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SUN Life Fi­nan­cial Philip­pines Foun­da­tion Inc., in part­ner­ship with Chil­dren’s Hour, has suc­cess­fully con­cluded Project 120 Class­rooms, an ini­tia­tive aim­ing to build 120 class­rooms in ar­eas that were heav­ily hit by nat­u­ral calami­ties.

The turnover ac­tiv­i­ties for the last set of class­rooms were re­cently held at the fol­low­ing: Cubag El­e­men­tary School, Caba­gan El­e­men­tary School, and Catabayun­gan El­e­men­tary School in Caba­gan, Is­abela; and Nan­nar­ian and Cabbo in Peñablanca, Ca­gayan.

Over 2,500 stu­dents ben­e­fited from these ef­forts.

Prior to these ar­eas, Sun Life also helped re­build schools in Bo­hol, Cebu, Ak­lan, Leyte, Iloilo and Ca­marines Sur un­der Project 120 Class­rooms. Apart from class­rooms, Sun Life Foun­da­tion also built a bas­ket­ball court and sev­eral read­ing corners that can be used by the stu­dents. The ben­e­fi­cia­ries were also given sports equip­ment, art ma­te­ri­als, and a dig­i­tal li­brary with the help of the Depart­ment of Science and Tech­nol­ogy and the Chil­dren’s Hour.

“It is a heart­warm­ing mo­ment to see the fruition of a project that we started five years ago, to cel­e­brate Sun Life’s 120th an­niver­sary in the Philip­pines. More than ful­fill­ing a cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity, Sun Life ini­ti­ates ac­tiv­i­ties like this to bring hope to Filipinos and em­power them to pur­sue a brighter fu­ture,” said Alex Nar­ciso, pres­i­dent of Sun Life of Canada (Philip­pines) Inc. and Sun Life Foun­da­tion. “Through pro­grams like this that pro­mote ed­u­ca­tion, liveli­hood, and health and well­ness, we earnestly hope to pos­i­tively im­pact the com­mu­ni­ties we serve.”

Nar­ciso was joined by fel­low Sun Life ex­ec­u­tives: Sun Life Philip­pines Hold­ing Co. and Sun Life Foun­da­tion chair­man Riza Man­tar­ing and Sun Life Fi­nan­cial Ex­ec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent and Chief Fi­nan­cial Of­fi­cer Kevin Strain in the turnover ac­tiv­ity. They also took the chance to bond with the school chil­dren through mu­ral paint­ing, vol­ley­ball, as well as story telling.

Sun Life ex­ec­u­tives, led by Nar­ciso and Man­tar­ing, present a plaque of recog­ni­tion to Chil­dren’s Hour in honor of their sup­port for Project 120 Class­room.

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