Mayor Abby leads turnover of school supplies, food packs donated to Marawi school children


March 9, 2018

Ref.: Makati ICRD, 8998938



Mayor Abby leads turnover of school supplies, food packs donated to Marawi school children



Makati Mayor Abby Binay on Thursday led the turnover of food packs and school supplies donated by the city government to the Department of Education (DepEd) for the benefit of thousands of school children affected by the armed conflict in Marawi City last year.


In a simple ceremony held at City Hall, the mayor signed the Deed of Donation together with Education Secretary Leonor Briones who represented DepEd and the City of Marawi.


Aside from 2,500 food packs, the city has also donated 5,000 pairs of school shoes; 10,875 sets of school uniforms; 1,946 P.E. jogging pants; 5,594 P.E. T-shirts; 358 boy’s polo; 331 girl’s blouse; 202 boy shorts; 50 skirts; and 1,009 pants for distribution to elementary and secondary school children of the war-torn city in Mindanao.


 “Through this donation, we aim to somehow alleviate the plight of school children in Marawi and, at the same time, recognize their perseverance in pursuing their education despite their traumatic experience,” Mayor Abby said.


The donation was made under the Adopt-a-School Program of the Department of Education-Makati, which was authorized by the Makati City Council through Resolution No. 2018-004 upon the recommendation of the Makati City School Board chaired by Mayor Abby.


Meanwhile, Barangay San Lorenzo chief Ernesto Moya also attended the ceremony and signed a memorandum of agreement and deed of donation with Briones for the barangay’s sponsorship of “Build a Classroom for the Children of Marawi” Project in the amount of P4.66 million.


The said project is intended to help build new classrooms for thousands of displaced children in Marawi, where schools were heavily damaged during the five-month siege.


In June last year, Mayor Abby directed the administration of the city-run University of Makati to accept transferees and grant full scholarship to displaced students of Marawi and to children of slain soliders.



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