Last Friday, June 22, 2007 I joined some 80 students and faculty from De La Salle DasmariÃ±as in attending the launching of the One La Salle Scholarship Fund at the La Salle Greenhills, St. Benilde Gym.
Though we were stuck in EDSA traffic made worse by the Friday weekend rush-hour, the long tiring trip by bus was worth it. The night was a gathering of almost every La Salle school in the Philippines present to show their support of mission; touching the lives of 18, 000 in the Philippines.
The night was brought to life by the amazing performances from the various Lasallians or Lasallites who have made a name for themselves in the arts, politics, business, television among others and have brought honor and glory to our Green and White Alma Mater.
Present were the De La Salle Brothers, alumni of the various La Salle schools, students and partners. They were treated to a night of great musical performances by Rannie Raymundo, Cookie Chua, the Philippine Idol hopefuls, The Bloomfields and Gary Valenciano.
There other performers who regaled their fellow Lasallians with their voices and talents. Even the Physician’s Licensure Exam topnotcher Dr. Loui Chan Gatdula was present to give his testimony as to how his Lasallian education became the key to his success.
That should be enough talk for now, here are some photos taken with my Sony Ericsson K800i, which explains the low quality of some shots.
One La Salle Scholarship Fund is amongst the most ambitious yet most meaningful projects undertaken by De La Salle Philippines. It’s an answer to the mockery that even though St. John Baptiste De La Salle gave education to the poor, the costs of a Lasallian education nowadays alienates a great majority of the poor Pilipinos.
Raising PhP 1 Billion for the One La Salle Scholarship Fund is no easy feat, not by a long shot, but we know and we believe that by joining hands and living out One La Salle, we could do it. We could because we are Lasallians. Animo!
Last note; Yes the last photo is a picture of Krispy Kreme donuts which were given away for free when the program ended. I managed to grab 9 donuts and enjoyed sharing them with my fellow Lasallians on the way home. Which reminds me, I’ll be posting something that might make Krispy Kreme think twice before their PR team would send me some free donuts like what they do to bloggers. So just watch out for that one.
And lastly, if anyone is willing and interested to donate to the One La Salle Scholarship Fund, please visit the Philippine Lasallian Family or visit the La Salle Provincialate at the La Salle Greenhillls.