Grade 1 pupils of San Nicolas Elementary School in Cebu City proudly display their envelopes containing school supplies that they received from VECO employees.
Grade 1 pupils of San Nicolas Elementary School in Cebu City proudly display their envelopes containing school supplies that they received from VECO employees.

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Cebu City pupils receive back-to-school treat

Ronimay Alvarado | June 25, 2018

Kaibigan batches 17 and 18 of the Visayan Electric Company (VECO) banded together to distribute more than P20,000 worth of school supplies to 100 deserving incoming Grade 1 pupils of San Nicolas Elementary School in Cebu City last May 19.

Led by Ronimay Alvarado of Batch 17 and Kay Ingan of Batch 18, the VECO Kaibigans distributed envelopes filled with all the essential supplies every incoming Grade 1 pupil needs including notebooks, pencils, and crayons, among others.

Kay Ingan of VECO Kaibigans Batch 18 gives a speech before she and her fellow teammates distribute school supplies to 100 deserving Grade 1 pupils of Cebu City.
Kay Ingan of VECO Kaibigans Batch 18 gives a speech before she and her fellow teammates distribute school supplies to 100 deserving Grade 1 pupils of Cebu City.

 

“I am thankful for the opportunity given by the school to extend help to their students, especially that the start of the school year was coming up,” said Ingan.

Ingan also thanked VECO’s Human Resources department, represented by HR Supervisor Connie Sosas, for funding the activity.

Alvarado, meanwhile, said she felt great to have seen such adorable smiles from the children when they received their school supplies.

It reminded me to always be grateful for all the blessings that we receive because not everyone is lucky enough to buy even the most necessary things.

“It reminded me to always be grateful for all the blessings that we receive because not everyone is lucky enough to buy even the most necessary things,” she added.

Aside from the distribution of school supplies, the kids were also treated to fun games such as Bring Me, “Hep Hep Hurray,” and a dance challenge, as well as a sumptuous meal of chicken and spaghetti.

San Nicolas Elementary School Assistant Principal Lunessa Pogoy thanked the VECO Kaibigans for sharing a bit of their time and for distributing school supplies to the students.

The Kaibigan Program is a fun-filled and activity-driven project for VECO employees that aims to make them better persons and more productive members of the community. Kaibigan outreach activities are done in partnership with VECO’s HR department.