TACLOBAN CITY- The SM Foundation Incorporated in partnership with UBS Philippines turned over a 2-storey four-classroom school building to Cogon Central School(CCS) in Ormoc City last September 1.
SM Foundation executive director for education Carmen Linda Atayde said that the school building they donated to the CCS is the 4th school building they constructed in the region as part of their response in the aftermath of the onslaught of super typhoon ‘Yolanda’ that hit the region in 2013.
But in all, the donated classrooms to the CCS add to the foundation 260 classrooms that they have donated since they started the activity in 2002.
Atayde said that each classroom of the building at the CCS can accommodate 50 students equipped with four toilets.
Also, they allocated 200 armchairs wherein 20 of these are for left-hand students, 4 teacher’s table with chairs, 16 wall fans, 8 blackboards, 4 wall clocks and 4 toilets.
The school building is also the first time that SM Foundation built with ramps intended for persons with disabilities.
“We hope that the school will take care of the building especially in maintaining its beauty,” Atayde said.
Atayde said that they will visit the school every year and make repairs if necessary.
The foundation also plans to provide learning materials and computer units to the school in the future.