Filinvest turns over new school building-A A +A
Saturday, October 27, 2012
THE Filinvest Land Inc. (FLI) turned over on Thursday a school building to Daniel M. Perez Central Elementary School (DMPCES) through Aklat Gabay Areuga Tungo sa Angat at Pag-Asa Foundation.
In an interview, Mia Buenaventura, the company's manager for marketing and corporate corporations, said it's already the second school building they turned over to a public elementary school that has a deficiency in the number of classrooms. The first school building was turned over in October 11 to a public elementary school in Muntinlupa City.
She said FLI committed a total of five schools to donate so far, each is comprised of two classrooms. In November, the firm will turn over another school building in Ilocos Sur.
Two more school buildings will soon be established later this year, one in Surigao and the other in Quezon Province. However, the beneficiary schools are yet to be identified.
Each school building costs about P850,000.
She said Agapp Foundation is the one who chooses the beneficiary schools based on the online application of the school.
DMPCES principal Rose Monsanto said they received the school building very timely since the school population increases each year.
The school, she said, posted a total of 2,414 students enrolled for the school year 2012-2013.
However, she added they still need five more schools to ease the congestion of the students in every classroom.
The ideal ratio in every classroom is supposedly one classroom for every 45 students, but the current ratio is even higher, which reaches even to 60 students in every classroom.
For the new school building, which is already the 7th Agapp school building in Davao City, she said about 25 to 30 students can be accommodated.
In a brief, the turnover of new school building will allow teachers to conduct more classes simultaneously allowing these their students to truly enjoy a better learning.
Agapp is targeting a total of 1,000 school buildings by 2016, but the latest count of the buildings established is already 400 which is already to their 2016 target. (ALC)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 28, 2012.