‘Thank You, Teacher’: Students urged to mail letters of gratitude to teachers

  • The Philippine Postal Corp. has recently urged students to write and mail letters to their teachers using the traditional mailing of letters
  • Students were encouraged to express their gratitude to their academe mentors through mailing letters
  • The activity is actually a competition which will choose a Philippine representative who will be sent in Switzerland for a writing contest

At a time when simple message of appreciation can be posted online within a few clicks, Filipino students are encouraged to try snail mail and write letters to their beloved teachers.

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The Philippine Postal Corp. (PHLPost) has invited students to join the “Salamat Po” or “Thank You Teacher” raffle promo and competition through sending a letter to their school mentors.

In a press release last October 9 during the celebration of the World Post Day, PHLPost announced that students aged 10 to 15 can participate in the competition by mailing letters to express their appreciation for their school mentors’ sacrifices and dedication.

“The ‘Thank You letters’ can be mailed via the Post Office, through the Ordinary Mail Service, with theme ‘4As of Gratitude: Appreciation, Admiration, Approval and Attention’,” the postal service said; informing that awards and cash prizes will be given to raffle and also competition winners.

“Aside from the raffle draw, students had the chance to participate in the regional and national letter writing competition,” PHLPost added.

The winner in the national competition will represent the Philippines in the Universal Postal Union (UPU) Letter Writing Contest that will be held in Berne, Switzerland. The national winner will compete against representatives from 192 countries who are also members of the UPU.

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With its “Thank You letters”, the postal service aims to “effectively promote the value of gratitude to teachers who have done most, apart from their parents, in shaping their future to become better persons in the society.”

The World Post Day, which was declared by the 1969 Universal Postal Congress in Tokyo to mark the founding anniversary of UPU in 1874, has a goal to bring awareness to the postal service’s role in everyday lives of people and businesses, as well as its contribution to global social and economic development.