Educators thank lender for disaster relief

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Education executives commend Cebu-based CitySavings Bank for helping keep disaster-struck schoolchildren interested in learning despite hardships. contributed photo

Various educators expressed their gratitude following the recent assistance provided by City Savings Bank Inc. (CitySavings) and the Department of Education (DepEd) to typhoon-stricken schools in Northern Samar.

This is to at least encourage them to go back to their classrooms, their second home and be able to give hope and muster the courage to stand on their own feet again

According to the lender, a total of 2,400 learning kits were distributed to 12 public schools last 16 and 22 January 2019.

Teacher Gretel Grace Olangco from one of the schools that received assistance expressed her gratitude to the lender and hopes for recovery after the disaster.

“An integral part to a child’s success in school is making sure they have proper classroom supplies. As a teacher, I am thankful for CitySavings’ commitment to bridge the gap and immediately provide assistance that will empower both learners and teachers,” Olangco said.

Likewise, Schools Division Superintendent Carmela Tamayo shared the same sentiment.

“The immediate assistance our children need is the provision of school supplies. This is to at least encourage them to go back to their classrooms, their second home and be able to give hope and muster the courage to stand on their own feet again,” Tamayo said.

Moreover, Jellain De Francisca, a fifth-grade student from Imelda Elementary School thanked CitySavings for being one of those who received a new set of school supplies.

“Thank you for the donated school supplies. Because of this, we now have learning materials damaged by the typhoon,” Francisca said in Filipino.

CitySavings said in a statement the donations form part of the commitment to help bring change in the world.

“This initiative is CitySavings’ commitment to disaster response to fulfill our purpose of driving change for a better world,” it said.

Among the schools that received assistance were Nenita Central Elementary and National High School, Cahiksan, Cagmanaba, Hinabangan, Mirador, Canawa, San Jose, Imelda, Flormina, Santa Catalina and San Isidro elementary schools.

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