Dito sa Beacon, ang mga bata kapag binati mo, nagrerespond. Hindi ka iba sa kanila. Mabait sila at magalang.
Ang hindi ko makalimutan ay yung alumni, kasi napaiyak ako doon. Nung minsang dumalaw sila, nakipag-shake hands, picture picture. Mayroon pa ngang isang alumni na nag-aya sa akin: “Anong oras out mo sir Glod? Tagay tayo.” Ang sabi ko, “Tumatagay ka na ngayon?!” “Oo naman big boy na ako eh.
Here at Beacon, when you greet the students, they greet you back. You are treated as a person. They are kind and respectful.
I couldn’t forget an alumnus, because that brought me to tears. When the alumni visited the campus, they would shake our hands and take photos with us. There was one who had asked me what time my shift ended so he could buy me drinks. I was surprised and said, “Wow, you can drink now?!” And he said “Of course. I’m all grown up now.”
– Glode J.
Staff at The Beacon School since 2001