BURAUEN, Leyte- “Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent on it.”
Thus said Lurelyn Raymundo, Mactan bank manager-Tacloban Branch, during the inauguration of a water pump project at the Villa Rosas Elementary School(VRES), this town.
The Mactan Bank funded the water pump project through its Ysay Foundation.
The construction of the water pump system project in the school was realized through the efforts of the school personnel led by school principal Melvin Amago and duly supported by PSDS Josefina Yu.
The water pump is expected to provide clean water to the 165 students and teachers of the VRES.
“Hinaut unta makabulig an water pump system ha mga bata ngan kamaestrahan ha VRES,” Yu said.
The school is located in Barangay Villa Rosas which is about six kms away from the town center of Burauen.
This water pump is the main source of water for VREsians and still functioning until this time. The water pump is in its 2nd year since it was inaugurated.
(Note: The author is the principal of the Villa Rosas Elementary School located in Brgy. Villa Rosas, Burauen, Leyte)