by Aubrey Salazar
Ateneo Gabay recently concluded this year’s Sponsor-a-Journey or the Alternative Class Program (ACP) fundraiser held in Zen Garden, from September 19-23.
The ACP fundraiser, Gabay’s annual project for our Erya kids, was conducted to generate funds to support the education of students from select schools.
Instead of going for the usual fundraising methods, the organizers opted to get creative. They came up with a ring toss game where players were given bangles and they had to toss it to bottles with corresponding points (10-20-30) assigned to them.
For a whole week, the booth, with its “The Little Prince” theme, was set up from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Ateneans were given the opportunity to enjoy the game in the booth, where they pledge five pesos every for every attempt.
In return for pledging, Ateneans were given the chance to win prizes for every four tosses and by the end of the week, a grand prize was given to the person who accumulated the highest number of points.
This project, headed by Mariah Andrea de Guzman and Rae Grepaldeo, was aimed at expanding Gabay’s funds to further its advocacy for education through the ACP, which will be culminated this coming November.
Through the Alternative Class Program, students are given the opportunity to be taught lessons in Math, English, Chemistry, acting, dancing and many more, for a whole day in Ateneo in the hopes of giving them the inspiration to pursue their education.
This week-long project was organized by Rustin Cagumbay, AJ De Leon, Jumir Boneo, Clowee Licsi, Eunice Tabanera, Al Bontogon, Haygies Sunga as core team, and was supervised by Aldrin Ward.