CARIGARA, Leyte – The Leyte Second District Engineering Office (L2DEO) of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) conducted a distribution of backpacks and school supplies to different elementary schools within the second district.

About 350 pupils from different public elementary schools in Leyte’s second district received school supplies and backpacks from the Leyte Second Engineering District as part of its “Gamit Pang-Eskwela Handog ay Saya’ program.

The distribution of school supplies and backpacks was part of the outreach program of the District Engineers League of the Philippines (DELP).

District Engineer Leo Edward Oppura and Assistant District Engineer Francisco Robin, Jr., spearheaded the activities dubbed “Gamit Pang-Eskwela Handog ay Saya” on their 6th year nationwide project of DELP.

A total of 350 pupils from Kindergarten to Grade 3 from Cogon and Canfabi Elementary School (ES), Carigara; Tolibao and Talisay ES, Capoocan; Balire ES, Tunga; and St. Peter ES, Barugo, all in Leyte, were among the recipients of the school materials.

According to Oppura, this DELP project aims to help the school needs of incoming elementary pupils especially in the rural areas.

“The joy and smile of the pupils while receiving the bag is countless, and we look forward to expanding this program to help ease the parents’ burden in providing their children’s school needs,” he said.

Oppura said that other public schools in the second district will also be visited by them to conduct the same outreach program.