BASIC LIFE EMPOWERMENT AND SUPPORT SYSTEM
WHAT IS BLESS?
BLESS or Basic Life Empowerment & Support Services was conceptualized to address the spiritual & educational needs of indigent children, whose families cannot afford to send them to school.
The program will run thru the individual outreach ministries of churches, Christian schools, missions organizations, and multinational organizations for 18-20 weeks at 4 hours a day.
BLESS Utilizes the condensed version of the School of Tomorrow®’s highly successful and proven Reading Program – ABCs with Ace & Christi. This program is designed to teach the students how to read in 18-20 weeks. A student must be able to identify and correctly write the letters of the alphabet, say each letter sound, “blend” those sounds together to form words and learn to take basic responsibility for their own learning.
It also introduces basic math concepts and provides reading exercises through the Science and Social Studies PACEs.
Character building and Bible stories are built into the program.
In the year 1997 during a mission trip, an American Missionary rode a bus from Borongan, Samar to Catbalogan, crossing the Island. As the bus traveled along, the missionary looked into the faces of those who stood along the highway seeing in the empty faces of the children only hopelessness and need.