Atom L. Pornel | GoodNewsPilipinas.Com
The story of 12-year-old volunteer teacher “Dagul”, presented in a documentary on GMA Network’s Reel Time, won the Gold Dolphin at the 2019 Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards held on September 26 (September 27 PH Time) in France.
The Reel Time episode titled “Batang Maestro (Little Teacher) won the Gold Award in the Current Affairs, Human Concerns and Social Issues category of the Cannes Awards that screened more than 950 productions from 51 countries.
The Gold Dolphin is GMA News and Public Affairs’ first-ever recognition from the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards.
The documentary “Batang Maestro” tells the story of 12-year-old Dagul, a volunteer teacher who braves the river of Donsol in Sorsogon province on a bamboo raft just to reach a mountain village where he teaches children to read.
Dagul is one of the volunteer teachers from the class of the headteacher of San Jose Elementary School in Sorsogon. The volunteer teachers make sacrifices to teach children of remote villages who cannot go to school regularly. Dagul pursues his volunteer work to bring pride and honor to his mother, his very first teacher.