SPKP of Bataan District culminates, graduation held


Date Posted: June 22, 2022

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The Summer Pre-Kindergarten Program (SPKP) of the Ecclesiastical District of Bataan, in the Philippines, culminated recently and its graduation was held on May 27 to 28, 2022, in various local congregations. Ministers of the gospel and Church officers organized the ceremony in various venues.

SPKP is one of the projects of the Iglesia Ni Cristo, through the New Era University, offering free education for children four to six years old, members and nonmembers alike.

On May 27, the Limay area conducted the graduation ceremony in a function hall at Judy’s Park in Limay, Bataan. The next day, the areas of Morong, Mariveles, Balanga, Dinalupihan, Orion, and Orani held the graduations at Barangay Poblacion Covered Court in Morong, Llamas Elementary School in Mariveles, Tenejero Elementary School in Balanga, Hermosa National High School, 4J Trucking Compound in Orion, and Orani Gymnasium, respectively.

Volunteer teachers and teacher aides who are members of the Church Of Christ facilitated the eight-week classes of the enrollees.

“The activity aims to prepare the children for their formal schooling. This is a great help to parents because the children had advance learning even before their kindergarten level,” Jhon Dalle Roque, a teacher aide from Morong area, explained. “We prepared for this activity through lesson plans and printing of modules for the kids. We thank our Lord God in helping us to succeed in this endeavor,” he added.

Parents expressed appreciation of the Church’s program that provided knowledge to their children in academics.

“I know that it’s for the betterment of my child to participate in this program and this became her foundation for schooling,” said Carissa Camacho, a Buklod member from the Local Congregation of Maligaya.

The graduates were joyful for their achievement. Maria Casey Camacho, a graduate said, “I’m happy to study in SPKP. I learned many things such as reading vowels, writing my name, and coloring.” — With reports from INC News Section