A promise fulfilled
Aboitiz completes physical turnover of Yolanda classrooms in north Cebu
The Aboitiz Foundation, the corporate social development arm of the Aboitiz Group, recently announced the completion of the physical turnover of all 227 classrooms in north Cebu that were repaired and constructed last year as part of its schools rehabilitation efforts in response to Yolanda.
The fulfillment of this promise brought 15,000 students in 29 school beneficiaries in the towns of Bogo and San Remigio to the comfort and safety of a better learning environment after the typhoon ravaged schools in the Visayas.
Aboitiz attributes the realization of this commitment to the “bayanihan” spirit that moved individual and corporate donors, partners from the government and private sector, and its team members.
The Foundation spent a total of P194 million on the rehabilitation of schools, a portion of the donations culled from the #BangonVisayas campaign.
“We believe that a better-educated youth means a better Philippines. That’s why we continue to put education at the forefront of our corporate social responsibility initiatives,” stressed Aboitiz Foundation Chairman Erramon Aboitiz.
The Group’s promise of a better learning environment is also manifested through the development of special science elementary schools and technical-vocational high schools, repair and construction of regular classrooms, “Aklat, Gabay, Aruga Tungo sa Pag-unlad at Pag-asa Silid Pangarap” classrooms, teacher skills training, and scholarships and financial assistance.