06.7.22

NEW EAST, INC. dissolution

To our dear Donors and Supporters of New East, Inc.:

Peace and blessings !

We regret to inform you that as of February 28, 2022, New East, Inc. (NEI) will be dissolved, and the US Secretary of State (SOS) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) would have been informed of said dissolution.

For EIGHTEEN YEARS since 2004, you have supported us ungrudgingly and continuously. We cannot tell you how grateful for this we have been and will be for as long as we live. So do our recipients of your help, namely, the people of Brookside, Bagong Silangan, Quezon City, Philippines.

We are closing NEI, our and your nonprofit after these 18 years with a heavy heart ! On the other hand, we are happy that those years of your support have borne fruits helping the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary’s dedicated sisters’ work on their programs such as:

Moral Formation, Livelihood, Homebuilding Project, Feeding program, Free Quality Private Elementary Education, Scholarship program, Consumer Membership Cooperative Store, Free Healthcare and Pay It Forward program (www.neweastinc.com).

It is with much pleasure to let you know that most, if not all, of the above programs have been quite successful, thanks to your financial help and prayers over the years. Most noteworthy have been Moral formation, Homebuilding, Feeding, Scholarship program and the Cooperative.

Both youth and adult programs in moral formation have been continuously manifested in the community since they were transferred to Brookside (www.newastinc.com). Homebuilding program continues over the years that most of the 300 families now own their individual homes, including the OFFICIAL HOUSE TITLES to them (Isn’t that just wonderful?!) And this means that most, if not all, the 300 families have stable jobs to sustain their households’ necessities.

Sadly, for lack of financing and necessary administration, the Free quality private education was afforded to the community only from 2004 to 2014. At present, only the prep-school is continuing with two teachers. However , most of the products of the 10 years’ graduates of the elementary school continuously went on to high school and to college.

My heart is overwhelmed to let you know that the Scholarship Program was very successful !! There were many college graduates from the community of Brookside, Bagong Silangan, who have been supported by you and other donors such as Ateneo de Manila, etc. , our youths have graduated with titles of BS Education, BS Pharmacy, BS Accountancy, BS Medical Technologists, BS in Entrepreneurship Hotel/Restaurant Managers, BS Criminology, AB History, AB Management & Human Resources, AB Philosophy, and other degrees from various well-known colleges and universities in Manila and Quezon City.

With this Scholarship program also, there are several successful candidates who passed their specific Philippine Government Board examinations such as pharmacists, medical technology, teachers, etc.. Let us thank and praise God for these youths.

When we honored these young graduates of Brookside last year, we charged them to “PAY IT FORWARD” and we got their promise to do so, being the honorable and wonderful youths that they are !

Another success which I am proud to announce, through the Leadership Training given, the community ably established a community association. The named this “Kapatiran San Jose Homeowners’ Association”. Leaders are elected every two years and/or if when necessary. They had the association legalized and is therefore easily able to obtain help from the government of Quezon city. The City government helped improve the community’s drainage system which was mostly causing the flooding of the community during rainy season. the government also provided the community with a covered basketball court for free.

The community established a legal Consumer Membership Cooperative Store. The cooperative is managed by the present president of the association and manned by paid community persons. It sells various necessities the prices of which are pegged to a minimum for its members’ benefit.

Without your continued support over the years, none of this would have tome to fruition. We sincerely thank you, from the bottom of our hearts !!!

GOD BLESS YOU ALL !!!

Guia P. Albelda
12 February 2022