Math Camp Completion 2021

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Year 2 was filled with blessings!

June 1, 2021

Sweet victory in the Lord was how we describe God’s many gifts to us in the past school year (SY 2020-2021). Great is the Lord and worthy to be praised! As March 2020 unfolded, and our students continued to process the many lessons they learned from their enterprise learning visit to Baker’s Counter http://(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3Gb94o5pMU&t=429), President Duterte locked down Metro Manila.  The school closed so suddenly and there was no time to prepare. Like the rest of the country, we had thought Covid-19 was confined to Wuhan, China.

We quickly restructured during the lockdown

We spent the first two weeks waiting for the plague to go away,  but the lockdown stretched on, and on. By mid-April 2020, we noted that many schools, particularly those overseas, had already moved their schooling online.  We had to learn to do this quickly!!! Exploring a number of options was the only way to deal with the reality of OBCCS remaining closed for at least a whole year. Otherwise, our teachers would be out of job, and we would be at a loss what to say to our host of donors, both great and small, who had supported our move to a new community. We had shown our commitment in 2019 by continuing to operate with five teachers and two staff support with only an equal number of paying students! Now, we needed to trust God for how how He would have us serve His people during the pandemic. What was clear was that families needed help in keeping children occupied and learning at home, and not miss a whole year of learning.  So we did what God would have us do with the assets we had. We built on several strengths we already had. Naging maagap, pinahalagahan ang angking yaman at naging masigasig kami sa gitna ng mga hamong kinaharap. We saw we had Internet Connection, teachers had one computer or laptop to work with, and we had the curriculum, so we put our basic elearning knowhow to good use. We quickly restructured and connecting ourselves remotely- some in Rodriguez, others in Quezon City, Bulacan and Agusan del Sur for online teaching and learning. Having quickly connected with the DepEd, we reshaped our school calendar in keeping with guidelines for distance learning and learning continuity. By June 2020 we were ready with our revised curriculum for online learning. We explored a number of e-learning platforms and meeting applications. During the first month of the new school year, we used NeoLMS as learning platform, but upon experiencing the convenience of Google Classroom, which was granted for free by Google to the school as a PCNC accredited institution, the Faculty voted to shift to the latter. The parents also confirmed that they found Google classroom more user friendly.

The year in review

May 2020We explored alternative modalities:  online,  printed modules only,  blended, homeschooling, Two teachers resigned. Three teachers remained motivated to proceed with the mission. We reported developments to the members in a General Assembly. We tried to engage other stakeholders to help in the work.
June 2020We launched an online school! We applied and got support from Google. We attended various webinars to help us with e teaching and learning. We got our DepEd permits and started promoting our school on multiple channels.
July 2020We collected online materials and games. We launched a series of posts on  FB so that families in search of a Christian online school would know about us. We conducted a series of Parent Orientation Seminars to recruit students
August 2020Makabayan Month. We commenced the school year on August 2, 2020, right on schedule.
September 2020Masigasig Month. The Faculty commenced Teacher Learning Sessions every Saturday
October 2020May Pagkukusa Month We commenced Creative Problem Solving sessions by Oct 23. We also had a Live Forum with Dr. Domingo E. Ganzon, MD-Oncologist, who spoke on the   topic: Are Computers bad for our Kid’s Health? Ina Precy Jiongco Torres taught on  Prayer
November 2020Malikhain Month Savings MonthVirtual Clay Moulding Session with Kuya Ferdie Gedalanga, Nov. 27
December 2020Maagap Month. Virtual Christmas Party. Smallest Christmas Belen Contest. Dental Hygiene Webinar with Dra. Lilian A. Gomez, Dec 11
ANSWERED PRAYER !!!!
CECILEVILLE REALTY AND SERVICE CORPORATION donated (P5M) funds to the school. We utilized the funds to payoff the property, which is now fully titled to the school. We were able to pay for Architectural services so we can build a second floor !!!. We targeted to complete requirements for K-12 classrooms before August 2021.
January 2021Maka-Diyos Month
Bible Quiz Film /Showing 2nd Quarter Examination
February2021Matapat Month
DepEd released our Permits for Grades 8-9 for SY2020-2021, We enlisted all our transfer students in the upper grades in the LIS
March2021Makatotohanang Pagkilala sa Sarili Month
Foundation Week/Science WeekVideo Showing about Covid-193rd Quarter Examination,
April 2021May Pagpapahalaga sa Oras at Angking Yaman Month
Art Month, Virtual Visit to an Art Museum
May 2021`Mabunga Month/Entrep Month
Decision to hold a Math Camp to address issues.
ANOTHER ANSWERED PRAYER !!!
Another Foundation, which prefers to remain anonymous, added funds so that the school’s dream of having complete classroom facilities will be realized, hopefully this year. We thank the Lord for His abundant grace and mercy. This inspires us to continue the mission.
June 2021Mahusay Awards
Academic and Character Awards were during Virtual Recognition Rite held on June 5, 2021.
Year in Review 2020-2021
This year in photos

Parents’ Orientation Meeting SY 2020-2021

Dr Anji Resurreccion will present the online and modular program offerings of OBCCS via Zoom on July 7 at 4 pm. Those who might be busy and miss this day and yet want to pose questions and hear answers real time can still join another scheduled meeting on July 9, also at 4 pm

Those who wish to attend may please sign up through this form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScuRSW4eICz1owdPbRGmwlT1YUA9hOkY_C-SWVDYsflYYumyw/viewform?embedded=true

Our First Year in Rodriguez

Photo of OBCCS Association Members taken December 2019.

The Lord is faithful !

It is my joy as President of the Board of Trustees to honor God by presenting highlights of our school’s accomplishments to all our stakeholders. School operations in Year 1 increased our faith tremendously .

Construction of Temporary Facility 

By end of June 2019, the school finished complying with City Hall and DepEd IVA requirements for our new school. Architect Dan Valenzuela and HLSF Construction (owned by  Mr and Mrs Herbert Argosino), both members  of the Gospel of Christ Family Church,  worked together to equip our facility with 10 classrooms.   The DepEd permit allowed us to offer Kindergarten to Grade 7 programs for School Year  2019-2020.   The temporary facility was made possible by Mr and Mrs Castillo, former members of the OB Christian Community Church, who strongly believe and support our mission for Christian enterprise education .

Number of  Students 

This year’s  enrolment added a total of 30 students to the list of young people served by OBCCS up to 2020.  The total number  now stands at 3704 boys and girls we have served since 1987. Among our current 30 students, only 7 are in the paying category, and 23 are on full scholarship as beneficiaries under the Alternative Learning System. It was essential that we continued to operate this year to retain our PCNC donee status, which makes donations to the school 100% tax deductible. Please pray that we will get at least 50 students by July this year. We will limit students to a maximum of 100.

Report on Donations Received

Total cash donations from 2015 January -2020 March PhP 4,525,905.50
Total number of cash donors = 134

It may be noted from the chart below that in the past, particularly in Year 2017, most donations went to school operations because of the steep rise in renting our previous premises in Tandang Sora . In 2017, Rogan Builders donated the funds to obtain the titled property in Amityville. I am happy to report that from 2018 to the present, most donations had gone directly to beneficiaries in the form of scholarships.

List of Cash Donors (in alphabetical order)

Agluba, Rowena 
Agosto, Grace 
Akihiro Nishi Kawa
Alconga, Timothy 
Alen, Linda 
Alvarez, Joy 
Anderson , John & Abby 
Anna Manila
17 Anonymous donors
Aquino, Edna 
Aquino, Mave
Arzadon, Mercedes
Bajaro Emmanuel
Bajaro Farm
Bajaro, Bubbles
Bajaro, Darryl & Marjorie
Balgos, Val 
Balgos, Vanjo  
Baquet, James & Lila 
Bauca, Ma. Elena
Baysic , Richmiel 
Beldia, Twink 
Beldia, Gail 
Blas, Mary Alyssah Gabrielle
Blaze & Burgeon 
Brillante, Eman 
Bringas, Dolly
Bulacan Faithful
C Mungcal Engineering
Camacho Nicolette
Canela Ed and Glo
Capacia , Ella Mae Safura Gentiles
Capacio, Nuella
Cecileville Realty & Service Corp.
Celebrity Sports Plaza, Inc
Christ Compassionate Church
Cipriano, Lucia P. 
Cobb, Hazel 
Conte, Ning
Corpen, Teresa
Cruz,  Lilibeth
Cruz, Alvin
Dasalla, Antonio & Luz
De la Rosa, Nelson & Cecile
Dy, Roseann 
Dynamo Trucking
EA Aurelio Landscape Architects 
Eads, Nathalia (NRE, USA)
Earthdrill Geosystem Inc.
Enriquez, Hiro & Kenji
Fine Line Christian Center 
Floodgates of Heaven 
Flores ,Dianne 
Garcia, Edmundo
Garde, Melvin
Getz Pharma (Phils.), Inc. 
Hipolito, Jose & Victoria 
His Dwelling  Place  Ministries 
House, Elaine Fishcher
HLSF Construction Supply
Indiegogo
Isabel Cortes Art Class
Itao, Gamaliel , MTC
Lavador, Serenidad 
Lazo, Lucita
Lim, Belen & Robert 
Lozada, Baldemor & Sanchez
LSD Enterprise

Luces, Trina
Manas, Catherine 
Manas, Neph
Maranan, Janet Santiago 
Mathahankadie
Maximo , Eufronio 
Maximo, Erwin Jason 
Maximo, Felicisimo 
Mendoza, Maxine
Mendoza, Niña Svetlana M.
 Mevec Corp
Nario, Loida 
Nian, Janice Miguel
NSTP c/o Dr Vicki Jardiolin, UPD
OBCC Church ( Anonymous Donors)
OBCCS  Parents (Across Years)
OBCCS Students  (Across Years)
OBCCS Teachers’ Projects
Opina, Daniel 
Opina, Jimmy 
Opina, Luz 
Opina, Malou 
Pacantara, Berna 
Pacantara, Bryan
Pacapat, Annadonna
Pacapat, Regina
Parents’ Orientation Meeting
Parents’ Seminar
Passion For Perfection Inc. 
Pingsvil Corp 
Quintinita, Len 
Rapha Health 
Reblora Caesar R
Regala, Maritess M. 
Resurreccion, Anji Milcah
Resurreccion, Hannah
Resurreccion, Lyra
Resurreccion, Fiel
Resurreccion-Gutierrez, Irene
Resurreccion, Jose Israel
Resurreccion, Rene Mikhael 
Resurreccion-Buendia, Violet
Reyes, Patricia
Rogan Builders
Sabarez, Christopher
Sabarez, Dorothy
Sabarez, Faustino
Sabarez, Marilita 
Salonga, Justine 
Samoy, Arnel and Eden 
San Diego, Beth
San Diego, David
Santanina, Taria
Sarmiento, Jaylene
Seisa, Trecia 
Sia, Chanel
Sy, Lily 
Tan, Grace 
Taylor, Karen 
Tuazon, Christina 
Tuazon, Gideon
Tuazon, Renato  
 Uy, Filipina M 
Valenzuela, Dan & Emily
Vargas, Rosalina
Velasco, Theresa Ferreras 
Victory Group 
Zeon

How Other Community Members Contributed

  • Old Balara Christian Community Church Inc           Trustees, Members
  • Philippine Council for NGO Certification                   Accreditation
  • Gerardo & Anicia Castillo                                              Temporary Facility
  • AMH Philippines, Inc                                                     Geotechnical Services
  • Architect Danilo Valenzuela                                         Architectural Services
  • Architect Chito Granda                                                  Architectural Services
  • Architect Thomas Bautista                                           Architectural Services
  • Anthony Manas                                                              Engineering Services
  • Gospel of Christ Family Church                                   Prayers, Member donations
  • Mt Zion Chosen Generation Church                           Prayers, Promotion of ALS
  • Torre Family                                                                  Basketball Court
  • ADFEC                                                                           Networking
  • Caritax Philippines                                                        Crowdfunding                           
  • Markneel Balgos                                                           Website design & newsletter
  • Emma Uy                                                                       Sample uniforms
  • Small Enterprises Research & Development Foundation (SERDEF) Sponsorship

2019 Highlights

Foundation Day Enterprise Visit
https://www.youtube.com/watchv=J3Gb94o5pMU&fbclid=IwAR2cSLPGljU92QGyxWPVa1j3be9Gq12_vanQqplXVX907DTOSMIrdeUXxOo

Scholars in the Alternative Learning System (ALS) Program

Soap making https://www.facebook.com/obccs/photos/ms.c.eJw9jkESwDAIAn~;UQTQa~;v~_xTk3jdQdYrIpc2JV0BfKxBuakkOD~_Aba0iuU1iQa5B9A7Ab8gzobdDYM3WFMxfVqvmA11wu1qhaOdY0BXNBZUJ0xTqd7ISXj0U3G0cbR6AZ4qM28~-.bps.a.1772250836239410/1772250876239406/?type=3&theater

Savings Account Opening

Photos can be viewed in our FB site and embedded in our promo video
https://www.facebook.com/obccs/videos/208628557192058/

Donors and friends, the above report is to let you know where and how your support was utilized to empower our identified beneficiaries. We pray that we can continue to work together to get more deserving underprivileged children into our classrooms. May the Lord increase our harvest of enterprising Christian young people in Year 2 !

Prepared April 2020
Angelita B. Resurreccion, Ph.D.
BOT President

Praises and Prayers (January 2020)

PRAISES

-Praise God for our new home in Rodriguez, Rizal, and for our temporary shelter
-Praise God for seven Grade 7 students, and 22 ALS students for this term
-Praise God for the successful activities and school events (school dedication, educational trips and family bonding, tree planting, entrepreneurship month, setting up bank accounts for the students, Christmas party)
-Praise God for providing us a school court near the school
-Praise God for the continuous provision and generous donations from donors
-Praise God for the progress for the school building construction

PRAYERS

-Pray that the Lord will provide us additional classrooms to accommodate more students
-Pray that the Lord will increase the number of students and expand the grade levels
-Pray that we may raise more funds for the school building construction
-Pray that we may gather more sponsors for the school
-Pray that we may continue to share Christ in the community and serve the community through enterprising education
-Pray that we may establish a Senior High School program for the next term

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PCNC Accreditation

OB Christian Community School, Inc. (OBCCS) was formally accredited by Philippine Council For NGO Certification (PCNC) as a donee institution. This was affirmed after PCNC presented the certificate to OBCCS’ Board of Trustees Chairperson Angelita Resurreccion on September 27, 2018, where the certification is valid until September 26, 2021.

          In a statement from the school’s official Facebook page, OBCCS said “We passed strict standards of PCNC for good governance, management and accountability… The Lord has heard our prayers, He proves Himself faithful all the time!”

          An accreditation from the PCNC is needed in order to become a donee institution, where an NGO such as OBCCS could receive tax-deductible donations from any individual or group that wishes to support the said organization. Applying for accreditation from PCNC takes a long and difficult process, and getting the donee status could give a huge boost in receiving donations to fund the construction of a new school building and provide scholarships to the students.

          We encourage everyone to partner with us in prayer and in financial support. You can check our prayer requests from our newsletter. All donations to the school will be counted as tax credits. For donations, you may email us at bot.obccs@gmail.com.

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A Community School for the Underprivileged

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”

Chinese Proverb

This popular quote expresses our belief in both the importance of education as well as the need for lessons to be practical and relevant. Hence, we ensure that our brand of education responds to the needs of individuals and their community.

          OB Christian Community School (OBCCS), a small school in Rodriguez, Rizal, takes part in community development by providing an enterprise-focused education. Even as a small school, OBCCS has endeavored in the last 33 years to have permanent impact on lives of students through its unique, engaging, and practical program.

          According to Angelita Resurreccion , the school’s founder, the goal of the school is to reach out to underprivileged children, provide a contextualized and relevant education program, and make Christ known to people through its services .

      “Development must be holistic – the family, school, church, and the physical community must work together to develop a better society,” teacher Anji added. “Through OBCCS, we can develop a Christian enterprising society in this community,” she said.

        Students are taught to be active participants in community development. The school adopts a curriculum that focuses on teaching Biblical values and entrepreneurship, to complement the core curriculum required by the Department of Education (DepEd). The school is known for its BEST (Building Enterprising Society Today) curriculum, an enterprise education approach which was a product of an action research together with the Small Enterprises Research and Development Foundation. Through SERDEF, the school produced learning materials and approaches designed to address the needs of students from urban-poor communities within the context of a basic education program. The idea is to produce young people who know how to learn and excel in any field – whether academics, workplace or enterprise.

          This promising school conquered many challenges in the last five years, such as accreditation, infrastructure, management, and financial support. Responses to those challenges resulted in the school’s relocation from Old Balara in Quezon City to Amityville in San Jose, Rodriguez, Rizal The school has had to start from scratch in the new location. Teachers now need to travel from Quezon City to Rizal in order to teach around 30 students, most of whom are in the Alternative Learning System (ALS) program. OBCCS is currently praying for provisions towards the construction of a DepEd compliant facility. Once fully DepEd-recognized, the school can concentrate on teaching and contextualizing its curriculum to the reality in Rodriguez .

          In conquering the challenges of relocation, the school was blessed with miraculous events since 2015. It obtained accreditation from the Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC) attesting to the worthiness of our cause to deserve support from the public, as well as obtaining permit extensions from the DepEd NCR. God provided us with generous donors, foremost of which were Rogan Builders, Getz Pharma Corporation, HLSF Construction, Rapha Health and Passion for Perfection. We found an ideal property in Rodriguez, located beside Mt Zion church. We finished building our temporary facility in June, with the help of many friends from different communities who believe in our advocacy. We have committed and dedicated Christians working in the Faculty, led by a functioning Board of Trustees. We thank our numerous individual supporters and donors who made all these possible. Only the teachers are paid at the school, everyone else works on a voluntary basis. We all draw our motivation from God, whose miracles confirmed that the transplanting of our school to Rodriguez was according to His will.

          OBCCS continues to live by God’s grace through faithful partnerships with the community, the local church, our teachers, students’ parents, our private sector donors, and friends . We thank the members of Old Balara Christian Community, particularly those who set up the school in order to do unto others what other Christians did to help them follow the way of Jesus. Together, we are fulfilling the vision of building a functioning Christian community that helps through education. It is our dream to serve a thousand students every year in this community, training them in academics (DepEd) and practical life skills (TESDA and Agri-business courses) for building sustainable and resilient families and communities. We have a long way to go as of now.

You can help us educate more young people, particularly those who find going to (and remaining in ) school difficult. Pray for us, promote us to those who can help, volunteer your services, or else donate to supporting our cause.

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