Security Bank Foundation inaugurated and formally turned over a 2-story, 4 classrooms school building donation to Inzo Arnaldo Village Integrated School in Roxas City, Capiz in a simple ceremony last February 17, 2016.
Security Bank Foundation Chairman Rafael F. Simpao, Jr., Ateneo de Manila University Vice President for Social Development Atty. Jaime G. Hofilena, Hon. Brgy. Chairman Regalado V. Capapas and DepEd Division Superintendent Roel F. Bermejo led the ceremonial ribbon cutting of the school building donation for Inzo Arnaldo Village Integrated School.
Also present to witness the inaugurations were Security Bank Foundation Program Manager Mel Cordova, Security Bank Western / Eastern Visayas Area Head, Manila Proceso Berino and Roxas City Branch Business Manager Rica Garganera.
Representatives from the City Government, Brgy Council and DepEd Division Office of Roxas City also graced the event together with the teachers, parents and students of Inzo Arnaldo Village Integrated School.
The school building turned over to Inzo Arnaldo Village Integrated School is part of Security Bank Foundation’s “Build a School, Build a Nation: The Classrooms Project”, and is the second school building built by Security Bank Foundation in Roxas City, Capiz for use of public school students with special education needs.
The “Build a School, Build a Nation: The Classrooms Project” is a partnership for the construction of Public School Classrooms of Security Bank Foundation in partnership Ateneo de Manila University. For this collaboration, Security Bank Foundation would provide financing for the construction of the classrooms, while Ateneo de Manila University, through its Ateneo Center for Educational Development (ACED), will design programs that will help improve the academic performance of students in public schools. The other major partners include the Department of Education, who is responsible for providing the classroom furniture and the respective Local Government Units, whose responsibility will be the provision for the land where the classrooms will be constructed, the facilitation of construction permits and monitoring of the construction projects.
Since 2011, a total of two hundred twenty-one (221) classrooms were formally turned over to fifty-three (53) public schools in thirty (30) cities and municipalities nationwide. Another sixteen (16) classrooms for two (2) public schools in Balanga City, Bataan and Dagupan City, Pangasinan are expected to be completed and formally turned over in March 2016.
In response to the Government’s call for support for the new K+12 Education Program of the Department of Education, Security Bank Foundation’s Classrooms Project is committed to build more classrooms for public schools nationwide to help reduce the gap of over 40,000 classrooms shortage in the country.