Another school year has passed. Field team members are again working diligently accepting and evaluating candidates. Thank you field team for your generosity in giving a slice of your precious time in making this process happen for SASAi.
We are hopeful that our scholar takes full advantage of the generosity of all who donate to the SAS Ai scholarship fund. It is a good program. The best among the many being offered in Tagudin right now. The big difference that sets SAS Ai's program apart from all other scholarship programs is their integrity. This is the main reason why we support the mission of SAS Ai.
I believe that in donating to the SAS Ai scholarship fund I am helping send a promising student through high school at SAS. I have no reason to doubt this because SAS Ai is a very excellently run organization. The volunteers are all professionals.
SAS Ai, Inc. runs the most effective scholarship program to SAS, bar none. We are sponsoring one student because we believe that SAS is a good school and also that SAS Ai will make sure that our scholar is doing his schoolwork. We are very committed to supporting SAS Ai's mission.
My family is sponsoring one student. Coming from the Philippines I know how hard life is when you are poor. There are no jobs to be had, and if there are jobs they do not pay much. SAS Ai does an excellent job at running their scholarship program. Rather than singlehandedly help one student by sending them to school, I like to work through SAS Ai because they keep track of the student's progress. For example, I know how my scholar is doing in school because SAS Ai keeps me apprised. My investment is good.
SAS Ai, Inc. is by far the best organization to run a scholarship program. They practice transparency in their business transactions. SAS Ai has integrity. Since their inception they have never stopped helping our bright kids who come from poor families get a good high school education at SAS. I am a graduate of St Augustine School and I know it is the best private school in the province of Ilocos Sur. SAS Ai provides these kids a rare opportunity to get a high school education. For these reasons I support what SAS Ai is doing wholeheartedly.
My husband and I have always believed in that education is freedom. We grew up poor and know exactly what it is like to not be able to afford school. This is why we believe that through the efforts of SAS Ai we can help these bright kids make something out of their lives. We are invested in supporting SAS Ai's mission.
I cannot give very much but what I can afford to give I give it because of these poor kids who are trying so hard to get off the poverty train through education. I am an old man and I see many kids just hanging out aimlessly. I wonder if they know the value of a good high school education. It seems to me that SAS Ai has a good mission and that is to help these bright kids who come from poor families get a good high school education. I will continue to support this SAS Ai mission because I believe that through education we can have better members of community and better citizens.
When we donated to the SAS Ai scholarship fund, we were thinking about the bright kids who were wanting to attend high school. We see many kids who take high school for granted and drop out. These kids that Mr Buenavista's organization is helping seem to be motivated to finish high school. They are also very bright and full of potential. It is unfortunate that their families cannot finance their schooling. But this is where we come in. We want to support these kids because we know that education is freedom.
We feel that SAS Ai is the best organization to provide such a scholarship assistance to those bright kids who come from poor families. Their selling point is the their locally based Field Team that takes care of the scholars while they attend school. Most entities that grant scholarship assistance do not check up on the students throughout the school year. SAS Ai stays with the students all they way to graduation. This tells us that our donation is not wasted and is put to good use.
My heart goes out to the bright kids who come from poor families and who would very much like to complete their high school at a private school, namely SAS. My monetary donation was totally intended to help send one of these kids to high school. I have the utmost appreciation for Catholic schools specially the missionary schools in the Philippines because they have a solidly academic curriculum with the added spiritual dimension. When I was in the military I was stationed in the Philippines and I know first hand how hard life can be in the Philippines. I only hope for the best for the kids and if I may put in a plug for the SAS Ai organization - they are the best at implementing such a scholarship assistance program.
A fellow Knight in our Knights of Columbus council, brother Tom Buenavista explained to us in one of our council meetings about kids who are bright and promising but because they come from very poor families they cannot afford to attend high school at St Augustine School. He further explained that these families have to live with less than $1167 USD a year. I thought I'd channel some of my charitable contributions for such a worthy cause. I grew up in a poor family and I know what it's like to go to bed hungry. Judging from the character of Mr Buenavista, who is the VP of SAS Ai, Inc. I have only the highest admiration for their mission. I encourage all generous folks out there to consider supporting SAS Ai, Inc.
I have contributed to this non-profit organization and I am very impressed with their dedication to their cause. They make sure that the scholars are mentored and provided with the necessary guidance throughout the school year. This is my second year of sponsoring a scholar and what I also like about SAS Ai is that they keep and maintain their website with up-to-date news about the scholars' activities and progress. I would recommend this organization to anyone who have the means to contribute in sending needy and bright students to school to get a quality education. I wish SAS Ai all the success!
There are many ways we can help those who are in need. We can donate food, services, and even give financial help. But there is a group with a unique approach at charitable works. They are the St Augustine School Alumni International, Inc. nonprofit corporation (SAS Ai, Inc. for short). SAS Ai believes that education is freedom. With education people can transcend the limitations imposed by poverty, go find gainful employment beyond geographical boundaries, and become productive members of society. SAS Ai funds the high school education of bright, academically strong, and motivated kids who come from very poor families through their scholarship funds. SAS Ai solicits gifts and donations from the general public and being a 501(c)(3) public charity organization, donations are tax deductible. To date SAS Ai has 22 scholars in all high school grade levels in its rolls. These students perform well scholastically and are in the honor rolls at year's end. SAS Ai covers per student the main tuition, books, lab fees, athletic wear, shoes, socks, school supplies, and Internet Cafe dues with the computer time used for research. As one of the donors to the mission of SAS Ai, I am very pleased with the way with which the scholarship funds are managed, disbursed and raised. All who work in the daily operations of SAS Ai are volunteers and do not receive any financial remuneration. Working in SAS Ai is purely a labor of charity for the sake of these kids who come from very poor families who would otherwise not have an opportunity at a secondary education. I am proud to nominate SAS Ai, Inc. as my favorite nonprofit charity organization.