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Gabay Guro, ACC turn over two new classrooms in Bohol

by Katrina A. Mallari | Jan 14, 2019
20190115news_gabayguro1Students of Sagbayan Sur Elementary School give thanks to Gabay Guro and partners.

Gabay Guro, in partnership with the Asian Carriers Conference (ACC), turned over two brand new classrooms to Sagbayan Sur Elementary School in Bohol.

The two brand new classrooms are equipped with comfort rooms, chairs, tables, blackboards and wall fans. These classrooms are made of prefabricated materials which are both typhoon- and earthquake-resistant. 

The building of these brand new classrooms are part of Gabay Guro’s pillar which is housing and educational facilities. Gabay Guro’s classroom donation aims to improve the teaching environment of the teachers resulting in better quality education for the students. Since 2013, Gabay Guro has been donating new classrooms nationwide, completing 47 classroom donations at the end of 2018.

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In photo during the ribbon-cutting are, from left: Gabay Guro Educational Facilities Committee Member Jet Tabanera, Sagbayan Headquarter Principal Genara Polinar Matutes, Department of Education (DepEd) Region VII Education Program Supervisor Emerson Degamo, Gabay Guro Educational Facilities Pillar Head Bong Padiz, Bohol Government Board Member Agapito Avenido, PLDT Cebu Zone Head Erwin Rubi, School Principal Guardiano Ayento, ACC CSR Committee Charissa Santiano, Representative from District Government Dong Lee, and Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Officer Felito Bello Pon.

“In Gabay Guro, we aspire to provide the best learning opportunities for both our teachers and students. It is through education that one is able to dream bigger, do more, and aim higher. We hope that through these new classrooms, the students of Sagbayan Sur Elementary School are now better equipped to learn and are even more inspired to do their best in everything they do,” said Gabay Guro Chairwoman Chaye Cabal-Revilla. 
   
20190115news_gabayguro3In photo during the ceremonial turnover of the symbolic key are, from left: Gabay Guro Broadbanding and Computerization Pillar Head Josie Cuevo and Committee Member Red Medel, 2G Educational Facilities Pillar Head Bong Padiz and Committee Member Jet Tabanera, ACC CSR Committee Charissa  Santiano, Principal Guardiano Ayento, Representative from District Government Dong Lee, Bohol Government Board Member Agapito Avenido, Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Officer Felito Bello Pon, former Sagbayan Sur Elementary School Principal Joaquina Pan Canino, Sagbayan Sur Elementary School Teacher Carolyn Bongato, Sagbayan Headquarter Principal Genara Polinar Matutes and DepEd Region VII Education Program Supervisor Emerson Degamo.

Sagbayan Sur Elementary School is located in Sagbayan, Bohol. Prior to Gabay Guro’s donation, the school had seven classrooms which is shared by nine teachers among 187 students from Kinder to Grade 6. Three of these classrooms were built from half-concrete, half-wood and are heavily infested by termites. Wall cracks and roof holes are noticeable causing rainwater to leak into the rooms. In addition, the classrooms were not spacious enough to accommodate a regular class. With Gabay Guro’s donation, there is a greater opportunities for a classroom environment which is conducive to learning. 
 
“In behalf of the teaching staff of Sagbayan Sur Elementary School, we are grateful for the generous donation and overwhelming support provided by Gabay Guro and ACC. Words are not enough to describe the happiness that our community feel. This is truly a stepping stone in pursuing better quality education especially for our youth today,” said Sagbayan Sur Elementary School Principal Guardiano Ayento. 
 
Gabay Guro is the flagship program of the PLDT-Smart Foundation that provides abundant support and assistance to teachers nationwide. Aside from the housing and educational facilities pillar, Gabay Guro has six other pillars, including scholarships, trainings, livelihood programs, broadband and computerization, teachers’ tribute, and innovation. 
 

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