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16/06/2015: PH CONSULATE GENERAL SUPPORTS BOOKS 4 KIDS PROJECT OF KAPOLEI ROTARY CLUB

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16 June 2015 - The Rotary Club of Kapolei in Honolulu announced that its “Book 4  Kids” project will donate 33,000 books to the schools in the Visayas as part of the Club’s continuing commitment since 2012 to provide free books to schools in the Philippines according to Mr. James Handsel, a Rotary Club official.

It has partnered with the Philippine Business for Social Progress Foundation (PBSP) which will take care of the distribution of books to both public and private schools focusing on those in need and those hit by Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan.

Philippine Consul General Gina Jamoralin, who spoke before the Club Assembly meeting held last June 08, thanked  the  group members who volunteered in the  painstaking efforts in collecting and sorting the books for shipment. PBSP Foundation Visayas Chairman Antonio Aboitiz spoke about the value of books to poor school kids especially in far-flung rural areas. He also explained how the PBSP will coordinate with local officials and volunteers in distributing the books to the intended recipient schools in the Philippines.

Consul General Jamoralin encouraged the Rotary Club members to continue their selfless efforts and to visit the beneficiary schools in the Philippines. END