Two elementary schools in Benguet can look forward to improved facilities in 2020 as renewable energy company SN Aboitiz Power-Benguet (SNAP-Benguet) recently adopted them to be the beneficiaries of the Adopt-A-School Program (ASP).
The school improvement project is covered by a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed between SNAP-Benguet with the regional office of the Department of Education (DepEd) on December 5, 2019 at the Ambuklao Hydroelectric Power Plant (HEPP). President & CEO Joseph S. Yu represented the company while Benilda M. Daytaca, OIC-Schools Division Superintendent, represented DepEd.
Although by no means new to undertakings that support and advance community education, this is SNAP-Benguet’s first ASP engagement. Through the MOA, SNAP-Benguet will fund Nawal Elementary School’s roof rehabilitation project and Binga Elementary School’s tile-floor installation for nine (9) classrooms. Nawal Elementary School is located at Brgy. Nawal in the municipality of Bokod while Binga Elementary School is located at Brgy. Tinongdan in Itogon. Each project has a budget of PhP500,000.
Site management led by SNAP-Benguet Plant Manager AVP Hollis Fernandez served as the signing event’s witness, and the affair was graced by SNAP-Benguet, DepEd, and school officials.
Benilda M. Daytaca thanked SNAP and emphasized that the program will be of great help to the department and the beneficiaries. Ardesheir A. Benso, Nawal Elementary School’s Head Teacher, and Dante D. Ramillo, Binga Elementary School’s principal, were also thankful and delighted that their schools were chosen to be part of such a huge project.
Both SNAP-Benguet and DepEd implied a desire to continue working together to benefit more students with better quality education. Voicing his eagerness to extend further assistance, Joseph Yu encouraged DepEd to share their strategic plans, for review and potential groundwork for future collaborations.
After the event, the DepEd officials took a tour of the plant’s facilities which they found impressive. They conveyed their appreciation of the plant’s high-standard maintenance and operations.
This undertaking is part of SNAP’s continuous exploration of more ways to better society, starting from its host communities.
PHOTO CAPTION: SN Aboitiz Power, represented by President and CEO Joseph S. Yu (2nd from left), and DepEd-Benguet’s OIC-Schools Division Superintendent Benilda M. Daytaca (2nd from right), during the Adopt-A-School MOA signing.