(In front of the Guidance Office at the SM school building of Mantagbac Elementary School in Daet, Camarines Norte.)
The students and teachers of Mantagbac Elementary School (MES) in Daet, Camarines Norte were all smiles as they received the two-story, four-classroom school building from SM Prime, through SM Foundation (SMFI), last January 31.
(Inside the clinic at the SM school building of Mantagbac Elementary School in Daet, Camarines Norte.)
As a strategy, the spaces in this building were further maximized by integrating a clinic and guidance office as well as an area for literacy and numeracy corner. These are on top of the regular features and equipment of an SM school building—student armchairs (in which, some are designed for left-handed students), teacher’s tables and chairs, wall fans, wall clocks, washrooms, and panoramic concave blackboards in each classroom.
(Literary and Numeracy corner)
The SMFI put up a handwashing facility to promote proper handwashing among the students, as well as the school personnel. This strategy intends to educate learners regarding the importance of proper hygiene in combating viruses and other sickness. More so, SMFI also installed an overhead water tank to ensure that the school will have an adequate source of water.
Since 2002, SM Foundation is an active partner of the Department of Education (DepEd) for its Adopt-a-School Program.
(Students of Mantagbac Elementary School, together with some SMFI officials, tried the newly installed handwashing facility.)
Present at the event were SM Prime Regional Operations Manager Marlo Niko Alvarez and SAVP-South Regions John Jason Terrenal; Department of Education (DepEd) Assistant Schools Division Superintendent Maria Flora Pandes and MES Principal Eden Bugagao; Daet Vice Mayor Rosa Mia King and Municipal City Administrator Kristine de Luna; SMFI executive director Linda Atayde; and other representatives from SM, DepEd, and the local government unit.
(SMFI executive director Linda Atayde with some of the Mantagbac Elementary School students in front of the newly turned over SM school building.