Anne says classrooms for kids are 'gift' to self

Posted at 02/19/14 11:47 AM

Anne Curtis. Photo Credit: Viva Interactive

MANILA – For actress Anne Curtis, the best gift she received on her birthday is the feeling that she was able to put smiles on the faces on students who used to not have classrooms.

Curtis has been working with the Department of Education in building classrooms in various public schools in Metro Manila as part of her advocacy.

The Kapamilya star donated two classrooms to General Roxas Elementary School as she turned 29 on Monday.

In an interview with ABS-CBN News on Tuesday, Curtis said it feels priceless to see that young students are eager to have their own room where they could study.

“Siguro yung gift ko na lang, the classrooms. That for me was priceless. Gift ko na yun sa sarili ko. When you see all the kids learning…the students pa had a little performance for me. That I would say is my gift for myself. Seeing how thankful their parents are, one of the best na yun,” she said.

Curtis said this is her way of promoting quality education, noting that she herself has yet to finish her studies.

“Yun na yung way ko habang hindi ko pa natatapos [yung inaaral ko]. Hindi ko kasi talaga siya kaya ipagsabay. I tried last year to start studying again but it was so hard given my schedule. But if I can’t be a preschool teacher now, at least I can give a better venue for the kids,” she said.

“I just think education is so important especially at that age. Kinder is actually required now. But what we don’t know is some schools aren’t ready for that. Parang ang nangyayari, they share classrooms. Iba kasi when you feel na this is my classroom,” she added.