Students launch adopt a school project

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014


STUDENT leaders from different parts of the Philippines has launched an adopt a school project for disaster-stricken schools in northern Iloilo.

Ruevin Serrano, secretary general of the Student Council Alliance of the Philippines (Scap), said the project aims to rehabilitate three elementary schools and three community schools in the fifth district of Iloilo that were ravaged by Typhoo Yolanda (Haiyan) last November 2013.

The schools are Gabi Elementary School in Carles, Lawis Elementary School in Gigantes Island, Cares, Alapasco Primary School in Batad, and three schools in Sicogon Island, also in Carles.

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Serrano said the two-year project will help in rebuilding the lives of their fellow students and the community they belong.

He said they are asking help from students all over the country to provide school supplies and equipment on top of rebuilding the schools.

The students launched the project during the 9th National Congress in Iloilo City from June 19 to 23.

Member councils and organizations of the Scap has expressed their commitment in pushing for local policies in each school for them to be more prepared in case a disaster strikes.

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