first_img“I hope they see that through my accomplishments, I have inspired even just a handful of people to be better in their own endeavors.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next That’s why as hard as Folayang trains and as tough as he is inside the cage, keeping himself healthy is his utmost priority.“[Having two daughters] helps me think smarter and work harder in my endeavors, and I get the urgency to become better in balancing my time and priorities,” stressed the two-time ONE lightweight world champion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“You can’t take away the desire of self-preservation from a person, especially when thinking about our children’s future.”His youngest was born last December when he was working tirelessly to recapture the lightweight belt he yielded to Martin Nguyen. Somehow, someway Folayang, with the help of his wife Genevieve found a way to manage his time.“It was a huge sacrifice for both of us. I’m thankful for my wife, who was so understanding, and for friends, who were more than willing to help,” he said. “Our situations complemented [each other] in the sense that she was going through a lot, which gave me more motivation to do well in preparing for the match.“It gives me the motivation to provide for their needs because I had the realization that I need to fulfill my responsibility as a father and provider for them when my second child came.”With his wife behind him and his two daughters fuelling him even more, Folayang hopes to retain the lightweight strap in a title rematch with Japanese legend Shinya Aoki in the main event of ONE: A New Era on March 31 at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan.“I [would like for them to see] that I have shared my gifts through martial arts to the world,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra A world title is nice and all but Eduard Folayang’s most prized possession is his family especially now that he already has two daughters—two-year-old Yeshuareigns and Yahamaziach.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ramil De Jesus admits struggling to juggle La Salle, F2 coaching duties View commentslast_img read more

first_imgHundreds of community members in Upper Careysburg and Kendeja in Montserrado County thronged the premises of their respective primary school campuses which are under Bridge Partnership to witness the opening ceremonies of the schools. The schools are among 24 others that are now under the supervision of the global education organization, Bridge International Academies, which now has a Public Private Partnership (PPP) with the Liberian government to bring a radical transformation to public education in the country. Bridge International Academies is among eight other partners supporting government in this initiative.At Upper Careysburg and Kendeja, residents across the eight counties where Bridge has operations, parents, teachers and students came out to attend the opening ceremonies of the Bridge Partnership Schools. The ceremonies were held barely five days to the reopening of schools for academic year 2016/2017. The Bridge partnership opening ceremonies came after months of intensive work the organization undertook by training over 300 teachers. Bridge launched a two week teacher training for the more than 300 teachers, who were already graduates of government-run teacher training institutes. Eighty-five of the teachers who completed Bridge’s two intensive trainings at the Kakata Rural Teacher Training Institute (KRTTI) were already on government’s payroll. An additional 149 teachers, who participated in the training, were subsequently absorbed on government’s payroll after they were qualified following the training, which ran from July 28 to Augusts 12. During the dedicatory ceremonies euphoria was visible on the faces of hundreds of parents, teachers and students who gathered at the Upper Careysburg Public School for the program yesterday. The same reaction was witnessed across the counties including Bomi where communities were also excited and in high gear for the ceremony. Jefferson P. Jackson, vice principal for instruction at Upper Careysburg Public School told the gathering that the training he got from Bridge along with his friends has transformed the way he would present lessons as the school year begins. Jackson recounted, “For the past years, we have been teaching at this Upper Careysburg Primary School, never have we had access to technology in the way we deliver our lessons. During the recent two weeks’ training, we learned how to use technology to deliver our lessons, to prepare our lesson plans and to monitor the way the lessons are being delivered. I used to teach in this school. We have had many problems with lesson planning in the past. Teachers would forget their lesson plans and leave them at home and then it becomes a problem for the lesson during a particular day. Now going forward, we have our lessons being delivered to us through our teacher computers and our students can be assured of receiving quality education as the new school year begins.” Upper Careysburg Principal, George K. Commandine, appreciated the community for the level of support his team has received since returning from the training. One of the Bridge Partnership Teachers, George P. Blahpue, now assigned at the Upper Careysburg Public School added, “The enrolment here may be more than the school can accommodate. Parents have brought their children from other schools and have enrolled them at the Upper Careysburg Primary School. PTA Chairman, Daniel Logan said the community was proud to be host to a Bridge Partnership School, noting, “We are proud that you elected to work in our community. We will give you all the support you need to make sure that our children learn and that the school performs in a better way.The opening programs were done simultaneously across the eight counties and 24 public primary schools, which have now been placed under the management of Bridge International. On behalf of the organization, the Deputy Country Director, Joe K. Gbasakollie, said the moment was one of excitement to see hundreds of community members converge across all the 24 schools in the eight counties where Bridge is operating and should send the message that the parents want quality education for their children.Mr. Gbasakollie continued, “Never a time have we seen such excitement as we are seeing today. Teachers are excited that they have been relieved of the stress of preparing lesson plans, and will now concentrate on delivering lessons and ensuring that children are actually learning.“Students attending Bridge Partnership Schools all across the country are assured of free uniforms per child including books, readers and learning supplementary kits in Math and Science,” Josh Nathan, Bridge Academic Director assured the parents.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more