September 8, 2013. iLearners Inc. is an organization dedicated to minimizing illiteracy in rural parts of Cebu celebrated world literacy day by gathering its members old and new to provide orientation for the new ones and discuss upcoming projects and fund raising plans for 2014 that would help elevate the literacy levels in their adopted rural schools. International Literacy day was created by Unecso around four decades ago, with the goal to create a heightened sense awareness concerning literacy. It takes a celebration to appreciate what most take for granted which in this case is basic education. According to UNESCO statistics some 775 million adults up to this day are illiterate and about 60.7 million are not attending school. iLearners Literacy Day is supported by Sun Cellular and Greenwich Pizza.
iLearners is one of many Non-profit Organizations in Cebu that pushes its advocacy to adopt low-performing schools in the Philippines and can pride itself of preventing schools of closing by providing aid through the distribution of school supplies for all students before the beginning of each school year. Incumbent iLearners President Andrew Buenaviaje together with some friends recognized the need for action back in 2007 and founded this movement. Since then iLearners has gained more than 150 members & volunteers and consistently supported over 600 elementary school students from the three low performing schools in Cebu. If you wish to help this Origanization of young professionals to cast the net wider donate at 2450179352 BDO SM City Cebu Northwing, 0009133-0749-93 BPI SM City Cebu or via paypal at Donation@iLearnersInc.org
Text by: Gloria Sommers (VP for Marketing, iLearners Inc.)
Photos: Reymond Buenaviaje (iLuvCebu.com)