GMA Kapuso Foundation (GMAKF) recently turned over the second Kapuso school built in Marawi City under the ‘Rebuild Marawi Project’.
Through the joint efforts of its multi-sectoral partners and donors, GMAKF was able to rehabilitate two (2) classrooms and build four (4) classrooms and a total of 12 gender-sensitive restrooms at Pendolonan Elementary School. A concrete school square for student assemblies was also built along with a five (5) faucet hand washing facility for the students from Kindergarten to Grade 6. A Kapuso ng Kalikasan tree planting activity was also conducted during the inauguration.
The turnover ceremony was led by GMAKF EVP and COO Rikki Escudero-Catibog together with the AFP’s 1st Infantry Asst. Division Commander Brigadier Gen. Jacinto Ramos Bareng, Task Force Bangon Marawi Assistant Secretary Felix Castro, Lanao Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce & Industry Inc. Honorary President Henry Dy, Manila Water Foundation Executive President Reginald Andal, Department of Education (DepEd) ARMM Marawi Division Superintendent Pharida Sansarona, DPWH Region X Assistant Regional Director Jing Saldua, Marawi City Information Officer Johara Gandamra Tanggote, Provincial Social Welfare Development Officer Maharlanny Alonto , Lanao Del Sur Provincial Police representative and NHA Community Services Support Officer Aisah Marohom-Salic .
GMAKF is the first non-government organization to turn-over a newly constructed school in Marawi City last October, exactly a year after its liberation by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) from the Maute terrorist group.
The construction was made possible through GMAKF’s partners: Armed Forces of the Philippines' Western Mindanao Command & 54th Engineering Brigade, Task Force Bangon Marawi, Joint Task Force Ranao, Department of Public Works and Highways National and Region X, the local government, Department of Education National, ARMM & Marawi Division supported by the Provincial Government of Lanao del Sur & the Lanao del Sur Police Provincial Office.
GMAKF’s Rebuild Marawi Project is also made possible by monetary donations from the public and the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII), Princess Dato Sri Dr. Becky Leogardo of Malaysia, Wilcon Depot Inc., and ICCT Colleges Foundation Inc. as well as material donations from Hanabishi Philippines, Siam Ceramics, Cemex, NKD International Trading Corporation, Hocheng Philippines Corporation (HCG brand), Manila Water Foundation, Davies Paints Philippines, Solid Shipping Lines Corp and 2Go Group Inc.
GMAKF used construction materials resilient to fire, typhoon, and termites to ensure the sturdiness and durability of each classroom.
To donate to GMAKF’s projects, visit www.gmanetwork.com/kapusofoundation/donate.