Over 2000 primary schoolchildren in the towns of Manolo Fortich and Impasug-ong in Bukidnon received school kits from AboitizPower subsidiary, Hedcor on June 18 to 22, 2018.
Over 2000 primary schoolchildren in the towns of Manolo Fortich and Impasug-ong in Bukidnon received school kits from AboitizPower subsidiary, Hedcor on June 18 to 22, 2018.

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AboitizPower gives school kits to 2,000 kids in Bukidnon

CJ Bajao | July 23, 2018

Over 2,000 primary schoolchildren in the towns of Manolo Fortich and Impasug-ong in Bukidnon received school kits from AboitizPower subsidiary Hedcor on June 18 to 22, 2018.

Each kit contained pencils, notebooks, writing pads, sharpener, eraser, and crayons.

Dili na mupalit akong mama og mga notebook nako kay naa nako nadawat karon gikan sa inyo. Naa pa jud ko bagong crayons ug mga lapis (My mother doesn’t have to buy notebooks anymore. I also have new crayons and pencils),” said Sunshine Yuana, a grade one pupil at Guihean Elementary School, after receiving her new school supplies.

Sunshine is a student from one of the ten schools located in the host communities of Hedcor’s 68.8 megawatt Manolo Fortich Hydropower project in Bukidnon.

ADDING COLOR. A kindergarten pupil immediately used one of the crayons she received along with notebooks, paper and pencils inside the Silid Pangarap, a classroom for kindergarteners donated by Hedcor in partnership with Aboitiz Foundation.
ADDING COLOR. A kindergarten pupil immediately used one of the crayons she received along with notebooks, paper and pencils inside the Silid Pangarap, a classroom for kindergarteners donated by Hedcor in partnership with Aboitiz Foundation.

This year’s school kits beneficiaries are students of Santiago Elementary School, Guilang-guilang Elementary School, Ilignan Elementary School, Impakibel Elementary School, Guihean Elementary School, Sabangan Elementary School, Abyawan Elementary School, Consolacion Elementary School, Upper Guilang-guilang Elementary School, and Lingion Elementary School.

“To give back to your goodness, we will provide them quality education,” said Rollen B. Sumo-oy, a representative from Department of Education in Northern Mindanao.

To give back to your goodness, we will provide them quality education. 

Aside from school supplies, Hedcor recently turned over a school building to Brgy. Mambatangan, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon. Hedcor went out of its way just to provide new and conducive-to-learning classrooms for the kids of Mambatangan Elementary School who were having their classes under a mango tree and old classrooms.

“It took us years to find a partner who would help us provide new classrooms for these children, and thankfully, despite the fact that Brgy. Mambatangan is not an impact area of Hedcor’s project, they still have provided our need for classrooms,” said Clive Quiño, Mayor, Manolo Fortich Bukidnon.

The project included two classrooms which are equipped with armchairs, blackboard, ceiling fans, and comfort rooms.

“Hedcor’s kind of corporate social responsibility is what I hope other companies who will invest in Manolo Fortich would have,” Mayor Quiño added.

Hedcor is the leading run-of-river developer in the Philippines, advancing business and communities for 40 years.