A VOLUNTEER group headed by presidential sister Corazon “Pink” Aquino-Abellada on Thursday formally turned over seven fully furnished kindergarten school buildings in Negros Occidental province.
Aquino-Abellada, as chair of Aklat, Gabay, Aruga tungo sa Pag-angat at Pag-asa (Agapp) foundation, facilitated the turnover of seven pre-school school buildings for Negros Occidental school children. She said her group’s goal is to build at least 1,000 classrooms for the use of underprivileged kindergarten pupils during the term of her brother President Benigno Aquino 3rd.
The latest batch of Agapp classrooms under the Silid Pangarap Building was made possible through the generous assistance of private donors such as Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction, Coca-Cola Foundation, and Asian Development Bank.
Aquino-Abellada said these efforts by the Agapp foundation are all for the benefit of Negrense learners.
“We thank all our donors, for their endless support to education,” she said.
Education Secretary Armin Luistro said that one of the first programs of the Aquino administration was universalizing kindergarten to which the Agapp foundation urgently volunteered to help with this advocacy.
“This is the first and only partner [Agapp foundation] that helps the DepEd in pushing the kindergarten education. They are committed to build more kindergarten classrooms nationwide,” Luistro said.