What's New for 2013
- School Supplies and Backpacks Program
- 4th Annual for Santa Rosa Elementary (SRES)
- 3rd Annual for San Antonio Elementary (SAES)
- 2nd Annual for San Bernabe Elementary (SBES)
- Tsinelas Program
- 3rd Annual for SRES
- 2nd Annual for SAES and SBES
- Umbrella Program
- 2nd Annual for SRES, SAES and SBES
- Capital Campaign for a SarratKids! Connection Public Library
What we did in 2012
Mission Accomplished! A total of 694 students!
Introduced the SarratKids Connection Scholarship Program! The valedictorian and salutatorian of seven elementary schools were invited as finalists to compete for a scholarship of up to 25,000 pesos to be awarded upon high school graduation. The scholarship will be awarded to the top ranked student among the 14 finalists. The elementary schools represented are Santa Rosa, San Antonio, San Bernabe, Pandan, Parang, Patad and Ruiz.
Completion of the Manual School Sharpener project! 33 classrooms were provided with this equipment.
At San Bernabe Elementary School: We successfully launched on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 for the 2012-2013 program year.
- Provided 66 backpacks, appropriate school materials and supplies, slippers and umbrellas for each grade level:
- Grade 1 – 8 Students
- Grade 2 – 11 Students
- Grade 3 – 8 Students
- Grade 4 – 9 Students
- Grade 5 – 9 Students
- Grade 6 – 7 Students
- Grade 6 (graduating) – 13 Students
- Served 100 lunch/snack meals to the students, faculty and staff, PTA members, parents and volunteers
At San Antonio Elementary School: We successfully delivered program supplies on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 for the 2012-2013 program year.
- Provided 285 backpacks, appropriate school materials and supplies, slippers and umbrellas for each grade level:
- Grade 1 – 48 Students
- Grade 2 – 54 Students
- Grade 3 – 37 Students
- Grade 4 – 34 Students
- Grade 5 – 35 Students
- Grade 6 – 44 Students
- Grade 6 (graduating) – 33 Students
At Santa Rosa Elementary School: We successfully delivered program supplies on Thursday, March 22, 2012 for the 2012-2013 program year.
- Provided 343 backpacks, appropriate school materials and supplies, slippers and umbrellas for each grade level:
- Grade 1 – 43 Students
- Grade 2 – 54 Students
- Grade 3 – 51 Students
- Grade 4 – 40 Students
- Grade 5 – 50 Students
- Grade 6 – 48 Students
- Grade 6 (graduating) – 57 Students
Most of all, we had FUN!
Please consider making a cash donation to SarratKids! Connection. You financial support and 100% tax deductible donation will assist us in achieving a sustainable program of providing the basic school necessities.
What is SarratKids! Connection?
SarratKids! Connection is a Washington state non-profit corporation, tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code. The organization, founded by Efren Agmata and Keith Saddoris in 2008, is specifically created and designed to provide assistance, guidance and create opportunities to disadvantaged kids, grades 1 thru 6, in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, in the Philippines by providing the basic school supplies and other educational materials essential to ensuring a positive and successful educational experience.
13 Elementary Schools, 4,000 students, One School at a time
Photo courtesy of Mr. Chris Gregerson, www.cgstock.com
To enrich the educational experience of disadvantaged elementary school children in the Sarrat region within Ilocos Norte, Philippines through direct support to basic education. We believe that all students can achieve great things when given the opportunity and a fair chance. To have educational success, all kids should have access to items such as school supplies, books, backpacks and other educational materials.
In Sarrat, Ilocos Norte and the Philippines in general, many less fortunate children do not attend school due to poverty and having funds to purchase the necessary school materials. SarratKids! Connection's goal is to help the less fortunate children to stay in school by providing items such as backpacks, school supplies, tsinelas(slippers) and other basic educational needs. Through partnerships with the elementary schools in the Sarrat region we will increase student academic and social achievement. In addition, we will create a positive connection with the school and community to assist in addressing school, community and family needs.