Pathways’ Educathon: A Walk for Education

Pathways to Higher Education would like to invite everyone who wants to
help raise awareness on the problems of education to join the Educathon:
A Walk for Education on April 21, 2007 (Saturday).  Participants will
gather at the Marikina Riverbanks at 6:30 am, pass through A. Bonifacio
Avenue, and end at the Marikina Sports Center.  Registration is only
P25.00 which comes with a free Educathon bandana.

At the Marikina Sports Center, a "celebrity walkathon" will be held to
help raise funds for Pathways programs which enable deserving but
underprivileged students earn their college degrees.  Special guest
celebrities will try to complete as many rounds as they can around the
track oval in 30 minutes.  Participants will buy vote cards at P10.00
each and will vote for who they think will win.  These vote cards will
also serve as raffle entries so the more votes they cast, the more
chances they have of winning special prizes!

We’re inviting everyone to join us and make some noise to call attention
to the pressing issues of the education sector.  Aside from the
walkathon, you can also take part in the volunteer fair at the Marikina
Sports Center.  We’ve invited NGOs and foundations to set up booths to
recruit volunteers for their projects.  There will also be a mini-bazaar
where Pathways youth groups from all over the country will be selling
products from their respective areas.  Below is the tentative programme:

6:30-7:00 am Registration and orientation
7:00-8:30 am Walk from Marikina Riverbanks to Marikina Sports Center
8:30-9:00 am Welcome remarks
            Ribbon cutting (Volunteer exhibit and Pathways Youth Groups’
            bazaar)
9:00-10:00 am Celebrity Walkathon
10:30 am -12:00 nn Awarding Ceremonies and Raffle draw
12:00-1:00pm Picnic lunch
1:00-4:00 pm Volunteer fair and Pathways Youth Groups’ bazaar

If you would like to know more about the Educathon, please contact Mel or
Ira at 9200153 or 4266001 loc. 4044 to 4049.  You can also email us at
itamis@ateneo.edu or mlavares@yahoo.com.

Thank you very much!

Melissa Lavares
Pathways to Higher Education

Pathways is a partner organization of the World Youth Alliance.