36K learners, teachers to receive school supplies
Around 35,000 learners and more than a thousand teachers will receive school supplies donation of the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Foundation, according to the Department of Education (DepEd).
Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte thanked the BPI Foundation’s initiative as it partnered with the DepEd for learning recovery.
“This project brings joy and ease to thousands of public school teachers and students, a concrete affirmation of your trust and confidence in them to hold out strong as we endeavor to recover learning gaps due to the schools’ closures during the pandemic,” she said.
“May we never tire [of] finding meaningful ways to support our shared endeavors of our teachers and students and maintain the quality of our education through our engagements, synergy, and commitment to the nation,” she added.
The BPI Foundation assured the public of its sustained commitment and partnership with the DepEd.
“We believe that it is essential to every recovery is the full support and cooperation between government and the private sector… The BPI Foundation, we remain committed to the rebuilding phase, until we are fully recovered,” said Owen Cammayo, Executive Director of the BPI Foundation.
Besides school supplies for thousands of learners and teachers, it will also turn over printing resources donations for 74 big and small schools nationwide.