Four hundred thirteen, out-of-school youths, school leavers, and dropouts would join their 5th Closing Exercises after successfully passing the April 24, 3016 ALS A&E Tests.
Their parents, their spouses, brothers and sisters who support them morally and inspired them to complete their non-formal education as a program by the Alternative Learning System (ALS) and the Abot-Alam Literacy Program to provide the needed education with those deserving learners though they have some hindrances and difficulties in pursuing their education due to poverty, social problem, among others.
The PH government and the Department of Education don’t want them to be left behind. This particular education program of ALS is consistent and true to its mission that says, “Sa ALS May Pag-asa Pa” (There is still hope in ALS).
I am also one of those happy grandfather to see my grandson marching up the stage to receive his certificate of completion. Gilbert is the eldest son of my eldest son who lives away from them for a greener pasture. Gilbert is already 23 years old. He wasn’t able to finish his studies for only time and personal reasons could tell.
Our city mayor and our congressional district representative who supported the program are happy and proud for the success which these graduates attained. They wish them best of the best as they pursue more education for their future.