ILOILO CITY: Student leaders who attended the 9th National Congress held in this city from June 19 to 23 launched a “Adopt-a-School” project for disaster stricken schools in northern Iloilo.
Student Council Alliance of the Philippines (ESCAP) secretary general Ruevin Serrano said the project is in close coordination with the Department of Education aimed to rehabilitate three elementary schools and three community schools in the fifth district of Iloilo severely ravaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda last November 2013.
The schools under the project are Gabi Elementary School in Carles, Lawis Elementary School in Gigantes Island, Cares, Alapasco Primary School in Batad, and three schools in Sicogon Island, also in Carles.
Serrano said the two-year project in rebuilding the schools, will help in rebuilding the lives of their fellow students and the community they belong. He said they are seeking help from students all over the country to provide school supplies and equipment on top of rebuilding the schools.
Serrano said as student leaders, they are committed to create projects and programs that will help children have access to education.
ESCAP member councils and organizations expressed their commitment during the Congress in pushing for local policies in each school in order for them to be more prepared in case a disaster strikes.