Angel on SAS Ai’s Shoulder


Zaidee Tumangan is a successful SAS Alumna, businesswoman and entrepreneur. She and her husband founded and currently operate their own Montessori School for Gifted Children in California.

SAS Ai, Inc. Treasurer, Estrellita G Purugganan posted the following comment on the SAS Ai FB page, “…thank you Zaidee…for being so kind…for trusting SAS Ai for your hard earned income…May God bless you more with good health and wisdom…”

Zaidee Tumangan (photo at right) is one of many successful SAS alumni who have founded and run their own businesses all over the world. Zaidee exemplifies the famous “Ilocano Work Ethic,” that speaks of great personal sacrifice, persistence, guts and back-breaking work in pursuit of excellence. She and her husband founded and have successfully operated for the past 18 years their own Montessori School for Gifted Children in California. They are looking to expand their facilities – a true, measurable and concrete manifestation of their success.

SAS Ai, Inc. is blessed to have Zaidee’s financial support, as she and her husband are sponsoring two SAS Ai scholars beginning this school year 2013. This open act of kindness shows a deep regard and understanding of the plight of the poor families in Tagudin and the neighboring towns wherein SAS Ai recruits its applicants for financial assistance. This courageous act of compassion on the part of Zaidee and her husband also shows a transcendent attitude of charitable giving. Zaidee’s kind of altruism is rare indeed.

On behalf of our President and CEO, Atty Romeo J Somera, CPA, all the members of the BOT, and members of the Field Team, may I say thank you to Zaidee and her husband for being the angels – come to the aid of SAS Ai, Inc.


What touches the human heart…

What touches the human heart? Is it love for one’s fellowman, or is it sympathy for the other person’s plight? Is it the memory of some distant place where we may have been? When we see the human condition of poverty, of hunger, of homelessness, are we moved to do something to make things better? What of our own comfort and good fortune? Are we willing to share some of what little we have in order that others may also feel warm when it is cold, where others may also feel satisfied when they are hungry, or even feel they have gained knowledge and skill where before there was only ignorance and illiteracy? We can do some of these things, even with very little. You see, every little bit counts. Every little act of kindness, each small act of caring, every pound sterling, quid, every Canadian dollar, every Euro, Lira, Drachma, Frank, Yen, Yuan, every Deutschmark, each US dollar or HongKong dollar – wherever you are, or a monthly $45 dollar allotment to the scholarship fund will help a bright and promising kid go to SAS high school. Your act of compassion will help this bright but poor, disadvantaged child rise up from the cinders of poverty, spread his or her wings and fly high – up and toward freedom… Education is Freedom.

Helping the poor, bright and promising kids get a good high school education at SAS