TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, June 2(PIA) –In line with its Tindog Pilipinas initiative, the world’s leading industrial brand Bosch Philippines has completed the construction of classroom buildings in Alang-Alang, Leyte that was devastated by super typhoon Yolanda.
Bosh Philippines Managing Director Andrew Powell led the inauguration of the school facilities along with Habitat for Humanity Philippines Chief Operations Officer Leonilo S. Escalada, Alang-Alang Mayor Loreto Yu, Leyte’s board member Bob Abellanosa and some officials of the Department of Education.
The turnover of the newly constructed Math and Science Center to Alang-Alang National High School and a computer laboratory to Alang-Alang Agro- Industrial School yesterday were filled with cheers and gratitude from the students, teachers and the local officials in said Municipality.
In his speech, Powell expressed optimism that the new school facilities will be of help in harnessing the student’s capabilities in order to produce more topnotchers in science and math.
“Seeing the renewed hope of the school administrators and students as a result of the Tindog Pilipinas initiative makes me extremely proud to be part of a company that is both commercially-driven and socially-aware,” Powell said.
“Bosch is a strong advocate of education; and as a leader in technology innovation, we are committed to be a partner of these beneficiary schools not just in constructing their facilities but also in building a strong nation of innovators,” he further said.
A third site, the Tanauan II Central School will also open its newly-constructed Industrial Center by the end of the month.
Said school buildings are only few of the rebuilding projects of Tindog Pilipinas that have been completed.
For his part, Habitat for Humanity Chief Operating Officer Leonilo Escalada said rebuilding the schools in affected sites was imperative in giving its residence a chance to prosper once more.
The rehabilitation efforts of school buildings were mobilized with the help of Habitat for Humanity.
Meanwhile, Deped Assistant Schools Division Superintendent Mario Rogie Sumbilan assured to take care of the school facilities with a hope to produce more topnotch students in the future.
The municipality of Alang-Alang, Leyte was heavily stricken during Typhoon Yolanda in November 2013. Due to Yolanda’s magnitude, almost all school buildings were damaged and classes for the succeeding months were held in tents to accommodate the school’s 3, 600 students at the Alang-Alang National High School and in Alang-Alang Agro-Industrial School.(ajc/cba/PIA-8)