The Don Bosco group of schools have been part of the landscape of Philippine education since the 1950s and in celebration of the Salesians presence in the Philippines, there will be a simultaneous fun run in six (6) areas. The Fun Run, dubbed from Don Bosco’s famous adage, “Run, Jump, Make Noise: Celebrating 60 Years of Don Bosco’s Presence in the Philippines” is a fundraising activity to create a trust fund for the eight (8) Don Bosco Technical-Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Centers. Here are the details:
Don Bosco Fun Run
When: February 26, 2012
Where: Clark, Pampanga; Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna; Naga City; Legazpi City; San Jose City, Nueva Ecija; and Quirino Grandstand, Manila
Distances and Fees: 10K, 5K, and 3K (₱350 for all distances)
Registration: Inclusive of a race bib (with RFID in Manila leg) and singlet. You may register starting February 04, 2012 at the following sites:
- Don Bosco
- Mandaluyong, Makati, Manila, Canlubang, Pampanga, Naga, Legazpi, and Nueva Ecija
- Bonifacio High Street
- Chris Sports
- Festival Mall, SM North Edsa, SM Megamall, Glorietta, SM Mall of Asia
The TVET centres are the main advocacy of the Don Bosco schools. It trains and forms the marginalized youth into able, upstanding citizens and allows them to be in the workforce of the technically-skilled. Their employability rate is in the 90 percentile with car manufacturers, technical offices, and more. On top of free education for these out of school youths, Don Bosco also provides their basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing, as well as hospital care when need be. Forming a boy into an upstanding adult is not easy, nor is it inexpensive. But it is an advocacy worth pursuing for it is essentially an advocacy for life and in this case…of lives.
For more information about this event visit the Don Bosco Fun Run 2012 Facebook page.