The Philippine Star

Philam Paar­alan gives ac­cess to ed­u­ca­tion

- Education · Iceland · Belarus · Maria Leonor Robredo · Austria · Department of Education · Camarines Sur

Prox­im­ity to a school is a fac­tor that hin­ders Filipino chil­dren in far-flung ar­eas from ac­quir­ing and pur­su­ing the ed­u­ca­tion that they dream of.

Such is the case for the youth in the re­mote com­mu­nity of Barangay Bura­bod, Ca­marines Sur, where stu­dents had to walk for ap­prox­i­mately five kilo­me­ters in or­der to reach the near­est high school es­tab­lish­ment.

Some stu­dents even had to pass by an un­sta­ble rope bridge just to get to school.

To ad­dress this prob­lem, Philam Foun­da­tion re­sponded to the re­quest made by then Ca­marines Sur Con­gress­woman and now Vice Pres­i­dent Leni Ro­bredo to build two new class­rooms in the said Barangay.

The class­rooms were show­cased dur­ing the re­cently con­cluded class­room turnover at the Severo High School.

Thanks to the help of Philam Foun­da­tion, Vice Pres­i­dent Leni Ro­bredo, and the lo­cal gov­ern­ment, the stu­dents, as well as their par­ents, now have a re­newed sense of hope of reach­ing their dreams as they con­tinue their ed­u­ca­tional jour­ney aided by their new class­rooms.

The Philam Paar­alan class­rooms that can ac­com­mo­date 100 stu­dents, are fully- fur­nished, well- lit, ven­ti­lated, and com­plete with re­strooms and wa­ter san­i­ta­tion and hy­giene (WASH) fa­cil­i­ties. They are calamity-re­silient and can with­stand up to 300kph of typhoon strength.

Philam Paar­alan is Philam Foun­da­tion’s flag­ship pro­gram, which aims to build class­rooms in calamity-stricken and un­der­served com­mu­ni­ties around the coun­try in part­ner­ship with the De­part­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion.

From its orig­i­nal tar­get of build­ing 65 class­rooms in five years, Philam Paar­alan is set to com­plete 121 class­rooms, al­most dou­ble its tar­get in just four years.

 ??  ?? Philam Life chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Ariel Can­tos shakes hand with Vice Pres­i­dent and Hous­ing and Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment Co­or­di­nat­ing Coun­cil (HUDDC) Chair­man Leni Ro­bredo, with Philam Foun­da­tion pres­i­dent Max Ven­tura.
Philam Life chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Ariel Can­tos shakes hand with Vice Pres­i­dent and Hous­ing and Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment Co­or­di­nat­ing Coun­cil (HUDDC) Chair­man Leni Ro­bredo, with Philam Foun­da­tion pres­i­dent Max Ven­tura.

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