (Grade-VI Teacher).
In his message, Vice Mayor Andre Favian D. Santos mentioned how Marilao loves TYKFI, “Ang Tan Yan Kee ay mahal na mahal ang Marilao, sila rin ang nagbigay ng mga Scholarship at tumupad sa iba ko pang proyekto. Ngayong taon ito ang pinakamalaking proyekto, magbibigay tayo ng kulang dalawang libong bag para sa mga estudyante ng Marilao Central School.”
A lot of students in Marilao Central School have no bags yet, and the teachers share their relief that this now will not be an excuse for absenteeism, “Maraming maraming salamat sa Tan Yan Kee Foundation, sana next year mapaaga yung tipong opening of classes kasi marami talaga dito na walang bag, napakalaking tulong nito para sa aming mga estudyante,” said Amelita Enriquez, Teacher I.
Students were also excited and grateful to use their new bags, promising that this will be a motivation for them to study well, “thank you po sa Tan Yan Kee Foundation, wala pa po kasi akong bag, promise ko po na mag-aaral ako ng mabuti at hindi na magi-ging pasaway sa teacher ko. Thank you po,” commented by Junbert Olmora, Grade 3 Student.