Thursday, August 05, 2010

Kids in 2 Bohol barangays get school supplies

Kids in 2 Bohol barangays get school supplies
Cebu Daily News
August 04, 2010

More than 300 schoolchildren in the far-flung barangays of Bohol received school supplies from The Bellevue Manila as part of the company's corporate social responsibility program last June 25.

The outreach activity was in support of the Department of Education’s Brigada Eskwela campaign.

The Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) and the Bohol Integrated Development Foundation, Inc. helped distribute the school supplies, which included paper pads, pencils and sharpeners to the grade school pupils of Malitbog Elementary School in barangay Malitbog, Dagohoy town and Caluasan Elementary School in barangay Caluasan, San Miguel town. The teachers also received bags.

The beneficiaries were children of marginal farmers assisted by the PBSP. The PBSP identified the two schools to have the highest percentage of dropouts.

Most pupils of thes two schools missed their classes because they had to help their parents.

“The assistance to these pupils is a great help since most of them used their school supplies from the previous year so their parents can save money,” said Malitbog Elementary School Principal Zozima Ampoloquio.

Aside from the school supplies, PBSP also built Learning Resource Centers in the two schools, with funding from Motolite's Balik Baterya program. BSP is currently implementing the Bohol Poverty Reduction Program in the nine municipalities of Bohol, including Dagohoy and San Miguel.


cagayan de oro schools said...

Wow, that's really cool. those kids are in need of school supplies. thank you so much for responding to their needs..keep it up ^_^. more power....