Security Bank Foundation turns over classrooms in Catarman, Northern Samar

(from left to right): Mr. Regidor Edward Chan (Security Bank Catarman Branch business manager), Ms. Sherry Sosa (Catarman LGU representative), Dr. Cherry I. Ultra (University of Eastern Philippines president), Dr. Davy Aplan (DepEd Northern Samar Social Mobilization and Networking supervisor), and Dr. Fe C. Adriano (UEP Senior High School principal)

CATARMAN, NORTHERN SAMAR – Security Bank Foundation, Inc. (SBFI), the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of Security Bank, turned over two school buildings, with six classrooms each, on September 3 and 16, 2021.

The beneficiary schools were Washington National High School and University of Eastern Philippines Senior High School. Aside from the new classrooms, these schools also enjoy free regular training programs for its teachers and school principals, as well as other learning support interventions for its students.

Catarman Municipal Mayor Hon. Francisco Rosales, Jr. thanked SBFI for donating new school buildings, highlighting how these will “provide positive energy and boost the morale of students, their parents, and their hardworking teachers”, especially when limited face-to-face classes resume.

Security Bank Catarman Branch Business Manager Regidor Edward Chan, who was involved in implementing the project, expressed his pride as a Security Banker, “It brings me pride and joy that school buildings very conducive to learning were constructed by the Bank’s Foundation in our own local community. It shows the Bank’s commitment to building a better nation through its CSR programs.”

Launched in 2011, SBFI’s Build a School, Build a Nation Program helps provide Filipinos with opportunities to develop through education. By December 2021, SBFI would have donated 701 classrooms in 124 schools located in 69 cities/municipalities nationwide. The foundation remains committed to constructing new classrooms for public schools especially in communities where Security Bank operates.

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