Like other schools, the students of Tubison Elementary school are on modular learning and are learning from home. However, shall physical classes resume anytime, newer and sturdier classrooms await the students of Sitio Tubison after Hedcor completed P700,000 worth of repair for two of its classrooms.
While Hedcor has put efforts in supporting distant learning by providing resources to its partner schools, it has also recognized that the need for quality educational facilities is still an existing concern that needs to be addressed.
This is especially the case of Tubison Elementary School. Located in the outlying areas of Brgy. Astorga, Santa Cruz, Davao del Sur, the school was not fully developed and lacked physical facilities.
Along with the improved accessibility in the area brought by the efforts of the local government, Hedcor saw this opportunity to further carry out its responsibilities to its neighbor and partner. This is through helping provide a learning-conducive facility to the eager students of Tubison Elementary School.
The preparation started in the first half of the year but was delayed due to community quarantines. It finally saw completion in the second half of the year. The repair covered roofing and ceiling works, repair of walls, doors and windows, as well as repainting.
The classrooms will then be cared for and put to use by about 50 students from grades five and six. In the meantime however, the repaired rooms are currently used for modular distribution.
“It's been a long time since we've dreamed of having comfortable classrooms for our children and now our dreams have been realized,” shared school principal Minda Pretilo, who also expressed excitement for students to use the classrooms once physical classes resume.
“More pupils' dreams will be fulfilled. Thank you so much for extending your help and support. The classrooms will be remembered and treasured forever,” she added.
Hedcor has been in constant collaboration with their host schools in Santa Cruz since the inception of Hedcor’s four hydropower facilities in the municipality way back 2010. Hedcor has been proactive in boosting quality education in the area and has even produced scholars graduating with Latin honors and board exam top notchers.
Hedcor is a run-of-river hydropower arm of AboitizPower which holds a total installed capacity of 278.84 MW of clean and renewable energy.