Many public schools in the Philippines require constant maintenance, owing mostly to the torrential rains and high humidity brought about by local weather. This makes their upkeep a race against nature.
While some school buildings may have lost their sheen, it takes a bit of help to make them look bright and conducive to learning.
Taguig National High School is an example of such an institution. Through the DepEd’s “Brigada Eskwela” program, Philam Life Foundation has recently repainted and turned over a brand new-looking building to the school, which currently educates about 2,000 students in its K-12 program. The Math building includes eight newly-repainted classrooms, complete with about 40 desks and a blackboard for each classroom.
Philam Foundation KaAkbay volunteers and Taguig National High School volunteers worked hand in hand to repaint the building including some areas of the school.
Following the activity, Philam Life’s newly-elected CEO Axel Bromley expressed his heartfelt thanks to all the volunteers. “As you know, our corporate headquarters is located in Taguig, so we were doubly inspired to do our part to help this community,” he explained. “I believe that one of the best forms of community service is educational support, so I am truly honored to be a part of this initiative. Moreover, it was amazing to see Filipino bayanihan in action,” Bromley further enthused.
In addition, Philam Foundation also donated a 3-classroom building to Taguig National High School under its Philam Paaralan Program. The Foundation has donated over 80 classrooms across the country since it started the program in 2011.
Philam Foundation is the CSR arm of Philam Life, the country’s premier life insurance company. As part of the AIA group of companies, Philam Life began its commitment to reach out to communities in need, with a special program dedicated to the Philippine public school system through the Philam Paaralan program.
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