AboitizPower subsidiary Hedcor Sibulan, Inc. eased problems rooting from dilapidated classrooms with the recent turnover of a refurbished 3-classroom school building to Sibulan Elementary School.
The turnover rites were attended by local government of Sta. Cruz led by Mayor Joel Rey Lopez and the Department of Education showing their full support in the project.
School Principal Roderick P. Orpilla expressed gratefulness in the event saying, “Thank you Hedcor. From the start until now, you are always there sharing your assistance to our school most especially to our dear students. I hope our partnership in achieving the quality education for students will last forever. Thank you for giving us hopes to reach our dreams.”
Students, parents and faculty members witnessed the ceremonial ribbon cutting, unveiling of brass marker, and signing of deed of donation that marked the formal turn over of the classrooms.
The building, after repainting, is more conducive to learning. Also, students will no longer suffer from leaks especially during rainy days for classrooms were furnished with sturdy roofing and ready-to-tap electrical installation. New chairs, tables, boards and other school paraphernalia were likewise given.
Hedcor Vice President for Mindanao Operations Rolando Pacquiao heed a call to students and teachers, “We in Hedcor prioritize our assistance to education. Part of it is refurbishing classrooms. I hope you will take care of it, so that many students can also use the classroom. This long term project will help you achieve the quality education.”
At present, Grade 2 and Grade 5 pupils occupied the new rooms. Next year, the school administration intends to reserve the rooms for the incoming Grade 1 students to cater the increasing number of enrolees.
The project in partnership with the Aboitiz Foundation is an actualization of Hedcor’s promise of inclusive growth with its host communities through CSR’s focused on education, livelihood, health and environment.
Hedcor is a wholly owned subsidiary of AbotizPower generating 155MW through run-of-river hydropower operations. It operates 19 plants in Benguet, Ilocos Sur and Davao.