Initiative to help our indigent pupils lives on


As we battle one of the worst corona virus outbreaks and lockdowns, economic burden of job loss and limited supply for food and other essential commodities afflicted most families of our indigent pupils.

When we heard success stories of community pantry across the country, the idea of having it in a school inspired a group of teachers of Sta Lucia Elem School to do the same. With full support of our principal, Sir Vito Mengote, we initiated the project of joining the call to help through our own version of community pantry by giving what we can and let them take what they need which began this early May.


The teachers and the school head pooled their resources and effort together in stunning display of compassion and bayanihan spirit. Coming to school with another purpose not only to teach but to lend a helping hand is a big thing. Free time was spent receiving donations, packing goods from piles of boxes and buying other commodities to complete the food pack. Other teachers made effort to communicate and reach out to our indigent ones.

SLES community would like to thank these people with a big heart who helped us made it possible:


To the ever loyal and trusted Local Government Units:

Mayor Francis Zamora, Vice Mayor Warren Villa, Councilor Kit Peralta, Concilor Bea De Guzman and Kagawad Pamboy.


To the Individuals who gave support in their own simple way:

Ms. Kim Mendoza, Ms. Zenaida Gutierrez, Ms. Aida Bernardo, Mr. Vito Mengote, Ms. Nieves Dela Cruz, Mr. Alvin Layoc, Ms. Meliza Alba, and Ms. Cecilia Cajayon.

And to all the teachers and non-teaching personnel behind this initiative:

Ms. Lenie Gutierrez, Ms. Avegile Dullesin, Ms. Elna Pajaron and, Ms. Edilyn Torre.

“This is a big help to our family. We are thankful and happy,” said one of the mothers.

Indeed, efforts like this, give us hope that we can come together and help each other out.


Here are more pictures that captured the activities:


Article written by:

Ma. Cecilia T. Cajayon - Master Teacher I (Sta. Lucia Elementary School)

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