Davao del Sur. Hedcor turned over a “Silid Pangarap” to kindergarten pupils of Almendras Elementary School in Sta Cruz, Davao del Sur last September 11.
A joint project of Hedcor Sibulan, Inc., Aklat, Gabay at Aruga tungo sa Pag-angat at Pag-asa Foundation (AGAPP) and the Aboitiz Foundation, Inc, the 1.2 million-peso building is also in support to sustain the government’s K 12 education program. The building is a one-storey, 2 classroom units plus a mini library complete with reading and educational materials for kinder to grades 1-3. The notable design was followed from the national scheme provided by the AGAPP foundation.
Rene B. Ronquillo, Hedcor president and COO wishes to help address the lack of classroom facilities in this school. “We hope no more classes will be held under the tree or in a gym. The Silid Pangarap will pitch in to a quality education,” he said.
Pinky Aquino-Abellada, founder of AGAPP foundation also sent her message through her representative, Jocy Ledesma saying, “Ang Hedcor ay nagpapakita ng napaka-gandang halimbawa, ang pagtulong sa mga komunidad sa paligid nila.”
Last year, Hedcor built a ‘Silid Pangarap’ to Sibulan Elementary School also in Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur. The four classrooms in Davao del Sur will add to the six Silid Pangarap classrooms built in Hedcor’s host communities in Ilocos Sur and Benguet.
Ledesma further said, “Since 2010, Aboitiz group of companies built Silid Pangarap classrooms to 67 schools nationwide already and 28 of which are in Mindanao”.
Aside from building school facilities, Hedcor also extend its educational assistance through computer units’ donation, internet connectivity, college scholarship grants, high school financial assistance, vocational and technical training, school supplies and information education drives.
Hedcor provided over 50 million pesos for corporate social responsibility (CSR) to its host communities. Other CSR projects are free medicines and health consultations during medical missions, livelihood, and environmental preservation.
Hedcor, a subsidiary of AboitizPower, is the largest developer of run-of-river hydropower plants with 19 generating facilities in Benguet, Ilocos Sur, Davao City and Davao del Sur with a total capacity of 155 megawatts. Sibulan is host to the 42.5-megawatt Sibulan hydropower plant.