Thursday, May 27, 2010
May 25, 2010 * Atlanta, GA
Governor Sonny Perdue, community organization members and leaders gathered at the North Wing of State Capitol for the official proclaimation of May as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. Through the leadership of Dr. Josephine Tan, Chair of Asian American Commission for a New Georgia Community and Economic Development, a brief ceremony and a reception was held to honor Asian American's consistent contribution in the United States throughout its history. Today, Asian American population in Georgia continues to rise and becoming more actively involved as stake holders of a better and diverse community.
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Queen of Angels' annual book donation to benefit children of South Cotabato and Sarangani Province in Mindanao
Sue Van Rooyen, Media Specialist and Maureen Harkins, Media Assistant
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May 19, 2010 Roswell, GA
Queen of Angels Catholic School's annual "Book Swop" project was another success. Through its 4-year long partnership with Galing Foundation, Inc. the educational books are made available to children of South Cotabato and Sarangani Province in Mindanao. "It gives us great pleasure and great delight to help young upcoming readers in the hopes of making them fluent in English and become lifelong readers and lovers of books."- S. Van Rooyen
GFI wish to thank the families of Queen of Angels, Sue Van Rooyen (Media Specialist), Maureen Harkins ( Media Assistant), Julie Smith (Curriculum Director)and Sandra Spaeth (Administrative)
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Tuesday, May 18, 2010
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May 17, 2010 * Norcross, GA
Galing Foundation, Inc. ships its 125th balikbayan box of educational resource material to benefit Kipalkuda Elementary School in Mindanao, a 2009 library fund recipient from the provincial office of Sarangani Province.
Through GFI's Atlanta Community Partnership Program on public library assistance promoting English and functional literacy in rural areas of the Philippines, the educational resource materials were donated by members of Cross of Life Lutheran Church in Roswell, GA and shipment was funded by Sachi Koto Communications, Inc.
Special thanks to Brian Burtnik of Manila Mart & MMW Logistics Balikbayan Box Service.
For more information on GFI Mindanao Outreach, please visit http://www.gfimindanao.blogspot.com/
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Monday, May 10, 2010
GSU Asian Studies and Galing Foundation, Inc. co-sponsored by Dept. of Political Science presented "Upcoming Presidential Elections in the Phil...
Ces Alberto, Aries Arugay, Arjho Turner, Dr. Kim Reimann, Dr. Chip Carey, Toni Daya-Luetgers & Dr. Eric Friginal
April 29, 2010
GSU (Georgia State University) Asian Studies Center and Galing Foundation, Inc. co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science at GSU presented "Upcoming Presidential Elections in the Philippines, What is at Stake?" held at the Troy Library, GSU General Bldg.
Panelist were; Henry "Chip" Carey, an Associate Professor in Department of Political Science at GSU who has lived and done research in the Philippines. Eric Friginal, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Linguistics and ESL at GSU and has done extensive research related to call centers located globally, including in the Philippines. Aries Arugay, a Fulbright graduate student in the Department of Political Science at GSU and also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of the Philippines - Diliman. Toni Daya-Luetgers, founder and executive director of the Galing Foundation, a local non-profit organization that promotes education in the Philippines.
Topics presented were "An overview on Philippine politics" by Dr. Carey, "Philippine Presidential Candidates Views on education policy and the importance of English proficiency for international competitiveness by Dr. Friginal, "10 Things to Remember this Election" by Mr. Arugay and "The Filipino community in Atlanta and Georgia" by Ms. Daya-Luetgers.
After the event, Filipino students commented on how they felt they needed to learn about politics in the Philippines. Dr. Kim Reimann, Director of GSU Asian Studies was very pleased with the students' response and thinks there may be some opportunities to do another event next year with the Filipino students organization.
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May 10, 2010 Atlanta, GA
Galing Foundation, Inc. Mindanao Outreach Director, Ms. Arjho C. Turner visits with Philippine Honorary Consul General "Ray" Donato in his office in Buckhead. The purpose of the meeting was to officially inform the consul of her upcoming trip to Sarangani Province and South Cotabato where she will meet with government officials, community leaders and volunteers as well as to visit GFI outreach schools, libraries and a day care center.
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