"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." Winston Churchill

Thursday, October 12, 2017

September-October 2017 School Supplies Distribution

"A child without education is like a bird without wings." Tibetan proverb

    Linambasan Elementary School

What a great day to spend with the kids at Linambasan and Aglibacao Elementary Schools in Jamindan, Capiz. Thanks to Bernadith Barrientos for coordinating the school supplies, rice packs and shoe distribution event. We are grateful to Diane and Mon Acas for their generous shoe donation to the Rice and Shoes Project of Monike Alberjieun. BalayniCharie is now on its 12th year and the Rice and Shoes Project of Monike Alberjieun is on its second year of service to the children in Capiz.

238 students at Linambasan Elementary School received school supplies and rice packs.

    Shoes from Monique AlbarJen's Rice and Shoes Program

New shoes were given to 21 schoolchildren at Linambasan from Monique AlbarJen Rice and Shoes Program. Thanks also to Dawn Scully for her shoe donation. It is well appreciated.

    Aglibacao Primary School

This school has only 31 students and four levels - first grade through 4th grades.

    San Julian Elementary School

BalayniCharie was at San Julian Elementary School in Tapaz on October 4, 2017 to give school supplies to the students there and to the school kids at Agpalali Elementary School. We are grateful to our generous sponsors, Aimee, Michael and Nathan of California, USA and to Monike Alberjieun and her Rice and Shoes Program for the shoes. Thanks also to RG Castillon Gadian for setting up this successful event. It was a most satisfying day with the kids. 190 children are enrolled at San Julian. 

    Antonio Belo Memorial School (photo by Jimmy Daquin)

Another good day! We were at Antonio Belo Memorial Elementary School in Timpas, Panitan on October 10, 2017 to distribute school supplies from BalayniCharie Foundation. Thanks to Jimmy Daquin for coordinating this successful distribution activity.

There are two sections in 6th grade with a total number of 84 students.  407 children are enrolled at Antonio Belo Memorial School.

BalayniCharie Foundation is now on its 12th year.

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

2016-2017 School Year Report

BalayniCharie visited these elementary schools in Capiz and gave school supplies to the students enrolled there:


The school year in most schools in the Philippines begins in June and usually ends in March or early April. 

July 2016 - Balaring Elementary School in Ivisan

July 2016 - Day Care Center in Pontevedra

August 2016 - Ameligan Elementary School in Pontevedra

August 2016 - Sibaguan Elementary School in Roxas City

September 2016 - Malonoy Elementary School in Dao

October 2016 - Lawis Day Care and Culasi Day Care (at the nipa hut)

January 2017 - Juan Aldea Elementary School in Sigma

January 2017 - Balaring Elementary School in Ivisan


BalayniCharie also gave books to the library of Juan Aldea Elementary School in cooperation with the Monique AlbarJen Rice and Shoes Program.

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Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Little Free Library Launched in Capiz



It was a beautiful day at the beach when we launched our Little Free Library at Jacque's Coffee and Chills. Friends and family came with books to add to the growing number of books we had collected for the library over a few months. 

Do you know of any library located by the sea? The Little Free Library in Roxas City is on Baybay Beach. So come by
take a book, 
find a shady nook
and read to your heart's content.


Guests queue up to give a book to the library.


Big thanks to Wee Lucas Conlu for giving the free library a viable venue. One with lots of foot traffic. We are excited to bring this project to Capiz. It is only the second one in the Visayas, after Talisay in Cebu. We are also grateful to Christian Francisco Acevedo for hosting the event and for committing resources to the project. We're off to a terrific start!

"A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life." Henry Ward Beecher 

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Library Project in Sigma, Capiz

BalayniCharie is proud to be part of the library project of Amie Guisinga, Principal of Juan Aldea Elementary School in Sigma, Capiz. We are grateful to Monike Alberjieun and Anna Salem for their generous support of this worthy cause. Kudos to Amie Guisinga for encouraging her students to read and develop a love for reading! 

"A child who reads, will be an adult who thinks."


Image by Amie Guisinga. 

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Launching our 12th year


We recently launched BalayniCharie Foundation's 12th year anniversary in Ivisan, Capiz. Together with Monike Alberjieun's Rice and Shoes Program which is celebrating its first year anniversary, we reached out to 135 students.


Thank you to all our generous supporters over the years. We made it to our 12th anniversary with your help. Nieva Quezon Burdick, Leda Albar, Diane Acas, Bock Loo, Ray Wong, Gilda Saluta, Landec Corporation, Lifecore Corporation, Celita Conlu, Selma Templanza, Esther and Bing ArceƱo, Gary Steele, Rosemary Driscoll, Leah Soper, Anthony Albar and an Anonymous donor.

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