DILG Regional News
Fire-hit school benefits from Tagum's Care for School Chairs ProgramAugust 15, 2012
MUNICIPALITY OF SULOP, DAVAO DEL SUR – Teachers and students of the Solongvale Elementary School here which was partially destroyed by a fire were jubilant when the City Government of Tagum donated 288 new school chairs to the school in time for the opening of classes.
Mayor Rey Uy said the donation of 144 armchairs, 84 desks and 60 kiddie chairs through the city government’s Care for School Chairs Program (CFSC) which fabricates school chairs and furniture out of confiscated logs.
Earlier, Council Members of the Municipal Government of Sulop personally went to Tagum City to request the said chairs last June 5, upon learning about the CFSC program over television and on the newspapers.
In an interview, Mayor Uy said the Local Government of Tagum is happy to extend assistance to Sulop which badly needed the chairs for their classes to resume.
As of the moment, the local government of Sulop and the parents built makeshift classrooms to accommodate classes in Grades I, III and VI of the school which has a population of more than a hundred.
Since the donated chairs are more than enough for the need of the school, excess chairs will be donated to nearby barangays in the municipality.
The CFSC, which started in August 2011 with the partnership of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Department of Education, has already delivered 46,765 pieces of school furniture to schools in Davao Region and some parts of Luzon. - Louie Lapat