Sa Aklat Sisikat Foundation
Sa Aklat Sisikat Foundation (SAS) is a non-profit professional Philippine organization devoted to promote the love and habit of reading among Filipino children through various reading programs. It was cited by UNESCO as "a well thought out and well-funded reading awareness promotion."
Sa Aklat Sisikat Foundation was established in 1999 as a literacy campaign in Manila, Philippines. It was co-founded by Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Zobel and Margarita L. Delgado. Its objective was to promote the love and habit of reading amongst public school children through various reading-related activities. These included eye examinations for Grade 1 public school students; installation of Literary Landmarks in the City of Manila; upgrading of public libraries; public storytelling series and two habit-forming reading activities, known as Battle of the Books and Read-a-Thon in cooperation with the Department of Education (DepEd).
Encouraged by the success of the pilot project, Sa Aklat Sisikat was established as an independent foundation on January 2001, in partnership with Petron Foundation.
Sa Aklat Sisikat programs foster reading activities by holding "Read-a-Thons" throughout the public educational school system of the Philippines. SAS recognizes these reading marathons as the most effective method for promoting the reading habit amongst Grade 4 public school children.