Hedcor, in partnership with Aboitiz Foundation, turned over the first ever AGAPP (Aklat, Gabay, Argua Tungo sa Pag-angat at Pag-asa) ‘Silid Pangarap’ in Mountain Province to Pingad-Bao-angan Elementary School in Sabangan town.
“We are glad that we made the decision to let Hedcor operate in our community. For as long as Hedcor is here, we are certain that they will be our trusted partners in the development of our beloved province, Mt. Province Governor Leonard Mayaen said of the project, stressing the fruitful partnership between the business sector and the local government.
Hedcor also held back-to-back ‘Silid Pangarap’ turnover activities in Mindanao–at Sta. Cruz Central Elementary School in Davao del Sur and Ilignan Elementary School in Bukidnon. These facilities will be used by an estimated 190 pilot kindergarten students of Sta. Cruz Central and 80 in Ilignan.
“We are blessed because these classrooms from Hedcor and partners were given to us at an opportune time. These are not ordinary classrooms; these are classrooms with complete facilities, even devices, instructional materials and all that a teacher and a student would need for the teaching-learning process,â€ shared Hazel V. Luna, Principal of Sta. Cruz Central Elementary School.
Hedcor is a major partner of both Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur and the province of Bukidnon in the joint commitment to continue improving and expanding its social development and environmental efforts.
APRI MakBan completed another AGAPP Silid Pangarap recently, turning over the facility to San Felix Elementary School in Sto. Tomas, Batangas. The ceremony was attended by (from left) APRI Controller Ginger Tanchi, San Felix ES school principal Analiza Montero, DepEd Division of Batangas Senior Education Program Specialist Rodrigo Castillo, APRI Vice President for Corporate Services Noemi Sebastian, APRI Assistant Vice President for MakBan Geothermal Facility Warren Maralit, Aboitiz Foundation Chief Operating Officer Sonny Carpio, and APRI President and Chief Operating Officer Felino Bernardo.
In Agusan del Norte, Therma Marine, Inc. (TMI) Mobile 2 turned over its 10th AGAPP Silid Pangarap kindergarten classroom last November. The project benefits over 300 pupils who now get to enjoy the benefits of learning in a safe and conducive environment. “Nasipit should be proud because this is the 4th AGAPP Silid Pangarap building given by TMI in your area. I know how generous Aboitiz is. They are our great partner in giving the students a conducive place for learning,” said AGAPP Chairperson Pinky Aquino-Abellada during the ceremonial turnover.
An AGAPP ‘Silid Pangarap’ was Davao Light’s latest contribution towards improving the learning experience of kindergarten students in Cabantian Elementary School (CES). The project hopes to encourage young children just starting out in school to develop their interests with a classroom designed and equipped according to their needs. The donation of is one of the various education-related corporate social responsibility programs of Davao Light and forms part of the Aboitiz Group’s support of the Department of Education’s (DepEd) K-12 Program. In photo: Davao Light’s Vice President for Engineering Engr. Rodger S. Velasco (leftmost) together with AGAPP Coordinator for Mindanao Josie Ledesma (rightmost) as assisted by DepEd XI Regional Director Atty. Alberto T. Escobarte (2nd from left), Cabantian Elementary School Principal Mrs. Corazon Caballes (center), and Aboitiz Foundation’s Danny Cerence (back) officially open the new AGAPP ‘Silid Pangarap’.