LikasDiwa Foundation Inc., the corporate social responsibility arm of Metro Agoo Waterworks Inc., has donated 1,579 books to 15 public elementary schools in Tubao, La Union.
MAWI is a subsidiary of Calapan Waterworks Corp., the water unit of Jolliville Holdings Corp. led by businessman Jolly Ting. MAWI launched its water operations in Agoo in 2016 and expanded its service area to include several barangays in the neighboring town of Aringay. Tubao is the source of the water supply.
Jolliville Holdings Corp. vice president Eric Montelibano, MAWI general manager Alex Manto and LikasDiwa Foundation managing director Marisol Lim Ybañez led the turnover of the books to the principals of the 15 public schools at Tubao Central Elementary School in the presence of Tubao mayor Dante Garcia on May 25, 2018.
Ybañez said the book donation represents MAWI’s Library Enhancement and Appreciation Development program which aims to boost the school library materials in support of the Department of Education’s “Adopt a School” program.
“This initiative is intended to improve the library materials of the schools by increasing the number of available reference books in their library,” she said.
She said the books with a total value of P110,530 were sorted and donated to 4,268 pupils of 15 elementary schools in Tubao.
Manto, on his part, said the book donation is just one of the CSR programs of LikasDiwa Foundation and that many more CSR programs will be implemented in the area soon.
“LikasDiwa Foundation and MAWI believe that this program will improve the quality of education and will encourage the students to read in order for them to widen their knowledge,” said Manto.
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