Students and teachers of Mantagbac Elementary School in Daet, Camarines Norte were all smiles as they received the two-story, four-classroom school building from SM Prime, through SM Foundation last Jan. 31.
As a strategy, the spaces in this building were maximized by integrating a clinic and guidance office as well as an area for literacy and numeracy corner.
These are on top of the regular features and equipment of an SM school building―student armchairs (in which, some are designed for left-handed students), teacher’s tables and chairs, wall fans, wall clocks, washrooms, and panoramic concave blackboards in each classroom.
SMFI put up a handwashing facility to promote proper handwashing among the students as well as the school personnel. This strategy intends to educate learners regarding the importance of proper hygiene in combating viruses and other sickness.
The foundaiton also installed an overhead water tank to ensure the school will have an adequate source of water.
Since 2002, SM Foundation is an active partner of the Department of Education (for its Adopt-a-School Program.
Present at the event were SM Prime Regional Operations Manager Marlo Niko Alvarez and SAVP-South Regions John Jason Terrenal; Department of Education (DepEd) Assistant Schools Division Superintendent Maria Flora Pandes; MES Principal Eden Bugagao; Daet Vice Mayor Rosa Mia King and Municipal City Administrator Kristine de Luna; SMFI executive director Linda Atayde; and other representatives from SM, DepEd, and the local government unit.
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