Sunday, August 15, 2010

Little red school

Little red school
Sun.Star Baguio
August 15, 2010

The Coca Cola Foundation, in partnership with the Philippine business for social progress and in cooperation with the Jaime V. Ongpin foundation, turned over to the province of Benguet, municipality of Tublay and the Department of Education three multi-grade classrooms it named as Little Red Schoolhouse.

The building was given as a donation for students of Daclan and Ambassador as there used to be only one "kubo" multi grade classroom and a borrowed structure used by the day care, kinder and grades 1 and 2.

The donation was done after various schools in the province were affected by typhoon Pepeng that devastated this part of the country in October 2009. The classroom is built with a comfort room inside and is provided with a water tank for the comfort of the students.

With the multi-grade classroom "Little Red Schoolhouse", the students which are now up to grade three, presently occupies the area level for one classroom. For the years to come when the pupils will already be in grades five and six, they will no longer have to walk for kilometers to reach the nearest school because it can accommodate up to grade 6.

The turnover was attended by about 68 pupils, together with the parents, community members, Mayor Ruben Paoad, Governor Nestor Fongwan, JVOFI President Reynaldo Bautista Sr, Department of Education representatives, Philippine business for social progress officers and representatives and the Coca Cola Foundation led by its president Ma. Cecilia Alcantara. (Alex Yan)