Security Bank Foundation, Inc.’s (SBFI) newly donated two-story, eight-classroom building at the Kalibo Pilot Elementary School, Aklan has shown its resilience when it withstood the Aklan flash flood on the same afternoon after its turnover. This is thanks to the structure’s one meter elevation from the ground.
With the country being prone to natural calamities, the SBFI school building has been designed to be disaster- proof. All classroom projects underwent soil investigation to assess if there were any necessary adjustments needed to strengthen the footing foundation of the structures. Ceilings and roofing were reinforced to ensure resilience against strong winds. New buildings were also equipped with steel doors and window frames to address termite infestations common in public schools.
“The SBFI school building will provide a safe learning environment and will help children achieve their dreams and aspirations in life. They deserve better,” said Kenn Hervee Ortalla-Birrell, Security Bank Kalibo Branch Business Manager.
Painted in Security Bank trademark colors of blue and green, the SBFI has already turned over 663 sturdy classrooms in 118 schools in 69 cities and municipalities nationwide. The Foundation also has a program for major repair of classrooms damaged by disasters or in need of overall upkeep.
To learn more about Security Bank Foundation’s projects and how you can contribute, visit www.securitybank.com/foundation.