Monday, October 04, 2010

Nestle has 43,000 food boxes for Sarangani school kids

Nestle has 43,000 food boxes for Sarangani school kids 
Mindanao Magazine
October 4, 2010

Alabel, Sarangani – Nestle Philippines has been delivering P5.5-M worth of Koko Krunch cereals for a total of 42,696 of 330-gram cases since last week for Sarangani school children.

“The last of the four trucks of Koko Krunch arrived today,” Alcantara Foundation (AF) project officer Angelie Christine Budo said.

“The cereals will be distributed to Grade I-VI pupils on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from October to February. This is also in partnership with the 57-75 Education Reform Movement,” Budo said.

Nestle Philippines and AF are members of the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP). PBSP provided transportation for the food.

PBSP will augment the cereals with milk as feeding program for the children in Alabel, Kawas and Alegria Central Elementary Schools.

“This is a big help for the children in their learning. Pupils’ attentiveness is affected and they are easily disturbed because they have empty stomachs,” said Abdul Madsid, school principal.

Madsid said school teachers of Kawas Central Elementary School assist the Parents and Teachers Association (PTA) in their enrollment campaign.

“Most of the parents are not employed. They wanted their children help them make money so that they have something to eat during the day,” PTA president Serafin Jorolan said.

“We thank the Alcantara Foundation for helping our school and we hope that with this feeding program, more pupils will attend classes,” Jorolan said.

Kawas Central Elementary School is also the province’s library hub. Madsid said textbooks and workbooks from the Department of Education will arrive here by the end of this month.

Sarangani launched its Education Revolution “Karunungan Kontra Kahirapan” last week as the province’s battle cry against poverty. (Russtum G. Pelima/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)