As Stockbridge American International School (SAIS) culminated its Literacy Week celebration-Stocky’s Safari Book Fair; they also enjoined the community in a goal to create awareness and understanding on the importance of reading in literacy and education. Last October 6, 2018, Stockbridge teachers together with students from Grades 2 to 4 through I CAN READ project turned over old furniture for the Indigenous tribes who set up temporary shelter in UCCP Haran along Fr. Selga St, Davao City. SAIS donated 52 chairs, 1 Playskool playhouse, 6 teachers table, 4 kids tables, 1 cabinet, 2 playhouse, 1 Little Tikes kitchen, 2 dramatic play furniture, 1 foam, 11 foam mats and a cubby-hole cabinet. This year marks a milestone for Stockbridge as they transferred to their new location in Maa campus.
The program started at nine in the morning with Ms. Careen L. Hao Bian, VP for Operations quoting Bill Drayton, “We have to teach empathy as we do literacy. Character Education molds a foundation for students to spark change in their greater communities later on. It allows the students to embody Stockbridge core values of Compassion, Honor, Integrity, Stewardship, Innovation and Leadership. At Stockbridge, the students are grounded in character because good leaders need a good heart.” SAIS encourages their students to actively participate in outreach programs so that in this simple way fundamental affections such as spreading joy to others, giving importance to ones individuality, and extending care to the community we live in, will be instilled and nurtured in their hearts and minds.
Together, we help solidify a better, more involved community working together to improve the lives of all the children.