Davao Light turns over 150 armchairs to Tugbok school-A A +A
Friday, February 4, 2011
DAVAO Light and Power Co. turned over last Wednesday 150 new wooden armchairs to Talandang Elementary School in Tugbok District.
The chairs will be used by 150 primary and elementary students of the beneficiary school.
At present, some of the classes are using two-seater school desks made of plastic; most of which are already dilapidated.
The armchair donation is the first to be made by the electric utility in 2011.
However, 300 more armchairs are being readied for turnover to two more beneficiary schools in Davao City and Braulio Dujali in Davao del Norte.
The project is part of Davao Light's continuing support to the Department of Education's "Adopt-a-School" program. Each armchair costs about P800 to assemble and apply finishing work.
Davao Light community relations manager Vic N. Sumalinog told Wilma G. Acog, principal of Talandang Elementary School, that the chairs are meant to improve the conduciveness of each room to learning.
In effect, the Davao Light official said the company is looking forward to the overall improvement in the quality of students that will graduate from the school.
Sumalinog also told Acog that education is a primary focus of the company's corporate social responsibility (CSR) program, believing that education molds today's youth to become the leaders of the country in the future.
Acog committed to do her best to take care of the new chairs. She said she will devise ways that will ensure that the chairs will not be vandalized by those who will use them.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on February 05, 2011.