Bauko, Mountain Province - When Mary Jane Day-asen Aluyen, a grade 1 teacher at Bauko Central School, gifted her graduating students with copies of her book Bauko Through the Years, she knew she was giving them something special. But she had no idea how special it would be.
The book tells the story of Bauko, a small town in Mountain Province, from its earliest days to the present. It includes information about the town's history, culture, and traditions. Aluyen hopes that the book will help her students develop a greater appreciation for their heritage.
"I wanted to give my students something that would help them learn more about Bauko," Aluyen said. "I hope that they will enjoy reading the book and that it will inspire them to learn more about their culture."
The students were thrilled to receive the book. They said that they were excited to learn more about their hometown and that they would definitely read the book.
"I've only just received the book, but I'm really excited to read it," said one student. "I'm looking forward to learning more about my town's history."
Another student said that she was inspired by the book to learn more about her culture. "I've always been interested in our culture, but I've never really had a chance to learn much about it. This book is really helping me to understand my culture better."
Aluyen's gift of books has had a profound impact on her students. They have not only learned more about their hometown, but they have also developed a greater appreciation for their culture and heritage.
Aluyen's story is a heartwarming reminder of the power of education. By giving her students a gift of books, she has helped them to learn more about their heritage and to develop a greater appreciation for their culture.
Aluyen's story is also a reminder of the importance of giving back to our communities. By sharing her knowledge and her love of learning with her students, Aluyen is making a positive impact on the lives of her students and on the community as a whole.
In addition to her work as a teacher, Aluyen is also a published author and a recipient of several awards. In 2021, she was named one of the Most Outstanding Filipino Teachers during the World Education Leaders Summit (WELSA). She is also the composer of the YLS song, which is used by various agencies in conducting Youth Leadership summits in SPGs, SSCs, and secondary schools.
Aluyen's story is an inspiration to teachers and students alike. She is a role model for what it means to be a dedicated educator and a passionate advocate for education.