Security Bank Foundation reaches 100 beneficiary schools mark at Cauayan City, Isabela

Security Bank Foundation’s “Build a School, Build a Nation: The Classrooms Project” has already benefitted more than one hundred (100) schools with the turnover of three school buildings equivalent to sixteen (16) classrooms in Cauayan City, Isabela last January 8, 2020. The turned over school buildings include a two-storey, six-classroom school building for Cauayan South Central School – the 100th beneficiary school, another two-storey, six-classroom school building for Cauayan City National High School, and a two-storey, four-classroom school building for Minante II Elementary School.

The “Build a School, Build a Nation: The Classrooms Project” is a multi-sectoral initiative of addressing classrooms shortage and improving the quality of basic education in the Philippines. “Our Classrooms Project was designed to have a holistic approach. Security Bank Foundation would finance the construction of the classrooms. The Department of Education would be responsible for accrediting the schools we will support and for providing the classroom furniture. The respective Local Government Units would provide the land where the classrooms will be constructed. Lastly, our academic institution partners namely, the Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle Philippines, would design training and support programs that will help improve the teaching expertise of the teachers and the leadership skills of school heads,” explained Rafael Simpao, Jr., Chairman of Security Bank Foundation.

Since 2011, Security Bank Foundation’s The Classrooms Project has already turned over 545 classrooms benefitting 102 schools in 55 cities and municipalities nationwide. Security Bank Foundation has also trained 1,387 teachers and 94 school principals.

“These school buildings that Security Bank Foundation has donated will really change the lives of thousands of kids. I really admire the passion, the dedication and the commitment of Security Bank Foundation in partnering with the government. I really admire partnering with a member of the private sector that has the heart for nation building. The best way that the private sector and the government sector can work together is really to give the gift of education. This is one way of helping our economy and our nation to become a first world country. It all starts at home and that is why on behalf of the people of Cauayan, kami po ay taos pusong nagpapasalamat sa inyo at sa mga donasyon nyo ngayong araw na ito,” expressed Hon. Bernard Faustino Dy, Mayor of Cauayan City, Isabela.

“Maraming maraming salamat sa Security Bank. Ang Cauayan South Central School ang may pinakamalaking populasyon ng mga estudyante sa buong Region 2 at ang Cauayan City National High School naman ang may pinakamalaking populasyon ng high school students sa Region 2. Mahalaga ito para sa atin upang ang mga kabataan ay makapagtapos sa kanilang pag-aaral. Kagaya ng Security Bank Foundation, ayaw naming makita ang mga kabataang Sabaleño na hindi magkakaroon ng kalidad na edukasyon,” said Hon. Faustino Dy, Vice Governor of Isabela.

“We are grateful for this wonderful gift Security Bank Foundation. Matagal na namin itong pangarap na magkaraoon ng multi-storey classroom buildings. Together with the principals of the three schools na nakareceive ng school building, ipinapangako namin na ito ay aming pangangalagaan,” assured Dr. Alfredo Gumaru, Jr., Schools Division Superintendent of the Department of Education Division of Cauayan City.

Through the Classrooms Project, Security Bank Foundation helps Security Bank host communities secure better quality of lives for the next generation of Filipinos through better quality of education.