Airline helps build library for elem. school in Olango-A A +A
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
SOME 700 students of Poo Elementary School (PES) in Olango Island, Lapu-Lapu City will no longer have to lie on the floor of their teachers' faculty room just to read their favorite books.
This December, a library building will rise inside the school premises. It will be the first library building on the island and will contain not just storybooks but other reference materials as well.
The library is a joint project of Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd., U-Freight Philippines, Inc., and Philippine Business for Social Project (PBSP).
Connie Cimafranca, Cathay Pacific marketing and communication supervisor, said that while they have long been holding socio-civic activities, they decided this time to embark on something more sustainable and has a lasting impact on the community.
U-Freight president Michael Aquino said they agreed to work with Cathay Pacific in this project because the company has always been supporting education-related initiatives.
PBSP Visayas Regional Board vice chairman Philip Tan pledged during Monday's groundbreaking ceremony that they will donate books for the library.
Cimafranca said that aside from books, the library will also have a multi-media and sports equipment; these, however, will be provided during the second phase of the project.
Lapu-Lapu City East Division Schools Superintendent thanked the benefactors and assured them that the library will be taken care of so more students will be able to use the facility in the future.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 09, 2013.