Tsinelas Association, Inc. - Their Books

Tsinelas Association Inc. held their annual “Their Books” fair at the Ayala Center Cebu last Sept. 24 to 27 during the Cebu Press Freedom Week. “Their Books” is a charity book fair that encourages ordinary people and Cebu personalities from the music industry, arts, media and the like interested individuals/groups to donate old and unused books.

Donated books were sold at a price of P20 to P150 each. The remaining five percent of book donations will be carried over to next year's fair. Donated children’s books were turned over to the different public elementary schools. The Proceeds of the event will go to the beneficiaries of the Tsinelas Association, and this shall also serve as their entry for the TAYO awards! (Good Luck!).


It is a non-government, non-stock, non-profit organization that gives educational assistance to poor students in mountain barangays and depressed areas in Cebu.

TSINELAS envisions a just and humane society where the basic right to education is upheld and where poverty is not a hindrance to learning. It is a society where those who have more in life help those who have less, and where everyone works for the common good.

TSINELAS commits to help in the educational formation of poor students, in the ongoing formation of those responsible for their education, and in ensuring an environment that is conducive to learning.

1. To spend for the students’ basic school needs, like tuition, school fees, uniforms and school supplies.
2. To help provide students with holistic formation through values formation and personality development seminars.
3. To help teachers, parents and other members of the community in their task of providing quality education to students
4. To help improve school facilities.

TSINELAS is composed of students, teachers, social workers and professionals sharing a passion to be of service to others.

TSINELAS was formed in October 2003 and was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission in February 2004 under Registration No. CN200425206. It is also registered with the Bureau of Internal Revenue. It links with other groups that are into similar advocacy and operates alongside local government units and the Department of Education.

A pair of slippers is a fitting symbol of what the organization aims to do: to provide comfort to children in need and ensure that their right to education is respected.

Tsinelas promotes every child’s right to get sufficient education without using poverty as the main reason why he or she could not achieve his or her goals in life. Through the organization, a lot of students would be able to meet their basic educational needs such as tuition fees and school supplies.
They can also mold themselves into becoming better and more productive individuals for themselves, their families, and their country through values formation. The organization, moreover, offers support to the entire community, parents and teachers included, in providing adequate assistance and care to these children.

Note: Ok, mybad…this is a super delayed post..just found my list of to blog posts and just found this…(@_@)
Tsinelas Association, Inc. - Their Books Tsinelas Association, Inc. - Their Books Reviewed by Vernon Joseph Go on Sunday, October 18, 2009 Rating: 5

1 comment

  1. haha.. I was there.. nakatawa na cguro sila naku kay daghan kong gi-bit2x.. hahaha..

    maka-frustrate lang kay sa kadaghan sa ako gipalit, wala pa jud ang akong main palitonon... makahilak mn sd ta..