A nationwide run will be mounted on January 13, 2013 for the benefit thousands of Filipino school children, who have yet to have classrooms where they could effectively listen to their teachers and learn lessons.
“Run for 10” will be staged for the benefit of TEN Moves!, the social mobilization campaign of Bayanihang Pampaaralan that seeks to raise funds for the construction of 10,000 classrooms nationwide by encouraging individuals to donate Php 10.00 everyday for 10 months or a lump sum of Php 3,000.00.
In Metro Manila, Run for 10 will stat off at the Ayala Triangle Gardens, Makati City, with 2.5 km, 5 km and 10 km race distances. Simultaneous runs will also be held in at least 10 other key areas nationwide such as Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Cbu, Dipolog, Dumaguete, Legazpi, Pampanga, Tarlac, Zamboanga and Zamboanga Sibugay.
“Run for 10 is a way for us to significantly ramp up support and donations for TEN moves. Through this event, we hope to attract more and more Filipinos, specially the younger ones, to be part of our advocacy of helping build classrooms and a brighter future for school children”, explains Rapa Lopa – Executive Director for the Philippine Business for Social Progress and one of the primary movers of TEN Moves!.
“Since we launched in October 2011, TEN Moves! and its mother campaign, Bayanihang Pampaaralan, have raised for nearly 3,000 classrooms. While our collective efforts to date have been commendable, we still have a long way to go in reaching our goal of 10,000 classrooms and we are finding ways to reach our goal within two years since launching. Through Run for 10, we hope to be able to create more awareness and generate more anticipation for this cause”, said by Mario Deriquito – Senior Director of Ayala Foundation and another primary mover of TEN Moves!
Run for 10 expects to gather 2,500 Filipinos in Metro Manila alone who will lace up their running shoes and make their move for education. The Department of Education, a key partner in the TEN Moves! advocacy, welcomes the initiative.
“Ten Moves! has shown to us just what the Filipino youth can do. Run for 10 further harnesses their energy and desire to make the Philippines a better place to live and learn. With everyone’s participation, we are confident that we can finally resolve the classroom backlog by 2013 and provide adequate facilities for students everywhere”, explains Br. Armin Luistro FSC – Secretary of the Department of Education.
All registration fees for Run for 10 will go to TEN Moves! The registration fees are as follows:
- 2.5 km – Php200
- 5 km – Php400
- 10 km – Php500
To register, interested individuals may visit The T-Shirt Project branches located in Glorietta, Trinoma and Market! Market! Registration starts on December 20, 2012. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.tenmoves.org.
For further inquiries, please contact TEN Moves Secretariat at (632) 752-1061 or you can check out their Facebook and Twitter accounts.