Some 80 students from kindergarten to grade six in Sitio Magtunao, Barangay Culandanum, Bataraza have received school supplies including slippers and umbrellas.
Community organizer Vannesa Apilan said that the turn over of school supplies on September 9 is in support for the education sector through the allotment from Social Development and Management Program (SDMP).
“Posibleng impact nito ay wala ng mga bata ang nakapaa habang pumapasok sa iskwela at hindi na rin sila mababasa sa ulan dahil binigyan sila ng payong para sa araw-araw nila na pagpasok,” she said.
The community had allotted a budget of P80,000 for the distribution of school supplies to the students of the community.
She said that it was the first time that the Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corporation (RTNMC) had distributed school supplies to the community of Sitio Magtunao particularly for the indigenous people (IPs) residing in the area.
“Karamihan sa mga bata ay minsan walang gamit sa eskwela kaya naisipan ng kanilang chieftain na magbigay ng school supplies para sa mga bata galing sa SDMP project ng RTNMC,” she said.
The community also plans to include the scholarship grant to strengthen the education sector through the utilization of their SDMP.