An open letter of thanks to our Teachers

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Good day to all the teachers in the Philippines. My name is Jordan and I am with Vanguard Transformation Partners. We are the training and consulting arm of the Coffee Bean Group of Companies.

I am also the father of an 11-year-old boy. His name is Axel and he goes to school at the Greenhills Christian Fellowship International Christian School (GCF-ICS). I am fortunate to be given the opportunity to be a hands-on father so I truly understand the challenges and the heart that teachers have for their students.

A few years ago, a friend of mine was in the business of providing educational videos for public schools in the country. As I went around, I really felt and experienced the heart and personal challenges of our teachers. Your work is not really just work. Your work is a calling. A calling to build a better country. A call to prepare the next generation of citizens and leaders.

Being in a similar industry has also given me an insight into the challenges faced when trying to develop or transform people. The harvest is plenty but the workers are few. Developing our youth to be responsible, capable, nationalistic and God-fearing citizens is not an easy task.

We understand that developing the right mindset of our students is key to their future. It is key to the behaviors they will develop. It is key to their future. It is key to our future as a nation.

It is sad that sometimes that you, our teachers, are not given enough credit or recognition for your calling. In these trying times, you suddenly needed to put together a solution to ensure the continuing education of our children.

To us parents, you are already heroes before this pandemic. You proved once again your heart in building a strong nation through our youth. My son’s school did not have any online learning facility before this massive event. However, they were able to learn Google classroom technology and start migrating classwork in a matter of days.

I pray that the verse from 1 Chronicles 28:20 helps you in these times.

“Be strong and courageous and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the LORD is finished.”

Like the verse says, Be Strong and Courageous and continue doing a great job.

Thank you so much.

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