Ramon Aboitiz Foundation (RAFI) turned over a total of 33 classrooms and five day care centers in Cebu last April, ensuring pupils in five towns of a much better learning environment as classes begin in June.
Through the RAFI-Dolores Aboitiz Children’s Fund (RAFI-DACF), three new day care centers were opened in Barangays Ilaya, Tupas, and Palanas in Ronda town and two more in Barangays Malolos and Budbud in Barili. Classrooms were painted light colors and its walls decorated with different cartoon characters and other designs.
Four two-storey, six-classroom school buildings were given to Mantalongon National High School in Barili town and Sangat National High School in San Fernando town through the RAFI Education Development Unit (RAFI-EDU). Calape National High School in Daanbantayan town and Bagalnga Integrated School in Compostela town also received their new classrooms.
Both Sangat National High and Calape National High School were part of an infrastructure project in partnership with the Cebu Provincial Government and RAFI. The capitol shouldered 40% of the cost and the rest by RAFI.
The RAFI Education Development Unit (RAFI- EDU) turned over on separate occasions 18 classrooms in the towns of Barili and San Fernando in the south, and Daanbantayan and Compostela in the north. Another three-storey, nine-classroom school building was turned over to Carmen National High School in Carmen town.