Villaba, Leyte—Nissan Navara Philippines-Eastern Visayas (NNP-EV) donated a total of 254 rain boots to all students of Sulpa National High School in the interior village of Sulpa in Villaba, Leyte.
Engr. Adroel Octaviano, president of NNP-EV, said they chose Sulpa National High School after reading a news article detailing the struggles of the students in going to school due to the unpaved and muddy road.
School Principal Eleanor Cariño also thanked the seven members of NNP-EV who personally delivered the rain boots to the school.
“The rain boots arrived just in time for the rainy season. This is a big help to our students who are having a hard time coming to school due to muddy road,” said Cariño.
According to the principal, the rain boots also protect the students from water-borne diseases when the roads are flooded in their school.
“Christmas comes too early to the students at Sulpa National High School, thanks to NNP-EV,” said Villaba Mayor Juliet Larrazabal as she lauded the group’s effort during the distribution of the rain boots.
Larrazabal said that she already found a budget to cement the roads going to the school.
“This is just our little way of supporting our less fortunate students. We hope that they will be inspired to finish their studies despite the condition in their school,” said Rhoel Ladera, vice-president of NNP-EV.
As the school is situated in the middle of a farm, animal urine mixed with fecal matter are carried by water into the middle of the road, bringing diseases to everyone.
“We appreciate the donation and the encouragement of the NNP-EV to the students. We urge our students to give back the favor by doing good in school,” Leyte Assistant Schools Division Superintendent Edgar Tenasas said.