“Habang naglalakad ako papuntang school, iniisip ko po na sa pag-aaral ko, makakaahon din kami sa hirap,” said Reynaldo.

Ten-year-old Reynaldo dela Cruz is a grade three pupil from San Isidro Elementary School in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan. He walks more than two hours every day and cross two rivers just to go to school. He leaves at four in the morning to reach school on time.  Difficult as it may seem, but his daily struggles have fueled him to reach for his dream to become a doctor someday.

Reynaldo’s parents could not afford to send all their children to school at the same time. But when Sagip Kapamilya reached their school to distribute Gusto Kong Mag-Aral bags, he just cannot contain his smile.  

Mahalaga po iyong bag para sa akin at sa kanila ni mama para hindi na po sila bibili ng gamit. Kaya nagpapasalamat po ako sa Sagip Kapamilya kasi may bago na po akong gamit, ready na po ako sa pasukan”,  Reynaldo exclaimed.

Before the school year starts, Sagip Kapamilya distributed more than one thousand GKM Bags to three public elementary schools in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan ; San Isidro Elementary School, Kakawate Elementary School, and Tungkong Mangga Elementary School. Reynaldo is just one of more than one thousand children who received GKM bags.

The Gusto Kong Mag-Aral Project is part of Sagip Kapamilya’s rehabilitation efforts to disaster-stricken areas. The project aims to encourage the children to go to school.