THERE is no ceiling to speak of and it gets as hot as an oven on sunny days while the roof leaks and so noisy when it rains.
These are the hazards that the pupils in one of the classrooms at the primary school in the remote sitio of Bodiweng in Bineng, La Trinidad, Benguet have to deal with.
Ms. Remedios Lamsis, a teacher in the said school, said the classroom have been waiting for a facelift from Good Samaritans for years now and make it more conducive to learning. Funding from the government comes in trickles, she lamented.
And just before the opening of this year’s school season, hydropower generation forerunner Hedcor, Inc. came to the rescue of the school children by donating woods, plywoods, paints and other materials to complete the construction of the classroom.
On hand to formally turnover the construction materials were Hedcor, Inc.’s Assistant Vice President Jose M. Mendoza and Civil Maintenance Engineer Amado C. Aquino. Bineng’s Punong Barangay Marino Namoro witnessed the donation.
The donation is part of the hydropower generation company’s continuing social commitment that also includes scholarship grants, computer and school building donations, opening/improvement of farm-to-market roads, livelihood and environmental conservation. It also pursues programs in the area of environmental conservation.
Barangay Bineng plays host to the Hedcor’s mini-hydropower generating facilities along the mighty Balili River.