Mindanao Times

Marawi school gets aid


ZAMBOANGA CITY - Non-profit organizati­ons on Friday donated textbooks and upcycled chairs and tables to Datu Saber Elementary School in Marawi City.

Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) chief, said Saturday the textbooks and furniture were donated through the “Rebuild Marawi Project,” by the GMA Kapuso Foun

dation Inc., which teamed up with The Coffee Bean and Tea and Rayomar Outreach Foundation.

“The ‘Rebuild Marawi Project’ has bridged access to education and relieved the plight of the young Maranaoans. The military is privileged to share the journey with the GMAKF,” Sobejana said.

Sobejana said he has high hopes that the partnershi­p of the three non-profit organizati­ons will produce more endeavors in the future “as we uphold our genuine commitment to help and reach out to a greater number of people.”

Pharida Sansarona, Marawi City School Division superinten­dent and Datu Saber Elementary School Principal, thanked the three non-profit organizati­ons who donated school supplies and furniture.

The two officials said the donated materials will be of big help to the students of the school.

The schools were among the learning institutio­ns that were affected in the five-month battle between government troops and the Islamic State for Iraq and Syria (ISIS)-inspired Maute group in 2017.

Meanwhile, Rikki Escudero-Catibog, GMAKF executive vice president and chief operating officer, acknowledg­ed the support extended by Westmincom and other partners and sponsors to the rehabilita­tion project of the GMAKF.

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