We hear it said often: change begins with us. That is of course easier said than done.
The Three Acts of Goodness (TAG) just might make it easier. A worldwide movement that seeks to engage more people in the task of self and societal transformation by changing our actions, speech, and thoughts, the three acts seem simple enough: Do Good Deeds, Speak Good Words, and Think Good Thoughts. This task of changing ourselves is seen as a way of cultivating wisdom and compassion.
In March 2016, Fo Guang Shan Philippines called for proposals for its Three Acts of Goodness School Grants. A worldwide non-profit organization that has been in the Philippines for 25 years, Fo Guang Shan sought to give assistance to elementary and high schools in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao that have projects that promote life education – an educational philosophy that teaches students to respect life and encourage them to manifest dignity, as well as create value and significance in their own lives. For Cycle 1 of the project, schools from Luzon received grants.
In celebration of National Teacher’s Month, Fo Guang Shan is again distributing TAG Grants to schools, this time from Visayas and Mindanao, for Cycle 2 of the project. There will also be a one-day “Three Acts of Goodness Assembly” and Forum for Teachers entitled “Living Well And Upholding Values” on September 27 at the Fo Guang Shan Mabuhay Temple in Manila. A workshop entitled “Who Am I As An Educator? Education As My Gift To The Society” is also open to all teachers who seek to learn more about life education.
A “Three Acts of Goodness” milestone, this celebration is expected to gather more than 120 guests, teachers and principals from the different regions, including the TAG grantees. The program will be attended as well by DepEd division superintendents, representatives, TAG ambassadors, volunteers, potential TAG teachers, celebrated speaker, and TAG directors from Taiwan.
Interested participants may contact 09176231941 for details. ***