Security Bank Foundation, Inc. has provided relief to the situation of 7,000 students in Lucena City, Quezon and San Pablo City, Laguna who were enduring makeshift and dilapidated classrooms.
SBFI has turned over a two-story, eight-classroom school building each to Dalahican Elementary School and San Pablo Central Elementary School.
A total of 16 classrooms were turned over by SBFI in the two cities after it turned over 12 classrooms in Olongapo City.
Constructing classrooms for public schools is SBFI’s way of helping the government address classroom shortage under the Build a School, Build a Nation: The Classrooms Project launched in 2011.
For the past seven years, SBFI has turned over 433 classrooms in 85 public schools located in 46 cities and municipalities, providing conducive learning facilities to more than 57,000 Filipino students.
Recently, Build A School, Build A Nation: The Classrooms Project received an Award of Merit under the Corporate Social Responsibility category from The Philippine Quill Awards, the country’s most prestigious awards program in the field of business communication.
Officers from Security Bank graced the inauguration led by SBFI chairman Rafael F. Simpao Jr., SBFI trustee Melissa Aquino, Laguna Area head Jayson Lontoc, San Pablo Branch business manager Marcial Azada, Quezon Province area head Joey Tolentino and Lucena Branch business manager Flor Enriquez.
They were joined by community partners headed by San Pablo City Mayor Hon. Loreto Amante, Lucena City Administrator Anacleto Alcala, DepEd Division of San Pablo City District Supervisor Rodel Baclig, Department of Education Division of Lucena City Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Aniano Ogayon, SPCES school principal Michelle Morado and DES school principal Dexter Valle.
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