SM Foundation turned over its 75th school building to Lucban Elementary School in Baguio City on July 5. The two-storey, four-classroom school building is fully furnished with 4 toilets, 200 armchairs, 4 sets of teacher’s tables and chairs, 8 blackboards, 16 electric wall fans and 4 wall clocks.
Lucban Elementary School is one of the nine central schools of Baguio City. At present, it is the second biggest public elementary school in the City of Pines in terms of teachers and pupil population. The school also offers special science classes from Grades I – III.
“Four classes for Grade III students will occupy the four classrooms in this new school building,” said Joseph Estigoy, Lucban Elementary School Principal.
“Thank you is not enough to fully express our gratitude to SM PRIME and SM Foundation for their generosity that will surely benefit our school children,” Principal Estigoy continued. “The students will have a better environment for learning that will inspire them and even make them enjoy studying more.”
“SM Foundation has been a constant partner of DepEd’s Adopt-a-School Program which aims to reduce the gap between private and public school education specifically in lack of facilities. Since 2002, through its School Building Program, SM Foundation has improved the quality of education by providing a more conducive environment for learning that has increased student attendance and test scores as well as boost the morale of the teachers,” said Linda Atayde, SM Foundation’s Executive Director for Education.
Supporting communities, SM Foundation has already turned over 75 school buildings nationwide with a total of 228 classrooms to date since its school building program started in 2002.