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Walking for ANCOP Scholars
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

UNLIKE the previous ANCOP Global Walks (AGW), the sun was high up in the sky during this year’s AGW, not only in Metro Manila, but in the other parts of the globe where walks were also held. CFC Florida reported a downpour before gun start, but the rains brought out not only a rainbow shooting from the ground, but a cool climate definitely conducive for a 5-kilometer walk.


Such was the scenario all over the world last Sunday, August 15, which made it possible for thousands of walkers to converge at the various walk points, even in the wee hours of the morning, and to walk for the 1,500 scholars of the ANCOP Global Walk.


In Metro Manila, the twelve sectors gathered at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City as early as 4:00 AM. In the Philippine provinces, walkers from Batangas, Misamis Oriental, Zamboanga Del Sur, Sorsogon, Quirino, Isabela, Rizal, Pampanga, Tarlac, Palawan, Cebu, Laguna, Oriental Mindoro, Bulacan, Camarines Norte, La Union, Bacolod City, Masbate, Lanao del Norte, Dumaguete, Samar, Bataan, Albay, Quezon, Agusan del Norte, Compostela Valley, Iloilo, Zambales, Davao, Negros Occidental, to name a few, were likewise raring to walk for their respective AGW scholars. Some provinces, particularly Masbate and Apayao, opted to walk earlier.


Some of the countries that walked with the Philippines were Israel, Italy, Lebanon, the Federated States of Micronesia, USA, Canada, Singapore, UK, and Switzerland.


Now on its fifth year, the ANCOP Global Walk aims to create awareness about CFC ANCOP’s initiatives on education and to raise funds in order to help send children from under-privileged families to school. To date, the AGW has 804 scholars in college/ vocational-technical school, 375 in high school and 335 through elementary school. This year’s walk will not only sustain the needs of these scholars; hopefully, through the new partners and supporters, more will be added to the number of children the AGW will send to school next school year.


The ANCOP Global Walk is one of the initiatives of CFC ANCOP in order to encourage more individuals to participate in the Child Sponsorship Program. The Child Sponsorship Program is a one-to-one sponsorship that provides for education assistance, health and medical care, values formation and spiritual enhancement, as well as parent involvement and partnership to support the child’s education. (CFC Docu Team)


Photo credits: signalFire, Joey Tomas, John Paolo Bautista, Romeo Medina; photos from Provincial and Global AGWs taken from Facebook.




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