Friday, October 7, 2011

Aboitiz Foundation Sponsors 26 Classrooms to Mandue Public Schools

Aboitiz Foundation partnered with Mandaue City Government and the Department of Education (DepEd) Sponsors the Construction of 26 Classrooms to Mandaue City Public Schools. A total of 26 classrooms will be constructed for Canduman Elementary School, Subangdaku Technical Vocational School, Tingub High School, Cabancalan 1 Elementary School, Banilad Elementary School (Mandaue City), and Mandaue City Central School. Construction will start this month and is due for completion in February 2012 - specifically February 14, 2012.

Stakeholders in the partnership to build and refurbish classrooms in Mandaue City are optimistic that the project could help them achieve their respective goals of addressing the lack of classrooms. Presentduring the signing last October 1 were (from left) Mandaue City Vice Mayor Glenn Bercede, Mayor Jonas Cortes, Foundation president Jon Ramon Aboitiz, and DepEd Assistant Schools Division Superintendent Nimfa Bongo. A separate signing of agreements with the principals of the beneficiary schools was is led by Foundation EVP & Managing Trustee Sonny Carpio.
26 Classrooms, Baking Laboratories and Science Laboratories
Aside from building classrooms, the baking laboratories of Cabancalan National High School and Mandaue City Comprehensive National High School, and the science laboratories of Jagobiao National High School and Mandaue City Science High School, will undergo refurbishment.
Aboitiz Foundation President Jon Ramon Aboitiz said they chose Mandaue City as their beneficiary because its officials have been responsive in allocating counterpart funds for the Foundation’s projects.
This (partnership) is a very good example of … networking to be able to give Mandaue City residents better education and better opportunities,” he added.
Mayor Jonas Cortes, for his part, said the project is timely considering that the City Government has just kicked off its celebration of Children’s Month.
He also said that the project will help address the perennial problem of classroom shortage in the city’s public schools. (Mandaue City needs 200 more classrooms in both the elementary and secondary levels)
Aboitiz  Foundation has approved P21 million for the implementation of these projects; the City Government will shoulder the remaining P9 million as counterpart.
Aboitiz Foundation Sponsorships of 26 Classrooms posted at Cebu Events Blog

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