By Corazon Mendoza
The author, from Dumalinao, Zamboanga del Sur, is a teacher in Zamboanga del Sur National High School, (ZSNHS), Pagadian City . There's also a picture of the school emblem there]. She grew up in what was then a Columban parish and worked for many years in Columban parishes, often in dangerous situations.
October 2007 I thought of asking the students in my Values Education classes to start giving 25 cents everyday for the poor. The ‘poor' I had in mind were students who can't pay their tuition fees before final examinations, when students are required to clear school obligations.
Simple and clear explanation of the purpose