CITY OF SAN FERNANDO Donations from various groups and agencies will help enhance learning of young learners at Bancal Pugad Integrated School (BPIS) in Lubao town after it received from member agencies of the Regional Sub-Committee for the Welfare of Children (RSCWC) learning materials and school supplies under the Pass-a-Book and #HatidMalasakit project.

Pass-a-Book and #HatidMalasakit project aims to provide learning materials to children in indigenous peoples’ communities and other remote areas. A total of 109 elementary students at BPIS benefitted from the donations.

Still in its pilot year, Pass-a-Book and #HatidMalasakit was conceptualized due to the observed lack of learning materials during the Covid-19 pandemic. Under the new normal, the donated school supplies will be a great help to their students because not all of them have the ability to buy school supplies and learning materials.

Among the RSCWC member agencies which participated in the event is Philippine Information Agency Central Luzon which handed out assorted school supplies including plastic envelope with handle and zipper, writing pads, writing notebooks, pencils, sharpener, eraser, crayons, ruler, and brown envelope.

Philippine National Police also gave assorted school supplies, bond papers, and backpacks.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development donated sanitation kits including shampoo, body soap, alcohol, toothbrush, toothpaste, towels, sanitary pads, and facemasks.

The Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office meanwhile distributed food packs to the student beneficiaries.

Aside from that, local government units including the provinces of Bataan and Bulacan; as well as other government agencies like the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology and the National Economic and Development Authority donated books, encyclopedias, learning materials, and school supplies.

Aside from Bancal Pugad Integrated School, similar activities were also conducted at the Dueg Resettlement Elementary School in San Clemente, Tarlac; and Mampueng Elementary School in Olongapo City.