Present during the turnover of two-story, ten-classroom school building donation to Tuguegarao West Central School were (from left to right) Kara Monica Duque (Security Bank Tuguegarao-Buntun Branch Business Manager), Bernadette Roy Cornejo (Security Bank Tuguegarao Branch Business Manager), Hon. Atty. Jefferson T. Soriano (Tuguegarao City Mayor), Dr. Reynante Z. Caliguiran, CESO VI (Department of Education Tuguegarao City Schools Division Superintendent), and Vilma Darisan (Tuguegarao West Central School Principal)
TUGUEGARAO CITY, CAGAYAN – Security Bank Corporation’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm Security Bank Foundation, Inc. (SBFI) turned over its third school building in Tuguegarao City on December 22, 2021.
The two-story, ten-classroom school building was received by the Tuguegarao West Central School (TWCS). As of December 2021, SBFI has already donated 24 classrooms in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan. In 2019, SBFI turned over two-story, eight-classroom school building in Annafunan Elementary School and two-story, six-classroom school building in Pallua Elementary School.
Since 2011, SBFI has been implementing its Build a School, Build a Nation Program to provide additional classrooms for public schools in areas where Security Bank operates, complementing it with major repair support, teachers training, and other learner support interventions.
Despite the pandemic, the SBFI sustained the program in preparation for the eventual resumption of face-to-face learning delivery, which has already resumed in various parts of the country.
Department of Education Tuguegarao City Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Reynante Z. Caliguiran, CESO VI affirmed the importance of classrooms despite the pandemic. “Safe, resilient and future-ready classrooms are still key to delivering quality education that is relevant, inclusive and sustainable.”
“The Build a School, Build a Nation Program shows that BetterBanking is not just about providing business excellence but also enhancing the quality of people’s lives,” expressed Ferdinand T. Uy, Security Bank Corporation Branch Banking Group North Luzon Area Head.
Thus far, SBFI has built 701 classrooms in 123 schools in 69 cities and municipalities, a fitting celebration of Security Bank’s 70th anniversary.