Bounty Agro Ventures, Inc. (BAVI) has partnered with Word Riders Philippines (WRP) and the Philippine Bible Society (PBS) to boost the values education program in select junior high schools nationwide.
More than 8,000 Bibles will be distributed to Grade 8 students in Antique, Oriental Mindoro, Tueguegarao, and Palawan through Word Riders Philippines, a group of big-bike enthusiasts.
According to BAVI President and General Manager Ronald Mascariñas, distributing Bibles in a language relevant to the youth will help the education sector in teaching students to become responsible citizens.
PBS Secretary General Nora Lucero said the Bibles will not be mere giveaways, but a tool for teachers and religious instructors to inspire young people, molding them into virtuous Filipinos.
WRP President John Escobar, meanwhile, said he and his group of riders are excited to form the partnership with BAVI. Inspired by a group of South African big-bike riders who hand out Bibles to remote areas, the WRP was formed in 2015 to support PBS’s goal of providing a Bible to every Filipino home.
To launch the partnership of BAVI, WRP, and PBS, Vice President for HR, Legal, and Corporate Administration Atty. Nedo Sasing yesterday attended a dinner meeting hosted by the project initiators in Intramuros, Manila. The latter gave Atty. Sasing tokens, including a premium copy of the Bible and a Word Riders cap.
The first Bible-distribution will be held on November 7-8 in Antique, with 12 schools benefiting from the activity. The version of the Bibles that will be given away is a Filipino translation of the New Testament, edited specifically for the youth.