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Golden Link College

Kern Foundation offers to match donations to the Golden Link College in 2011


Building on the success of the last three years’ fundraising project, the Kern Foundation has offered up to US$20,000 to match donations to the Golden Link College in the Philippines in 2011.

The superb response from within the USA and from TOS members around the world enabled John Kern’s and the Kern Foundation’s generosity to be used to the full over the past three years.

The Golden Link College now offers education at primary (elementary), secondary and college levels. The college program is committed to producing educators who see schooling as a preparation for life and not just as a means to earn a better living. It offers two courses: Bachelor of Secondary Education and Bachelor of Elementary Education.

Mr Vicente Hao Chin, Jr, National Director of the TOS in the Philippines and Chairman of the Golden Link Board, reports that the school continues to go from strength to strength. Vic continues, “We are extremely grateful to the TOS USA, international TOS members and the Kern Foundation for the invaluable support that they have given. The Golden Link College is the largest project we have undertaken. We are committed to making a difference in the educational system in the Philippines and offering a philosophy and approach that integrates academic competence with theosophical insights on living. Thank you to our international TOS and TS friends for sharing our vision.”

The College newsletter has more information.

Can you help raise US$40,000 for the Golden Link College in 2011?

Whether you give one dollar or one thousand, every contribution made through the TOS in the USA will be doubled up to the $20,000 limit of the Kern Foundation’s grant. There are several ways to donate:

1) The old fashioned way – if your bank is outside the USA, send a bank cheque or draft to Theosophical Order of Service, P.O. Box 660, Warrenville, IL 60555, USA (be sure to write Golden Link in the memo line). USA residents can send regular cheques drawn on an American bank.

2) You can go to the TOS USA website, http://theoservice.org/donate; in the pull-down menu select the ‘CEF Golden Link School (Manila, Philippines)’ option, and using any major credit card donate using their secure PayPal account.

3) You can donate through your country’s national TOS if they have an appeal for the Golden Link School/College.




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