AGAPP-EMCOR/JVR Foundation has turned over four school buildings in different areas.
These are in Leling Elementary School in Davao del Sur and Malungon Central Elementary School, San Felipe Central Elementary School, Colon Maasim, Glan Central Elementary School, all in Saranggani Province.
Presidential sister, Pinky A. Abellada - AGAPP Chairperson headed the inauguration, with Hagonoy Mayor Ret. Gen. Franco MagnoCalida, Punong Barangay Ronnie A. DeluaoDeped Officers, school principal & teachers, and the JVR Foundation/EMCOR officers.
The construction was made possible through the effort of the Ninoy& Cory Foundation (NCAF) and Aklat, Gabay at ArugatungosaPagangat at Pag-asa (AGAPP) working group, headed by Abellada in partnership with the Jesus V. del Rosario Foundation Inc. &Emcor, Inc. headed by its president Armando D. Enero.
The AGAPP project does not only aim in giving support to children of poor families but also in training the teachers to have a better and more effective teaching approach, providing libraries and training facilities.
JVR Foundation is the social arm of the JVR group of companies with members: Emcor, KServico, Kawasaki Motors, among others.
Living up to its corporate mission, it involves itself in programs that will bring about development of the country starting with the education and development of the youth through access to good education - scholarship, feeding program, teachers' training, and these school buildings.
Emcor president said "these projects are made possible through the patronage and support of the communities where Emcor operates and we are now sharing the benefits we gained with these noble projects that will benefit the underprivileged children who will eventually become the future leaders of our country. Through better school facilities, we would be able to give these children a more conducive place for learning."
Emcor is the leader in the business of retailing appliances, motorcycles and computers with 128 stores in Vis-Min and the store managers; Elena Siangco, Digos Store Manager; Roselle Cudal, GSC Highway Store Manager; and Rudy Licanto, GSC Pendatun Store Manager.
"It is hoped that these efforts of building classrooms for children will be duplicated in many parts of the country with this kind of partnership aiming to uplift the lives of Filipinos , maybe we cannot feel it much at present, but in the future, through the youth of today," Enero added.