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NASA specialists reach out to public schoolchildren
2010 Bb. Pilipinas World Czarina Gatbonton assisted the Pizza Hut team in distributing food to the indigent kids during the “Reaching for Your Stars” program held recently at the Ali Mall Activity Area. The program aims to encourage school children to reach for their dreams despite poverty. Two NASA specialists were present to provide inspirational and educational demonstrations to the kids. The event was made possible by the Asia Society Philippine Foundation, Inc. and the Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BPCI).
Two mission specialists from the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) recently visited Ali Mall in Araneta Center to provide inspiration to 200 indigent children. The event, made possible by the Asia Society Philippine Foundation, Inc. and the Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BPCI), is part of an outreach program called “Reaching for Your Star”.
Sabrina Singh, NASA astronaut trainer, and Adam Gilmore, NASA lead engineer for space shuttle systems, lead the activities in line with the program’s goal of encouraging school children to reach for their dreams despite life’s challenges. Joining the NASA specialists were Bb. Pilipinas World Czarina Gatbonton and Bb. Pilipinas 1st runner-up Diane Necio. The beauty queens helped provide inspiration to the children in accordance with BPCI’s own mission to support indigent members of society.
The two NASA specialists also visited various public schools in disaster-stricken areas in Metro Manila to give inspirational talks and space related interactive demonstrations to students. Singh and Gilmore are both active members of the Asia21 Young Leaders Group known for doing advocacy work in youth leadership and education. They had recently done a similar outreach for school children in Nepal.
Pizza Hut likewise continues to demonstrate its support for the inspiration and motivation of young children through its "Book It!" program – a reading and comprehension activity that aims to motivate children in the early stage to read more and have better comprehension skills.