Gabay Guro 2017

The teachers were given merit as modern-day heroes by PLDT-Smart Foundation’s Gabay Guro in celebration of its 10th year anniversary last September 17 at the Mall of Asia Arena. The country’s biggest stars such as Lea Salonga, Regine Velasquez, Sarah Geronimo, Gary Valenciano, Pia Wurtzbach and others, gave the teachers an explosive night full of surprises and exciting prizes. Gabay Guro set the prizes to be grander this year as vehicles and a house and lot were among the top prizes that some lucky teachers can win.

For a decade, Gabay Guro has enabled teachers through trainings, livelihood programs, broadbanding and computerization of schools, housing and facilities, scholarships and the much-awaited Teacher’s Tribute, a grand gathering that the Gabay Guro Foundation dedicates to teachers.

Gabay Guro Chairperson Chaye Cabal-Revilla says, “Our nation’s children depend on our nation’s teachers to lead them to a bright future. Gabay Guro gives tribute to those who shape the next generation of nation-builders.”

In 10 years, the foundation has conducted trainings for over 16,000 teachers in its eight training programs nationwide, namely: Teacher’s Treasure Chest; English Proficiency Training; Computer Literacy; Emotional Intelligence; Teacher’s Armor; Leadership Training; IT Sustainability and Literacy; and Unleashing Creativity in Teaching. At the same time, Gabay Guro answers to the needs of the times by doing grassroots anti-drugs trainings in schools.

The foundation has over 1,200 scholars in various state colleges and universities nationwide. There are over 300 LET passers, 496 active scholars as of August 2016 and a projected 167 graduates in 2017. Gabay Guro also celebrates the fact that 137 scholars graduated with honors – 112 cum laudes and 25 magna cum laudesGabay Guro has also partnered with local government units to further teacher education.

Other projects by the foundation that came into fruition were 40 classrooms constructed and donated already in Cebu, Bohol, Leyte and Capiz. Partner schools were also recipients of either computers/laptops or  internet connection from PLDT or Smart.

The 2017 Gabay Guro Grand Gathering event was exclusive for teachers only. For more information, visit gabayguro.com, or follow them on www.facebook.com/gabayguro, Twitter and Instagram at @PLDTGabayGuro.

 

Drew Uy

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