One hundred and twenty (120) SM scholars from Leyte and Samar enjoyed a lunch treat at the Shylaer’s Sizzling Steak Restaurant in Savemore Tacloban City with SM Foundation representatives last month.
Out of the 120, one hundred scholars were the recipients of additional scholarships under SM Foundation’s Yolanda Rehabilitation Program in 2014.
SM Foundation turned over its 63rd school building, a newly-built and fully furnished two-storey, four-classroom school building, to Ibajay National High School in Kalibo, Aklan on December 16, 2014. The building included 200 student armchairs, 16 wall fans, eight blackboards, four teachers’ desk sets and four toilets.
SM Prime Holdings, BDO Foundation and SM Foundation teamed up to reconstruct the Lantangan Elementary School in Barangay in Pontevedra, Capiz.
The 2-storey, 4-classroom building was turned over on December 15, 2014 and comes with four toilets, 200 student armchairs, 16 wall fans, eight blackboards and four teachers’ desk sets. In addition to these, SM Foundation will also be handling the building’s maintenance and upkeep.
After a year of holding classes in two Department of Public Works and Highways bunkhouses or under the shades of trees, 846 students of Pedro E. Candido National Memorial High School have moved to two newly constructed school buildings in a site built by SM Foundation with funds from partners Forever 21, Global Hope Inc. & TTokamsa Mission Church. The new buildings stand on a one hectare lot donated by Angelique Claire Candido, granddaughter of Pedro Candido the original owner of the property and former Mayor of Hernani, E. Samar.
(Left) SM Foundation Scholar Hazel Berbano from the 19th batch of graduates from Punlaan School. (Right) Graduates of 2014 with Punlaan School officials and teachers.
Tacloban City: Eastern Visayas State University (EVSU) is now a partner university of SM Foundation when a memorandum of agreement is signed to forge this partnership. SM scholars from Samar and Leyte don’t need to travel far to enroll for Engineering, IT and Education courses.
The SM College Scholarship, SM Foundation’s flagship education program, is now accepting applications for school year 2015-2016.