DepEd utilizes SBFI donated classrooms for limited face-to-face classes

With the Department of Education (DepEd) beginning limited face-to-face classes in select areas, Security Bank Foundation Inc. (SBFI) is honored to witness the use of its donated classrooms.

“DepEd chose the donated school building of Security Bank Foundation for the implementation of face-to-face classes because of its spacious and well-ventilated classrooms, allowing students to safely return to school while following safety protocols,” says Samson Tallodar, Tacurong Pilot Elementary School principal.

Despite COVID-19 pandemic, SBFI sustained its Build a School, Build a Nation: The Classrooms Project which meant the continuous construction of classrooms in areas where Security Bank has branches and taking advantage of the absence of face-to-face classes to bridge classrooms gaps in public schools.

Security Bank Foundation also sustained the major repair of previously-donated classrooms, most especially those that were damaged by typhoons and earthquakes. The Foundation also complemented the infrastructure support with virtual teachers training and educational videos production dubbed as Ready, Set, Read! to help teachers with navigating distance learning delivery and the improve students’ acquisition of fundamental English reading competencies.

Security Bank Foundation has so far funded the construction of 178 classrooms during the pandemic with 84 classrooms already turned over last 2021 and 94 in various stages of construction. This brought the total classrooms funded by SBFI to 715 since the program’s launch in 2011.

In recognition of SBFI’s learning continuity initiatives during the pandemic, SBFI received plaques of appreciation from DepEd Central, Regional and Division Offices. The Foundation is also a long-time partner of the DepEd for its Adopt a School Program.

Security Bank Foundation has also opened opportunities for other companies and organizations to co-sponsor the cost of school buildings for donation to select public schools. To learn more and partner, visit bit.ly/SupportSBFIClassrooms.

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