Pag-iribang Bicolnon sa Bulacan, Inc. (PBBI), is a non-profit and non-government organization aims to help Bicolanos living in the province of Bulacan, particularly in the municipality of Balagtas. I am presently the acting secretary of the said organization. Our school principal who elected last 2013 as the new presid
ent of PBBI, assigned me as the acting secretary. The PBBI organized several activities, projects and events already for PBBI Members. I think what I liked the most is this recent project that we organized with the help of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Guiguinto, Bulacan. I am happy to be part of this project. Glad I am involved in this project and one of the
October 8, 2016 is the first day of the 10 days or 80 hours skills training program. PBBI members children and relatives took part on this project. The instructor from TESDA taught them how to bake cookies and pastries. The participants are mothers and the young ones who wants to gain skills that eventually will help them or give them the opportunity to get a job or income. After this 80 hours skills training with TESDA, the participants will receive NC II Certificate in Cookery. This is such a great project for the PBBI Organization, after this we will organize another project which is a Dental and Medical Mission with the help of other Bulacan organizations and the provincial and local government. I was able to taste the fruits of the labor of the following participants and the products they made are all delicious and tasty. By that, they can make those cookies and sell them especially this yuletide season as Christmas gifts, they just need to do a beautiful packaging for their future products. Looking forward to post more about the progress of this skills training in cookery.
I wrote this blog to share my thoughts and insights about the behaviour and personality of the young generations of today. I am working in a school, though I am not a Teacher. However, I still encountered those students and interact with them and also had a chance to observed their behaviours and actions. My sister who is a teacher from elementary to high school in the same educational institution I am working with, always talks about her students behaviours from the bad and good and how was her day spending time with her students teaching them.
Unfortunately, some of the students in the school I am working or should I say a lot of them has behavioural and attitude problems. Most of them are High School Students particularly most are boys. They’ve done a lot of major and minor offenses from cheating, bullying, gambling and etc. Oh my God! They did a lot of crazy things and the worst they keep doing it and never afraid of disciplinary action that will give to them.
Students of today are so lucky because it is easy to study now. Most of things they need are already there. With the help of modern technology searching is easy, in just a click all the information they need for their assignment will pop up on their computer screen. Before, you need to go to library searching for the things you need. Life is so easy for students of today. However, some of the students don’t appreciate things given to them. It seems a lot of students these days are lazy in terms of school but if you would ask them about social media, games, gadgets and boyfriend and girlfriend thing they are much more interested. Note I am not telling in general because still there are students who are responsible and upright.
I don’t understand why these students act that way. Maybe because when I was a student I’ve never done those things or got involved in any school misdemeanours. We are five siblings all of us never gave our parents and our teachers headache when we were a students. Seeing those students and knowing the things that they’ve done at school. I ask myself why these students act that way. I know there are reasons behind it.
Our School Principal and our school Team Leaders are in-charge of guidance and counselling. They encountered resentment from students and parents on the sanctions given. The worst case is a parent filed a complaint at the Department of Education. It is so hard to be a teacher, teaching while at the same time trying to discipline them in good deed sometimes misinterpreted by students and parents. There are few who don’t appreciate the value of teachers.
Sadly, most of the students that are involved in different kinds of offenses are those who have problems at home and the environment they live. Almost everyday students commit offenses at school and they will do it again and again, as if there is nothing bad with what they are doing. The worst case that is happening today is student offenders bullying their classmates. A young grade 6 student died because of bullying. Her classmates pushed her on a stone wall and she had blood clot in the brain that caused of her death. Hopefully, it won’t happen in the school I am working on and also it won’t happen again anywhere.
The youth needs a good parental guidance. Parents also should guide and keep asking their children. Maybe, there is something that your child or children going through and they need proper guidance. Parents should be aware of their children feelings and happenings in their life.
REJECTION I experienced it a lot of times, started at my childhood days. I remember when I was a kid I was least favorite in the family. My parents are just only one who appreciates me. I’ve been criticized because I’m not an honor student like what my cousins had achieved.
Remembering those memories always made me cry. They don’t know how hurt I am by those comparison, rejection and criticism. I remember those days that I will just go to my room and cry. Listening to Avril Lavigne song Nobody’s Home and Simple Plan Welcome to my Life lessen my pain a bit.
Rejection from those people is the reason why I am introvert, why I am afraid of challenge, why I am lacking in self-esteem. I am afraid to try something. I am afraid because I felt I can’t do that. Rejection that cause my depression that led in being unsuccessful.
I’ve experienced different kinds of rejection. Rejection by my relatives. Rejection when I was applying for job before. It’s hard but I was able to overcome all of it by God and my parents guidance and love.
I can’t say that I am successful now, however I felt I am. My parents and siblings are my success. They are the reason why I still fighting in this what we called life. God’s guidance and hope makes me feel strong to move on and go forward.
Although still struggling right now. I am hoping for a much better future without rejection. God please help me always. Guide may way and lighten up my mind.