Security Bank Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of Security Bank Corporation, recently inaugurated in Naga City nine (9) classrooms inclusive of three (3) comfort rooms for Villa Grande Elementary School, Camarines Sur National High School and Naga City Science High School.
The ceremonial ribbon cutting was led by DILG Secretary Jesse M. Robredo, Acting OIC of Naga City Councilor Cecilia V. De Asis, Division Schools Superintendent of DepEd Naga Dr. Emma I. Cornejo, Ateneo de Manilka Univeristy Vice President for Social Concern Atty. Jaime G. Holifena and Security Bank Foundation Chairman Rafael F. Simpao, Jr.
In attendance during the event were Security Bank Foundation Trustee Melissa Aquinbo, Security Bank Region Head FVP Maros Ancheta, Area Head VP Angel Muyot and Cluster Head SM Jose Josefat Tolentino. Also present to witness the event were the City Councilors of Naga, valued clients of Security Bank Naga Branch, and the principals, teachers, and students of the three (3) public school beneficiaries.
The donation of classrooms to the three schools in Naga is part of the Foundation’s “Build a School, Build a Nation: The 60 Classrooms Project”. The project is a partnership for the construction of Public School Classrooms initiated by Security Bank Foundation in partnership with Ateneo de Manila University over a period of 3-5 years. Funding from Security Bank Foundation will be supported by Ateneo’s design of academic programs that will help improve the academic performance of students in public schools. The 60 Classrooms Project of the Foundation was formally launched with the building of 13 classrooms for public schools in Cabiao, Nueva Ecija in 2011. The Naga donation will be followed by the construction of 15 classrooms in Davao.
In addition, the Foundation also recently signed an agreement with AGAPP Foundation, Inc. to help build 40 classrooms for kindergarten students of identified public schools nationwide.
Through the classrooms project, and in response to the Government’s call for support for the new K+12 Education Program of the Department of education, the Foundation is committed to build 100 classrooms for public schools in the country to reduce the gap of over 44,000 classrooms in the country.