SDO provides aid to typhoon stricken Manduyong Elementary School in Cebu
As part of its extension services, the SDO San Juan City initiated the Twinning Program under Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) - SGOD. The program aimed to help schools that were heavily damaged by typhoon Odette that struck the country in December 2021 with the five provinces in the Visayas including Cebu, being one of the hardest hit.
An identified beneficiary of the twinning program was Manduyong Elementary School in Badian District Cebu, a small school with 16 teachers, 422 learners headed by School Head, Allan Antecristo. Needing repair of damaged buildings, construction of temporary Learning Shelter, Psychological First Aid, and provision of school supplies, SDO San Juan City through the DRRM led by Harry Bajo, focal person, initiated a massive donation drive to help Manduyong ES.
Heeding the call are SDO public schools: Pedro Cruz Elementary School, Salapan Elementary School, San Juan Elementary School, San Perfecto Elementary School, Kabayanan Elementary School, Nicanor Ibuna Elementary School, Pinaglabanan Elementary School, Sta. Lucia Elementary School,West Crame Elementary School, San Juan National High School, San Juan National City Science School, San Juan TVL Senior High School and San Juan Academic Senior High School. A total of P126,605.00 was collected from the said schools coordinated by the Unified San Juan City Public School Teachers Association (USJCPSTA) headed by Mr. Lexter M. De Belen.
The money was sent via bank transfer to the school which was primarily used to repair damaged classrooms. Mr. Antecristo, expressed his gratitude to the SDO donation efforts by constantly updating the SDO on fund utilization.
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Harry C. Bajo
Project Development Officer II - DRRM
Schools Division Office - San Juan City