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VECO engineers volunteer for rewiring of Tabunoc school classrooms

Jey de los Reyes | July 12, 2017

 

We firmly believe that what is good for the community, big or small, is good for the planet, people and business. For us in the VECO engineering group, we are very privileged to impart our knowledge and skills for the benefit of the youngsters who are our future. We will forever be more than willing to participate in our company’s efforts in driving change for a better world.

On June 23, 22 members of the Visayan Electric Co. (VECO) engineering group spent their Saturday morning rewiring classrooms at the Tabunoc Central School in Talisay City.

The activity, spearheaded by the Reputation Enhancement Department, is one of the Corporate Social Responsibility efforts of VECO whereby the electrical systems of different schools within its franchise area are upgraded.

“It brings much appreciation and gratitude from all the teachers, parents and students. The kids are very happy that their classrooms are well lighted. The electricians showed expertise and they have a system of doing it.”

-Erwin B. Camparida, Tabunoc Central School principal

The project, which cost PHP1.3 million, covered the rewiring of 83 classrooms, as well as the installation of new lighting fixtures.

VECO’s school rewiring project started in 2010, and the company has since rewired a total of 2,667 classrooms with a running cost of over PHP45 million. The project has benefitted many students who now enjoy a brighter and safer environment that is more conducive to learning. For the remainder of this year, VECO targets to rewire 296 more classrooms in nine schools.